My credo when it comes to eating reflects the influence of Michael Pollan. He’s an author and liver of life, a renaissance man after my own heart. He’s written a number of books that I hold dear (including Omnivore's Dilemma) and currently produces a 4 episode documentary series on Netflix called, “Cooked,” named after his book also titled, oddly enough, “Cooked.”
Mr. Pollan, probably Michael or Mike to his friends, encourages any person to eat whatever they want. Really. That’s the diet. Anything at all. The only catch to the recipe of abundance is that whatever you do eat, the sky being the limit, make it yourself. From scratch. Suddenly your unadulterated fantasies, untamed by your own skill quickly shrink to a more manageable size constrained significantly by reality. Maybe those brownies or that pie will be a very occasional treat instead of an every night occurrence.
Sure, that probably means less fun overall. But it also means that you’ll gain knowledge and become more skilled and become less dependent and possibly become more resilient and generally just become better. In the end it helps to turn food back into more of what it originally existed as, a means of survival, and less the mindless and meaningless binge it has become.