My friend and colleague, Dr. Tommy Wood, recently posted a terrific discussion on weight loss and the many factors to consider. You can read it here. Should Calorie Counting Be the Main Focus for Somebody Trying to Lose Weight (Body Fat)? | Nourish Balance Thrive
Tommy is the smartest physician I know. He researches a topic extensively and carefully separates bad science from good science.
If Tommy renders an opinion, you can take it to the bank.
Read the NBT post by Tommy at the link above and you will not be disappointed. Then sign up to receive short weekly e-mails with sound advice on health and nutrition.
I have discussed the importance of circadian rhythm, restorative sleep, hormonal effects of food choices, and the effects of stress. Tommy covers all of these and much more with links to scientific papers if you are interested in delving deeply into the issues. But if you just want sound advice on weight loss, read the post and organize your life around improving your habits as he recommends.
Live clean, eat real food, spend time with friends and family, hug someone every day, engage in meaningful work, get sunshine early in the day, exercise in a green space and live in the moment.