We've said before that proper nutrition trumps exercise. This means, regardless of how hard or long you exercise, you won't see optimal physical results that without first addressing how you fuel your body. From basic, to more complicated, here are some strategies to get you started:
1.) Eat REAL food - shop on the outside perimeter of the grocery store and avoid processed, packaged foods as much as possible. In general, do your best to eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
2.) Count your macros - all calories are actually not created equally. Although it is true that you need to eat fewer calories than you expend in order to experience weight loss, having the proper combination of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat) in your diet is essential. Learn more from our friends at MacroED
3.) Timing of eating - If you're already eating clean and counting your macros, you may want to start looking at timing of eating. Having consistent amounts of fuel on board and varying your fat and carbohydrate intake based on your exercise regimen will help you get to the next level. Learn more from the folks at Renaissance Periodization