While fast food is more fatty than other types of food, you can cut back on it, as stargazer said, without cutting it out altogether.
Instead of a double quarter pounder, just get a regular quarter pounder, or a regular cheeseburger. Instead of super sizing, get the regular size fries that come with it.
It’s the same with sugars. Don’t cut them out altogether. Just cut back on them. You’re young and active, so modifying your eating habits in this way will probably result in a fairly quick weight loss.
I, too, lost about 30 pounds or so roughly ten years ago by eating at mealtime only; no between-meal snacks, no munching in the evening. And I stopped taking second helpings at mealtime. It took about 7 months, but by golly, it worked, and I didn’t feel like I was depriving myself of food I liked, nor that I was starving.
Unfortunately, I gained it all back and then some when I switched jobs and my eating habits changed. But I’m back to doing it, in hopes that I can hit my fighting weight around the summer.
In many ways, it’s not what you eat, it’s how much you eat. If you have a relatively healthy diet, then just cut back, and limit snacks that have worthless calories.
Oh, and percussion, we kinda like posters who use the “Shift” key, punctuation and Preview.
Just a word to the wise. Welcome to the Board!