I've been lurking FN for a week or so just trying to get some information and I think I'm just saturating myself with WAY too much information, and it's creating a contradiction. Basically my goals aren't to become broly, but to just be healthy and develop some strength as well. If the strength is visible or not, that I don't care about so much. But i do at least want my stomach line a bit smaller to get a slight visible ab line. But beyond that I'm not looking to bulk up really. My main goal is actually cardio endurance as I want to run a marathon. And I'm not going to drop money on a gym membership until I can ensure that I keep with this program (I'm pretty poor). So for my training I'm using my apartments center which has a treadmill and a cable system for resistance training. So with my goals I thought I developed a diet through the material I read, but now today after working out I've come back and read things that seem to contradict what I thought was correct. I'm 5'11" 153 pounds. My original plan was: 2086 calorie diet for cutting the waistline for some visible abs 65% carb = 339g 24% protein = 123g 11% fat = 26g But now today I've been reading that carbs should NOT be the bulk of the diet. Now I know there's so many different schools of thought out there on this, but all the information I read seems to be 'right' (judging by the sources) but all the information I'm reading seems to just go against the other article. Is there one solid school of thought to go by to just eat clean and become healthy? Again, I'm not looking to showcase my body, just feel better.