A mindful approach to food quality and energy intake is enough for most people to get lean and healthy. In other words eating real food in quantities which match your goals.
It’s only when you want to drop down to extremely low body fat levels that you have to start paying much closer attention to precise calorie counting, macronutrient levels and meal timing.
This can be an extremely tiresome and demanding process. Your social life will almost certainly suffer and oftentimes so will your health.
For most people who simply want to look good and feel good it simply isn’t worth the effort.
Bottom line make sure getting super lean is something you really want to do before trying to rid your body of every last fat cell.