I would say that everyone just starting out is going to want to familiarize themselves with food labels. Know how to read ingredients, protein content, sugar content, fiber content, and anything else important.
But beyond that, most people should probably just develop reasonable eating habits over time, and they simply need to cope with eating a bit more with each new level gained in bodyweight.
For someone like me (a naturally very skinny person with zero appetite), counting calories was the only way to get the ball rolling as a beginner.
I absolutely 100% think it is a mistake for any beginner to do anything as complicated and boring as counting their “macronutrient breakdowns”, and trying to achieve some arbitrary perfect balance. If you need to count anything, first priority is calories… then I would say drinking enough water and taking in a good amount of protein would be of second concern (if they are a problem at all in the first place).
Then maybe if all of that is good to go, scale back your sugar and trans fat intake as much as you can, get a greater amount of fiber with your meals (kill two birds with one stone, eat vegetables to get fiber and essential vitamins and minerals).
THEN, even if ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE IN PLACE, I still do not believe any beginner should try to count up their macronutrient ratios. Give me a break with that shit.