My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.~Orson Welles
Weight management and eating less are indeed good friends. You can’t expect to maintain your weigh if you eat lots of food all the time. It is just an impossible dream that even I wish could become true. Sadly it won’t and I know it.
Eating less food for weight management doesn’t mean you have to starve yourself. Far from that. All you really have to do is eat less food than required to make you gain weight. If after a diet you revert back to your old eating habits you are bound to get fat again. You eat a lot more food than your body requires when you gain weight.
You should eat exactly the amount of food your body requires to get you through the day. No more no less. But this would be a really stressful and difficult balance to strike and keep. Imagine all day long, counting all your calories, how much you have eaten and how many you have burned. A nightmare that you would have to keep up for the rest of your life.
A better way to do it is by adjusting as you go the amount of food you eat. If one day you eat more food than you should have, the next day eat less and exercise more. Establish one the right amount of food for you, and learn to go by feeling exactly if you had enough food or not during one day. No calorie counting, just listening to your body.
Learn to make the distinction between emotional hunger and physical hunger. Eat only you feel physical hunger. We mostly overeat because of emotional hunger. This is the simple and dirty trick to weight management. Eat only when you are truly hungry, don’t overeat and you will avoid being fat ever again.