Pardon me while I complain, because you're going to hear a lot of it over the next month. This blog is for me; I complain to get it out; read it if you want; click on to some other site and don't come back if you do not.
I'll keep this particular ramble short. This is based on my experience. People vary, and I am not especially big (bigger people have reported different experiences and all sorts of people have reported bull$hit accounts otherwise...) Here goes: While people love to obsess over what they're going to eat while they're on a diet, and entire magazines are devoted to it - nay, entire industries - and zillions of dollars are spent by people trying to buy an easy way out - well... if you're going to lose weight, while you still get to eat *something* each day (lest you die of starvation) - you'd better get used to basically not eating.
In other words, fancy it up all you want by talking about what you're going to eat. In the end, it's a whole lot of NOT eating. It's about not eating. (I just repeated myself.) You don't eat a lot more than you do eat.
It sucks; it's not fun; it works. It's something that has to be endured. Show me the person who says, "...and I was never hungry" and I'll call that person a liar or someone who has not lost any weight.
Maybe it's different for others- whatever - but at my weight, to take a pound off means eating about 1/4 of what I would like to eat, and probably about 1/3 of what I would normally eat.
Over and out.
Calories today: 1,427, and I could easily eat double that and not feel that I overindulged.