Control, that’s the key to the weight loss game. Control your fat self, control what you eat, your portion size and your physical activity. Lack of control can lead to overindulgence and weight gain. Believe me, I speak from experience.
Make the right choices, keep at least half your plate filled with plant based foods. Eating a wide variety of whole foods not only insures a balanced diet but makes mealtimes more interesting, making you less likely to go for that guilty pleasure. Educate yourself so you know what to put on your plate. Try new recipes, use a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Plan ahead. Keep your fat self happy, if you must, with a small serving of what you're craving, while your thin self maintains control.
There is a no nonsense guide to making healthy choices at www.HelpGuide.org that includes excellent strategies for a healthy diet. Check it out and let me know what you think.