A few years back, I was a pretty big boy, 220, and the years were piling up, 67, and when I would go deer hunting, I was almost certain I would experience a coronary conclusion before I got to the top of some of the hills.
East Tennessee isn't exactly flatland.
I decided to lose some weight, and I learned quickly that calory count wasn't by any means the whole story, as in bacon and eggs, or sausauge and eggs didn't cause the same weight build-up as did the same calory count of cereal and milk, so you might say I "discovered" the Atkins plan, lots of protien and few carbs.
I further discovered that food consumed early in the day had a chance to "burn off" during the day, and eating late in the day caused the food to "lay heavy" on the stomach and cause weight build-up, so by trial and error, I developed my own weight loss plan that WORKS ! ! !
I eat a heavy breakfast, about a pound of grapes before lunch, which is modest in calories, and low in carbs, and for the supper meal, I eat a LARGE, (maybe a quart) of solid salad, chopped celery, chopped bell peppers, and chopped cumumbers doused liberally with French fat-free dressing, cut 50% with water, and that is it for the day.
I ride the stationary bike a half hour before each meal at moderate speed, and the whole system works for me, 'cause I feel GREAT, and can do more than when I was 50, and I am 72 now.
Back to the topic of the post, DO NOT eat any heavy food late in the day, eat it early, eat deserts before 9:00 in the morning, etc, and the most important thing about it all, is to BE FAITHFUL TO THE PROGRAM ! !
My weight is now 155, and I am hungry all the time, but it is part of the price of feeling good and being healthy.
Do NOT lie to yourself.
Try it, you'll like it ! !