Let’s assume for the purposes of the question being asked, that you’re eating more than 1300 calories a day for a lady and 1600 calories for a guy — plus about 200 calories if you have more than 100 pounds to lose.
Here’s an odd thing. You will eventually get used to eating less than you used to eat.
When we were going through my grandma’s things we found her good china, 125 years old, and thought someone had STOLEN her big dinner plates. Come to find out when we looked it up online, people did not used to eat so much and the plates we thought were large salad plates were the dinner plates!
Part of our problem has been ever expanding intake. Did you know the reason a small Starbucks coffee is a Tall is that they used to have only the Short and the Tall, and the Tall was the BIG size? Also the size McDonald’s fries that used to until recently be in the kid’s meal were actually the Regular adult size a generation ago? Coke used to come in cool little 6 oz bottles and now it’s in 64 ounce Big Gulps. We eat too much!
Over a period of time it will feel like your stomach is shrinking, almost like having gastric bypass surgery — you’ll feel too full when you eat more than what NS gives you in a day. Wait for it, it is worthwhile! Just an aside, if you overeat in a big way, the feeling of being really hungry comes back quickly. Got to eat consistently just enough to fuel your body without being enough to get stored away as fat, which is your body’s way of preparing for the next famine (which never comes!).