I'm certain Crazy would understand this better than I do, but I'll give it a shot.
It is vastly healthier and gets your metabolism moving much more quickly if you are eating 4-6 tiny meals a day, instead of 1-3 larger ones. You eat more, but because your body always knows there is a little bit more coming in another 2-3 hours, your metabolism doesn't let you go into starvation mode. If you're only eating 1-3 larger meals, and you are full, it's your bodies way of saying that you are full, but because your body has another 13 hours or longer till you eat again, it will go into starvation mode.
I've found the healthiest way to lose weight (although I'm not very good at sticking with it yet) is to find out how many calories you are supposed to have, and then cut off 500 calories from that. With even a small amount of exercise, you should lose 1-3 lbs a week (conversion to kg?... sorry, not sure what it would be).
I did great for 5 days on mine... then I had a bad week where every second meal required that I be out of the house.
And of course, I put the weight right back on. So, I'm back on it strickly again. I allow myself to eat whatever I want, but I need to count the calories as closely as I can. With my current weight and level of activity I should be using 2700 calories a day, so I've cut myself down to 2200 calories a day, with the caviot of trying to keep myself under 2000 total.
Like I said, my first 5 days I lost weight, and it was easy. This also means that any "starving/hungry" feelings I have I can mostly put off to my mental addiction to food, instead of worrying about if I'm being healthy or not.
I'll let you know how my attempt is going every week or so (it's not like we're chatting about anything else on here). The only thing is I can't start my exercising tonight... I've come down with a cold that's developing into a fever, so I'm resting.
Anyone know any healthy homemade soup recipes?