If you start to consume whole natural foods (I call em 1 ingredient foods) you will really be surprised how much you can eat while still restricting your calories. I'm male and get about 2300-2400 a day, and I feel like I'm eating more food quantity wise than I was before starting fitday, yet I am losing weight. I keep hunger in check by staying hydrated and if I need to curb a craving fast a small serving of mixed nuts and some cottage cheese does a good job, or a whey protein drink.
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself. ~Muhammad Ali
You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. ~Charles C. Noble
July 6th 2010: 225 lbs, 24% body fat
Nov 30th 2010: 181 lbs, 12% body fat
Dec 28th 2010: 177 lbs, 11% bf
Total weight loss 48 lbs.