What has worked for me..
What has worked for me is counting calories and watching portion sizes. Also, I make sure to eat min of 3 meals a day. I allow myself snacks but try to keep them around 100 calories so I don't overdo it. I do not skip breakfast like I used to do. I eat oatmeal for breakfast because it is quick and easy. Like someone had stated previously I will sometimes prelog my calories to see where the day stands. There are times I don't get enough calories and don't want to get in the habit of binging at the end of the day to make sure I get enough. I stay between 1200 and 1500 calories a day and it seemed to work. I have lost 74lbs since the middle of January this year. Whatever you do don't deprive yourself. If you like carbs don't go on a low carb diet. Do what works for you and you will succeed. This is not a diet but a lifestyle change just remember that and you will do fine. Good luck and welcome.