Jessica Alba once stated in an interview, that she comes from an obese family and decided not to eat the way they did at a young age (junk food, rich, large portions?)and she is on a whole foods, portion controlled diet. And she stayed slim.
I like the idea of eating 1-2 fists of whole foods that I like when hungry and then wait until true hunger shows up again. And not sticking to strict times. What if I am only hungry before or after that time. I think that leads to problems/obsessions. This way I’m mentally at peace and enjoy the food. I might have a couple of days before my period when I “eat for heat” lol and that never made me fat. But eating like that every day would and it’s a leap of faith to think that the weight will come off after a year if it hasn’t for most.