Does anyone know of a diet or weight-loss method where you can lose weight but actually still enjoy your life without your diet getting you down? I managed to lose weight in the past but it was down to willpower and nothing else which was extremely difficult as most of you will probably know and it doesn't seem like a long term solution either as I can only last so long at my target weight without giving in to temptation and piling it all back on again.
I've tried the eating method where you chew your food properly and wait 20 minutes until the stomach sends the 'full' signal to the brain - I find this works only when I drink a large glass of water with my meal but then I've also been told not to do that as it supposedly dilutes your digestion process in the stomach making it harder to digest or absorb fats?! I'm no biologist so someone will have to explain that one better than me but basically my point is I can't win because unless I drink water with my meals, I don't feel full and just eat mass portions of food instead.
I would be grateful if anyone could advise me on what to do or even if people just shared any similar experiences. My ideal solution would be to find a way to control hunger pangs between meals and feel full after a meal without gulping down a ridiculous amount of water just to make my stomach feel full.