It's just mental. We had an idea of what we ate before, which was a lie. We may have eaten 1500 calories planned, and ate 1500 more at 4th meal, but we think of our former diet as 1500. So now I eat around 2,000 calories a day, and feel like it is a lot of food. This probably has to do with more veggies, which has increased the volume also.
So in reality, our average overall calories have gone down, but we remember the salad, and cereal that we ate for the first 12 hours of the day, and conveniently forget the other 1/2 of our consumed calories that we ate in 1 hour at night.
So my average is actually down from 3000 to 2000, which is why I can lose 1-2 lbs a week.
If you are losing weight on a semi- consistent basis, you aren't eating too much. Just make sure all your trackers are correct. Stay in range, and report exercise accurately, and you will lose, even if you think it is too much.
Russell - current BMI 31.4
197 - bmi-30
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 192.6