On my quest for a smaller girth, I found one thing that seems to help me to drop weight besides hard exercise. It is the avoidance of eating anything between 8pm and 8am.
I stick to this rule steadfastly.
If it is later than 8pm, and I mindlessly say to myself, “Boy, I sure could eat some buttered popcorn or a PB & J sandwich,” then I am stopped by the clock.
Like Scarlett O’Hara, (but without the 17 inch waist,) I think, “Tomorrow is another day!”