Reader and frequent commenter Monica seems to have figured this whole thing out. It's not hard at all. It's simple, effective, and fun. She's at nearly 15 pounds lost so far, so good for her.
She indicates that intermittent fasting is what has really tipped the balance for her and got things really moving in the right direction. She got a lot of her info on fasting right here at Free the Animal.
Congratulations to Monica.