One weight loss principle I teach my clients is to listen to their bodies.  This means understanding your body’s hunger cues and eating when you’re hungry vs. by the number on the clock.  I like to use children as an example.  They eat when they are hungry, and they refuse to eat if they’re not.  They are in tune with their bodies and eat regardless of what time it is.  Once my client understood this principle, she said she no longer “hoarded food” because she knew that she would eat again when her body told her too.  After she stopped hoarding food, she stopped eating huge amounts.  She also noticed that she ate more meals, but they were in smaller portions.  Once she listened to her body, her weight started to come off without forcing it.