Diabetes is serious!! I can't believe HMS is still promoting calorie control for weight loss. The scholarly literature is replete with evidence that a) calorie control is useless for weight control and b) exercise has not been demonstrated in controlled studies to produce weight loss. So how to lose weight? After years of failure I defied conventional wisdom and began a high fat, low carbohydrate diet (really, really low! Not some "35% carb diet" that HMS promotes). How did it work? Within 18 months I was 23.7 BMI and in all that time I never thought about portions, timing, or counting calories. Did it last? That was six years ago. I'm the same today and I eat when and as much as I want, always. Side benefits? Trigylcerides dropped from around 300 to typically less than 100. Last BP was 112/70. Can I maintain this? Indefinitely!
Congratulations on losing weight and keeping it off. For most people, maintaining a new weight is much harder to do than losing it. What the literature actually says about weight loss is that 1) reducing daily calorie intake is what matters, 2) how you do that doesn't much matter, and 3) different strokes for different folks. In head-to-head studies comparing different types of diets, all seem to work equally well (or equally poorly, depending on your point of view) over the long term. Some people respond well to a moderate-carbohydrate diet, others to a low-fat diet, and others, like yourself, to a higher-fat, higher-protein diet. - Harvard Health Publications