I've been around the bend a time or two with many diet plans, but what seems to work best for me is cutting food intake along with lower carbs. I naturally tend to eat relatively few carbs most days anyway, focusing on protein, natural fat (butter, cream YES!), veggies and the occasional piece of fruit. I also am not hungry in the morning. Sometimes hunger doesn't call until well after 12 noon. When I eat breakfast, no matter how little, I feel bloated.
So I'm taking the next step: intermittent fasting or IF. Found a super program (and free) Fast-5 Diet and Lifestyle. It was created by a doctor and has solid science behind it. The plan involves basically extending your nightly fast throughout the day until 5 pm. That's no food and no calories from the time you get up in the morning until 5 pm. Then there's a 5-hour "eating window" up to 10 pm. After 10, no more calories until the next "window" at 5 pm the next day. During those 5 hours you can eat anything you want, there's no restriction whatsoever on food or quantity. I can certainly live with that.