Come back in one year and tell us about it. 6 months is not evidence when it comes to diets; most dieters gain back the weight after 12 to 18 months.
Well the thread won't be open then. But the point I was trying to make is that I'm not on a diet. Specifically it is very important for me not to feel like I'm on a diet. That way I won't have to resist my old life style going forward.
Instead I've changed my life style in a way that minimizes the amount of "force" required by me to maintain the new life style.
A key component for this was to make sure I could still eat the things I want to eat. Instead what I do is I adjust portion sizes and relative abundances of ingredients to make sure my meals fill me up for longer, and that they're below my kcal target. Specifically I try to make my meals contain much more protein and fiber compared to my old meals.
For example I use Romaine lettuce for my chicken or salmon salads as it has much more fiber compared to Iceberg lettuce. When I wok I use more chicken and veggies, and skip the rice and noodles. When I have a hamburger I use a bigger patty and skip the french fries.
I do that because I realized one reason I snacked a lot was that I got peckish late at night, before bedtime. Changing my meals the way I did means I feel stuffed until I go to bed, so I don't get any craving for snickers bar or whatever that I have to force myself to resist.