Cutting calories is not the way to lose weight in the long term. Insulin reduction is the way to lose weight and keep it off without feeling hungry. We can do that with a low carbohydrate, high protein and fat diet.
The time and effort taken to cook our own fresh food is a dividend-paying investment; it is not a cost.
Eat real food which comes from a farmer or a fisherman, not from a factory.
The first step to good health is stop drinking sugar. Sugar sweetened drinks contain no nutrition but cause a surge in insulin, which increases fat storage.
We should not aim for a healthy weight; we should aim for a healthy body. A healthy body will become the correct weight for each of us.
Exercise is important but you cannot outrun a bad diet.