I never knew what "lifestyle change" meant until I passed the stage of true maintenance where a lot of my eating habits have literally become habits i.e. actions without much conscious thought.
For example, one habit I have is to not eat when I'm focused on something else - work or a unique event etc (so my original thought about me not being an emotional eater may not be entirely correct, hmmm). Looking back, I think in this last 6 days since the Malaysian Airlines flight went missing I only ate like 1000 cals a day as I have been really focused on the new developments of the story. Hunger was the only thing that drove me to the kitchen and if nothing nice is there, I leave empty handed.