Being able to track things at your finger tips helps a lot. I first thought it would be tedious to enter everything into a program, but with LoseIt! (and many others I'm sure), once you log a food once, it's saved into "your foods" and it's easy to reference back. It really helps prevent a binge. And I've decided as far as anything unhealthy (Take-out, pizza etc.) If it's not already in the database, I'm not eating it. I'll live without.
To me, it doesn't matter how MUCH food I'm eating, so long as it falls in my calorie limit. Some days I'll have 3 BIG meals, and others I'll literally snack all day. I do watch my carb intake, but I don't let that control my diet.
I'm not sure what sort of program you're on or if you log everything you put in your mouth. But I'd greatly suggest it and you'll be amazed how easily it works.
hope this somewhat answers anything? haha
"I can do all things through Him who gives me strength" Phil 4:13