"Hey, how come my weight keeps creeping up? I'm not eating any more or exercising any less. But slowly, year by year, the pounds keep adding up." This was me about a year ago.
Up until then I had been able to control weight gain by just eating less. So instead of two slices of toast and jam for breakfast, I cut back to one. Instead of a ham and cheese sandwich at lunch, I cut back to a bowl of soup. Instead of a donut for coffee break, I learned to be satisfied with a few slices of fresh apple or a couple of handfuls of mixed nuts.
This kind of cutting back was never too hard for me. I am usually fairly resistant to hunger pangs and my appetite quickly adjusts to the meal sizes I choose. And for more than 10 years now I have faithfully climbed on my stationary exercise bike for about 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.