that's great to hear that the hackers diet worked for someone else.
personally I think it, or something like it should be required reading for every single parent and person of age. I learned more about the human body then than I did my entire life.
I've been over weight my entire life, and so has almost everyone in my family. I never really knew how bad Junk food is for you until I read that, 7 tostitos has more calories than a can of coke, and a can of coke isn't that much better.
I allow myself to cheat, I Eat TV dinners whenever I can help it (perfectly portioned meals that make me full, and have less than 300 calories?) my main foes are
Candy, which I never really ate that much of unless easter was around, I love Reeses
Sugared drinks, this wasn't too hard to give up after a while and I got a taste for diet coke, which I hated at first.
Pastries, I can knock back a whole entenmanns in one evening. look how evil they are http://entenmanns.gwbakeries.com/
Chips, Also can knock back one bag per evening.
So I basically give all those things up, and I eat portioned meals, and smaller meals, and besides the first 3 days of a diet where I try to eat close to nothing, I'm not hungry.