I am going to tell you something that will likely sound counter intuitive to most of you. You can eat more and still lose weight at the same time.
How exactly? Well for most people being overweight can be attributed to a slow metabolism so I will give you a few points here at how you can boost it.
What you want to do is try and eat 5 or 6 meals a day. These need to have a high ratio of protein in them and will speed up the metabolism. Proteins can be obtained from chicken breast, fish, lean meats and egg whites. For the carbohydrate content in your meals eat whole wheat bread, brown rice, oatmeal and wheat pasta. Try to keep fats as low as possible.
The reason why you want your meals to contain lots of protein is because your body will not store it as fat. The protein will give you energy that you can use for your exercise plan and the carbs will give you a slower more constant release of energy through the day. Eating too much carbs would lead to the body storing it as fat.
Before you go to bed at night consuming casein protein which will be released slowly into your body through the night is also a good idea. That way your metabolism is always working for you, meaning that you can lose weight during your sleep. Casein protein can be found in milk. You could also have a couple of egg whites before going to bed too.
So you see with some clever planning of your meals you can kick start your metabolism and eat more whilst losing weight. Of course, you need to be burning calories so eating alone will not help. You must combine a healthy diet with regular cardio to start losing those extra pounds.