Quoting Momma Loves Her Boys:" If you're used to eating more than you should you are going to feel hungry. But it wont last forever. ... [snip!] ... of water! Fluids will help you feel full without extra calories. Give it a week or two and the portions will be more filling."
It's going to take a bit for your stomach to get used to less food. I was horrible with portion control.
I have started calorie counting and a food journal 3 weeks ago and I am down 12 pounds.
I make a lot of low calorie soups that I can eat a lot of. Like cabbage soup! It delicous and very little calories. A whole pot is only 300.
Half a head of cabbage
1 Large onion
Cup of sliced carrots
2 Beef bullion cubes
Water filled to the top of vegetables
Salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Then I make 5 portions and refrigerate. Its delicious, filling, and I think 0 points for weight watchers.
I also buy pickles and Kroger's 60 calorie yogurts for quick snacks when I am feeling hungry! It will get easier, promise!