I agree to a point. I don't know about other people, but for me eliminating certain food choices results in a reduction of appetite, better energy level and no mood swings that result in binging on sweets. It is a real thing. I track my calories and macros, and I have observed the same behavior over and over. It was documented in other women as well (for example, high carb low fat breakfast leading to a sweet binge at 2 to 4 pm). Responsibility is important, but studying your body responses to particular chemicals (and foods are chemicals) is important as well. Certain eliminations can make things easier, as well as the eating schedules. SOme people respond better to multiple meals, some do better on longer fasts. And it also changes depending on where you are in the fat loss progress. Knowledge is power, and the more you know about yourself, the easier the fat loss becomes, particulary if you want to walk the walk without the stimulants and supplements.