Proper, precise strength training does not take hours in the gym, 2 x 30 minutes a week is sufficient. Proper, sustainable eating habits do not require calorie counting or experiencing sensations of hunger.
Being on a calorie restricted diet is like hanging on the edge of a cliff and hoping the gravity will stop pulling you down. Gravity will always win, and the same goes for hunger.
When we restrict calories and do not engage in any form of strength training, we may lose overall weight, but about half of that weight comes from lean tissues like muscles, bones, organs. This is a very undesirable effect for your health and long term weight management, as most people gain that fat back and some more within a year. This is called the Yo-Yo effect.
An effective approach to body weight correction, adding lean muscle and reducing body fat, is to engage in regular strength training combined with a nutrient dense, hunger suppressing diet. This dual lifestyle approach will help us auto-regulate our body towards it’s ideal shape and keep us there.