Starting a Healthy Lifestyle is Hard
Getting healthy takes discipline.
It's hard to change habits, think about what you need to do, try new things, fail, find what works for you and then stick with it. It's hard to shop and cook and eat differently. It's hard to leave that third piece of pizza in the box, even though you aren't hungry, it's hard to head to the gym when you want to sleep in or flex running around your families needs. It's hard to make sure that you have fruit or yogurt for the 3pm hungries instead of hitting the machines. Its hard to portion out everything and track it all.
The good news is that this becomes habitual...routine...
What shouldn't be hard is being hungry all the time, feeling fatigued or cold, being cranky, missing the foods you love to indulge in.
This shouldn't be hard, because you shouldn't be doing it. Those are signs you aren't eating enough.
Bump up your calories by 100 until you feel hungry before meals, satisfied after, and not-hungry in between. Eat what you want.
You are an adult and can make good choices about what your body needs.