I just cut 1000 calories a day out of my diet which I ate at surplus for 4 months. I am now cutting at 2400 cal/day. It actually feels good to have a break but there has been some hunger pains and an "empty" feeling in my stomach. I was reading some Lyle McDonald stuff and one of his recommendations for blunting appetite was the addition of soluble fiber to meals. (like Benefiber). It is tasteless and mixes with just about anything...even greek yogurt. He explained that it slows the digestive process by creating a "gumming" effect in the intestines. Anyway....been doing it for 2 days now and it has proven to be VERY effective for me. Two tsp in morning with breakfast (mixed in my whey shake). Two in my snack of greek yogurt mid day and two with dinner. This has really worked well for me and wanted to share. Hey....it is healthy too!