[quote="dreamqueen"]It's the kind of food, not the amount, that has made me lose weight. If I want vegan sausages, I make them now instead of buying the super high-sodium, high fat commercial brand; if I want cheeze, I make something with nutritional yeast and cashews, rather than buying the Daiya, etc. Also, the exercise, which I've been focusing on in a much more committed way than I ever have before has quite noticeably changed the way I digest food; eating doesn't make me want to nap now. In fact, I eat a lot more now that I'm focusing on whole food, low fat (well, low processed fat, like I said) than I ever have. I don't count calories so can't even begin to guess what my intake in that regard is. All I know for sure is that I eat almost constantly. And the weight loss seems to have stopped; I've been holding steady at my current weight for over a month now.
I'm not sure if I buy the first sentence since I bet there's a stronger correlation between your exercising commitment and weight loss than the types of food your eating and your weight loss. Certain foods don't make you lose weight - caloric deficits do. However, there's no doubt that cutting out processed sugars and oils has affected how you feel overall since certain foods and ingredients do tend to make people feel sluggish after eating them.
Also, even if you're eating constantly, if that foods aren't dense calorie-wise, you might not be eating as much as you think. Not attacking you or anything since I don't know exactly what you're eating and for all I know you could be eating extremely dense foods. It's just, if you're losing weight, that means you're in a caloric deficit so you might not be eating as much as you think (especially since you don't count calories).
And I agree with talyn - eating something you crave isn't a bad thing if you budget it into your needs. However, since you don't count calories, you've probably worried yourself into thinking "caving in" to your cravings is going to have extremely negative affects on your progress (otherwise you wouldn't have made this thread looking for advice). If you want help this is my advice:
1.) Either indulge yourself occasionally without tracking your calories and know it's not going to affect your overall progress unless you're doing it all the time.
2.) Start counting your calories/macros and make your cravings fit into them.
3.) Keep ignoring them completely and just do what you've been doing.
Personally, one and two are the best options with two being the most desirable.