The last three months have been a real success for me -- I've managed to find the right caloric intake to lose an average of just over one pound per week, and I'm not struggling with hunger or fatigue (both of which often lead to binging for me). I've also made regular exercise a habit. I'm feeling pretty good about myself right now.
I normally work a regular Monday to Friday 9 to 5 schedule, but I'm currently prepping for a six-week stretch in which I expect to be working 14-hour days five days a week. Decision fatigue can be a problem for me, and at a time when my brain needs to be fully engaged in work tasks, I don't want to have to think about what to pack for lunch and supper every day. I also don't want to find myself distracted by hunger pangs because whatever I threw in my lunch bag that morning wasn't enough to get me through the day. I'm considering playing around with my diary to come up with one "perfect day" (calories on target, with enough fat and protein to ensure satiation and all my required micronutrients) and just eating that same thing for six weeks.
To be clear, this isn't a "diet trick" I'm touting, nor is my plan really about weight loss. I just want to get through the next six weeks without spending a lot of mental energy on food and without falling back into any bad habits (e.g. stopping at the convenience store at 10:30 p.m. and eating a family-size bag of chips during the 20-minute drive home from the office).
I'm not necessarily seeking advice on the specifics of my diet, which is why I didn't include my stats, my daily caloric intake, or my dietary restrictions. I'm just curious if anyone has done something like this short or long term, and if so what the experience was like for you.