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Basically, if I want to keep weight off or continue to lose, it has to be the most important thing in my life. As soon as I allow it to slip down the priorities list, I relapse. So I lost 2.5 stone about three or four years ago, plateaued for a while due to eating normal food at a wedding, kept it off for ages, but a stressful ongoing situation and an acutely stressful recent situation mean I am now back to where I was. It creeps on when I am stressed, piles on when I am very stressed.
Not much help to you, I'm afraid. But I do know that doing something positive works better for me than negative. Logging is good, with myfitpal- I forgot to say I did that with my veg feast as well. I made blends with the veg, snacked on it, didn't give me gastric problems, but I eat a lot of veg anyway.
counting calories is the ONLY way I have ever been able to lose weight. download an app like myfitnesspal if you have a smart phone/tablet, it makes it so much easier. also make sure you plan ahead a few days so you don't get caught out.