It does get better! I don't really calorie count, I just make sure I make ok-ish choices. I never, ever say I'm on a diet cos as soon as I do I get really hungry
but I do make an effort to eat healthily! I always have a treat day on Friday, which is usually pub and takeaway!
I tend to live by a little of what you fancy, as soon as I start depriving myself of something I want it more, so it makes sense to just have a small bit of it if I want, rather than waiting and ending up having a lot of it!
One thing I would say though, is use your calories wisely, you're not going to lose as much eating 1200 calories of shit as you would if you ate 1200 of fruit and veg! Plus you can eat more of the healthy stuff and eventually it does start to fill you up just as much as the crap does! I know an apple never seems as satisfying as a chocolate bar lol!