I have an eating disorder and for me, being sure I'm not hungry, not starving myself, is important. I know if I get overly hungry, I am more susceptible when someone offers me a food not on my plan.
I used to try to follow an extreme diet and it was a setup for me, because my extreme hunger backfired, instead of losing weight I binged and eventually gained weight.
Friends have told me, and I believe this, that it's important to love myself and treat myself well. A lot of the time my food problems seem like self-punishment and I do not want to live that way!!!
Hope you are doing well.