The difference between restricting and eating less

Eating less means lowering calorie intake to no more than 1600-1800 on workout days. Depending on what workout you do, eat more than that or just that. Restricting is saying "oh i didn't do one of those push-ups, so i don't deserve dinner". You need to make sure you and your family are eating good quality food and trying to get some exercise in, even if it just walking. Hope this helped someone. :)