Then, taking into consideration your ideal weight, calculate the number of calories you should be consuming.
Say, you are between the ages of 35 and 55 and weigh 130 pounds instead of your ideal 120.
To maintain your 130 pounds you are taking in 130 x 15 = 1800 calories.
Then you are taking in an excess of 150 calories per day (1950-1800). Giving the body fewer calories, at least 150 less in your case, is part of the answer.