Watching your nutrition and you can eat almost anything you want in moderation.
Instead of the sweetened Ice Tea; go for GREEN TEA, maybe with a little HONEY in it if you really crave a sweetener. Local honey is best to help with allergies and such. Plus natural antioxidants in both the green tea and honey. Green Tea speeds the metabolism which in turn burns calories even when you're not that active.
Small piece of cake washed down with a 2% milk, or low fat milk - but leave it at that! No sweets or cookies in the house. Well, oatmeal cookies aren't bad now and again. (read the labels).
Breakfast should include a good amount of protien. Peanut butter and natural fruit sweetened jelly and sprinkle a handful of sunflower kernels on it. About 12 grams of protien right there.
Mid morning snack of low fat yogurt, granola, and more sunflower kernels. About 17 grams of protien. Water, or green tea.
Lunch is a handful of almonds to lessen your appetite. 15 minutes later your brain tells you that you aren't as hungry as before and sweet cravings should be gone. Turkey sandwich with mozzarella cheese and light mayo. (light mayo=50 cal.;reg. mayo = 100 cal.) Snack on some wheat crackers and humus later in the day, even sprinkling with more sunflower kernels.
Dinner, pizza with extra sauce, tomatoes, and garlic if you like.
Try this, or similar for a few days and see how your energy is. Eat before your hungry, cut out sweets except fruits and juices which have natural sweeteners. Make beer a treat, and you should be leaner and feel more energetic.