I used to always just fill up a big bowl and they could eat whenever they wanted, then they ended up over weight, guess I should have saw that coming. I then started using the recommended feeding amounts and feeding them in different rooms and they both slimmed down to their ideal weight in about 2 months time. This has saved me quite a bit of cash since they are eating less, and also causes me to have a lot less waste to clean up in the backyard, so win win. I would recommend this to anyone who has a dog that is over weight and it quite easy to find coupons in the paper or to print online to save even more money on the purchase price. Quality of Ingredients Wish that it was a little more natural as far as ingredients go. We are not in a position to be able to afford the more expensive all natural brands so this does the trick. Switched to this one from the regular Dog Chow with no issues. Flavor Selection My dogs both really like the food I guess, I mean they eat all when I give it to them.