She's so fat now that she has a belly that sways when she walks and a double chin. A while back, I bought the auto feeder because I was tired of her waking me up early because she only had a crumb of food left. She became a snob and would only eat when there were whole pieces filling the bowl. God help us if there were broken pieces or the 'dust' like that's left at the bottom of a cereal box. That auto feeder was my mistake. I had no idea exactly how much she was eating.
I know this may seem hypocritical coming from a woman of substantial girth. I have to say, I've lost and gained about 150 lbs in my lifetime. I think I'm the perfect person to put a cat on a diet.
I went all out and bought the Royal Canin Lite formula. It's pricey. I'm measuring out amounts to feed twice daily. I'm hoping it works. Else, she'll be bigger than I am at full term.