Seems to me that having constant hunger is just a behavior/habit you have to go through and overcome if you want to achieve a decent physique. There is a big issue with people having trouble making a distinction between hunger/appetite/satiety. Especially having a bodybuilding personality of extreme thinking (either 100% clean or binging), along with having the feeling of being deprived, lack of will power can hinder you in making decisions.
It's all a mental mindset in truly understanding that we eat to live and do not live to eat. I absolutely love food and never had trouble not eating enough, but once I started understanding/overcoming some of my behaviors a little bit better and started implementing better eating strategies, things started to be a lot less stressful and complicated. Assuming that your macro-nutrients are in line, you shouldn't really have much 'crazy hunger' up until you've really dieted down or you're body is depleted or hormones are imbalanced.
A couple things that really helped me with hunger is...
-drinking tons of water and staying hydrated
-avoiding any food cues (watching foodnetwork or any other food channel)
-OCCUPYING myself (reading, socializing, studying, yard work, cleaning, etc.)
-gum every so often (but try to limit it because I get addicted)
-chewing food THOROUGHLY (especially proteins) really helped with satiety and GI function
-carbonated beverages every so often
-making food more enjoyable by having a variety of options and seasonings to cook with makes me feel a lot less deprived and much more satisfied
In general, decide on your goals and do what you have to do to achieve them. If you really want to succeed, you'll do whatever it takes in order to make it happen. If you consistently lack self-control and eat everything in sight, your making that decision.
Every decision you make has a reason behind it. There is no easy way out. Just have dedication, hard-work, and consistency towards the right paths and results will eventually come. It's great to be around experience people that have been there. Listen to them.