I disagree with this. I thought I ate a shitload, then I actually took the time to log everything I ate and drank for a week. Was suprised at how low it was. Now that I am eating 4-5 thousand calories a day, all of a sudden I am putting on weight.
I am 16 Kg up on my weight 6 months ago but still have visible abs. I literally hulk style burst a pair of trousers yesterday bending down to pick up my daughter and I have had several people ask me if I am on steroids (I am not.)
Biggest thing that helped me hit my cals (after logging for a couple of weeks) was replacing my couple of litres of water with 2 litres of milk a day. Gets some comments from my work colleagues but fuck it, I look good naked!