To fix this you would need to raise your calories gradually, allowing your body fat to gradually drop as your metabolic rate increases. Sadly to those indoctrinated with the move more, eat less fairy tale its a hard move to make. Usually they would rather struggle on in an attempt to reduce calories even more while upping the cardio output.
A great example is the older post-menopausal woman, taking anti-depressant medication, with a very low self-reported food intake, complemented with a high body fat measurement that they detest. During my time at "The Gym" it wasn't uncommon to consult with menopausal women surviving on 400 - 1000 calories per day, whilst engaging in a class schedule that included everything from zumba to yogalates. What did they do when this didn't work? They came an asked me to burn them into the ground. Despite this living hell they looked shocking, felt shocking, and often acted shocking. None of them ever got that cover model look they desired, despite surviving on dust and training hard enough to make a marine burst into tears. Did they ever listen when I pointed out the reason it wouldn't work? Of course not.
Over my few years working at gyms, I literally begged people to cut down activity levels, and/or raise calorie intake to a safe level (this ultimately got me the boot from the gym as it goes against the revenue goals). Many refused but a few listened and went onto develop a healthy lean body, with a healthy attitude to food and exercise. The amount of times people came back from holidays lighter and healthier, due to less exercise and more energy intake is almost unbelievable. They get back and engage in their caloric deficit and over-exercising routine and watch it all pile back on.
So, the secret to a healthy weight and a healthy attitude to food is;
DON'T DIET & DON'T ENGAGE IN OVER EXERCISING!!