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I plan my meals usually the night before. I tweek where needed. Then with an unbiased look, I am able to see where my plan can be made healthier. Maybe I need more protein, or there is too much sodium. Further tweeking may be necessary.
Fighting the "corporate control over my body" to borrow a friend's phrase. There are zillions of CEO's out there looking to turn over a dime at my expense by marketing & selling insanely unhealthy and addictive food-like substances!
I have to be sure to PUT every thing UP!! If there is anything out on the cabinets, I can't resist... I walk by and have it in my mouth before I know it. If I close up all snacks, cereals, etc and put them in the cabinet, I won't open it up and eat it. But if it is out, I'll eat it.
I keep chocolate Vitatops in my freezer to use as a snack for my 3pm slump. One Vitatop is only 100 calories, but it has 5g of fiber, 4g of protein, 15 vitamins and minerals, and it's substantial enough to fill me up. The bottom line is they taste good too.
Before you eat anything ask yourself 'are you honoring yourself by what you're getting ready to eat'. I have this on a sheet of paper in my kitchen, you may want to put it on your refrigerator or somewhere else that you'll look at.