Cabot makes a 75% reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese that a nutritionist told me about. It tastes delicious and only has 60 calories per ounce. I like to slice it thin and enjoy it with fruit or nuts. Makes a filling snack with plenty of protein that won't cause me to go over my range.
Always make sure your fridge is stocked with fresh fruits and veggies. This may mean shopping a couple times a week, but I guarantee when you open your fridge door and see all the healthy food your diet is so much easier!
I don't taste until I track! I put this rule in place for myself because skipping once is a slippery slope. And by making sure my food is logged before I indulge, I can see how much my choice will "cost" me and make a last minute change if necessary!
I LOVE CHIPS - the crunches, the flavors, etc, but they are always sooo Bad for you. I found Pop Chips crunch perfectly awesome, and taste great too. They are never fried, never baked, all natural, nothing fake or phony.
I always thought eating more was a horrific idea, but since I've started eating a BIG breakfast, a big lunch and a light dinner (with 2 moderate snacks in between, maintaining 1,200-1,500 cals a day) I look and feel better. Who would have thought! Making a good decision in the morning often leads to good decisions throughout the day. :)
Try to stay away from the supposed "healthy" processed food. Instead, grill up some onions, tritip steak, red bell peppers, chicken, and zuccini for something truly healthy, but still with that amazing flavor.
Shop at places that have saving schemes, for example, tesco with their clubcard. With every 100 points you save, you get £1. then you can either trade the points for vouchers to use in store, or exchange them for rewards like money towards a day out or dinner!
Make your own healthy foods (especially snacks) lists of foods that you like. Make comments to indicate what craving/group it satisfies. Add to it as you try/find new foods. Use your list to help you plan meals and/or overcome cravings.