For me it is extremely important to plan ahead. What I am going to eat, when I will buy it and to keep it simple. Also I plan foods I can take with me when I am going to be out and about. That way I am not tempted to cheat. I have to track or I will eat too much.
I plan to make several meals that will last me 3 to 4 days so I am not always cooking.
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Learn not to forbid certain foods. That almost always triggers cravings. Allow them on special occasions & in moderate portions. Its not the peanut butter cup thats the deal breaker, its the entire bag. When treats are incorporated in our daily meal plans we don't feel the need to splurge like theres no tomorrow. Plan, Measure & track your treats & you won't see them as the monsters they appear to be.
I Plan meals, track them here, and prep them before bed at night for the next day and I end up having a ton more success in meeting my cal/fat/carb/protein markers without having to run around like an idiot during the day! Works wonders for me, and I always have a little wiggle room if I want to add a little extra treat in my day somewhere!
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