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In order to prevent that "mindless eating" that can occur when you buy larger packages of snack foods (such as crackers, almond, etc.), I keep snack size Ziploc baggies on hand. As soon as I bring the food home, I divide it out into "actual serving size" portions in the baggies, and store them in the cupboard. Then when I want a snack, I can just grab one of the pre-packaged baggies & not worry about the extra calories from over-estimating what I've eaten.
Remembering that its not all or nothing, instead of giving up favorite foods, learn to make lighter versions. For snacks, cut & make single serving bags so as to not be tempted to eat more than you plan. Be creative w/recipes, try new foods & know its not always the food you eat but the serving size
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