Another thing that helps me is eating, almost overeating, before I go into a grocery store. And going with a list. I will pick up chips from time to time but other than that I never buy junk and ask DH to do the same. That way the ONLY options in the house are healthy. After awhile, it becomes second nature to pick from the healthy options that are easily accessible in the house. It is a bit of learning curve and takes some getting used to at first but it becomes so much easier. When you get home from the store start prepping vegetables/fruits to be ready, like the premade veggie trays are, and put them in plain sight. Just little stuff like that can help. Or just buy the premade raw veggie trays and/or fruit for awhile while you are so low on energy.
If I want unhealthy I have to load up and drive to get it. And that rarely ever happens as we live on land so it is usually way too much time/effort. Also, I prepare in advance before leaving the house. I measure out nuts, larabars, 100% real fruit leather, little cuties, small apples, etc. and put each portion in small reusable baggies and take a bag before leaving the house. Lunches for work are packed the night before. That way we never get caught without something to eat so we don't have to buy unhealthy food while out.
Edited by Sol_y_Paz - 3/29/12 at 10:40am