You've just had a long and stressful day at work and the thought of cooking seems horrible. Follow these strategies to avoid the path of fast food.
Prepare your meals for the week ahead. Eventually you'll accept this as a part of the routine and dieting will be significantly easier.
When you're in food prep-mode, make sure to look down and see a protein source, vegetables and some grains.
Calories can sneak up on you with portions that are larger than you think. Use the nutrition facts to your advantage and know how much of what is going into your body. (calories, carbs, fats and protein)
Some of the healthiest meals can be ruined by things you put on to make it taste better i.e. butter, salad dressing. Find healthy alternatives like spices and herbs. As for salad dressings, simple is better, stick with items like red wine vinegar and olive oil.
Unless you are preparing meals for the week, learn to cook and eat just enough to keep portions small.