I really hate dieting and think it is the hardest part of a healthy lifestyle. The reason I hate dieting so much is that the fast food choices for healthy eating are very limited. By the time I get home from work I am so tired to fix meals and its so easy to stop and get some kind of fast food.
The steps I have taken is to get prepared meals but being a divorced parent and when the kids are home they really won't eat the prepared foods.
So I usually have to either fix them something or buy fast food. When I do make a meal for them it is so hard for me to resist eating what I fixed for them.
Also I use food as a crutch for stress.
What helps me is to not try to plan a week ahead but to just make plans for the next day. Also I will take a picture of what I ate that day with my cell phone and if I feel bad later on I go back through the pictures to remind myself of what made me feel so bad.