I really like the advice that the nutritionist gives. A lot of these things are what I go by. Rather than an all or nothing approach, I try to bulk up on healthier choices and limit my bad choices. I've cut back on cookies and nearly eliminated pizza. I'm cutting back on grains because I've noticed they are a pretty high calorie count and I don't even feel like they taste that great. I'm quieting my sweet tooth with fruits, sweeten vegetables (butternut squash with brown sugar on top and even tea (with two spoons of sugar instead of 6 that I used to add). Those are better choices than cookies. When I do eat cookies, I take 2 or 3 out of the package and then put the package away.
I also like her advice to cook ahead of time and freeze items. I usually cook on Sundays. I also make frozen veggies when I'm tired. You just plop them in a pot of water and boil them. If you scrub your potatos ahead of time you can make a real meal pretty easily. Boil veggies. Put a potato in a pan of water an cover and put in oven. Put a piece of chicken in the oven, maybe with some water in the bottom-not covered, for an extra yummy chicken sprinkle chopped nuts from the processor on the chicken. an you have a meal in an hour at 400 or hour and a half at 375.