I've never been known to diet; if my meal doesn't satisfy me, I get very upset and irritable. That said, there are times when I feel I need to think about what I'm eating. This for me involves eating more vegetables, less meat and less carbs: a salad box from Life or MANA! usually does the trick as it's wholesome, delicious and healthy all in one!
In order to indulge in whatever food I like, I eat quite healthy by controlling my portions during each meal. Self-discipline is important when eating out but since most restaurants portions are half the size they were a generation ago, the concern is now on the over ordering.
Luckily I don't have much of a sweet tooth, so there's little need to ban myself from eating chocolate and cake. When I'm trying to be healthy, it's mostly scaling back my portions and eating at home as much as possible. I have salads with tuna, poached chicken or salmon, lots of vegetables and fruit. I also try to have a handful of nuts every day, and avoid fizzy drinks and processed food.
I'm doing the slow carb thing at the moment, which cuts all bad carbs and sugar, basically anything white and processed. So breads, potatoes, pasta and rice are out but you do get a cheat day once a week when anything goes. I suffered major withdrawals in the first week but after eating my weight in good carbs (legumes), healthy protein and masses of veggies, I have really noticed the difference. No bloating or tiredness and my skin and body look so much better.