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Besides starting my day out exercising I like to eat all day. I eat small portions of healthy or low fat foods all day long and that helps me to not get so hungry. Being I love to eat I find that if I keep things around such as crackers, cut up nibble type vegetables, easy to eat fresh fruit.
My tried and true trick to meet my water quota is to start my day with a glass of water and before long, nature calls, and I 'll have to "go". As soon as I'm done in the bathroom, I'll drink another glass, and the cycle continues. If you drink everytime you "pee", you'll have no problem.
When I am craving something sweet after dinner or in the afternoon I turn to dessert teas.... chocolate hazelnut, creme caramel, vanilla nut... there are several out there. They usually come in decaf varieties. As an added bonus, tea suppresses your appetite!
Stick to the perimeter of the grocery store when shopping. You get your fruits and veggies, meat, eggs, juice, healthy breads, etc and skip all that processed food that is loaded with salt and other preservatives!
I've never met a vegetable I didn't like, so eating them plain and raw is fine with me. But for some variety, I keep a bottle of Wishbone Salad Spritzers handy and this jazzes up the flavors and is a change in the "same old thing." Zero calories for 10 sprays keeps within my calorie budget.
I find that if I have food planned and with me I am not tempted to head to the vending machine at school at night. I plan meals the night before and pack a bag with a meal and snack for the evening and I am not tempted to grab the junk.
Tracking food is so important to weight loss. But it was tedious until I started putting together food groups and favorites. Now it takes me far less time. I thought I was label conscience before, but much more so now especially the calories per portion, VERY IMPORTANT!