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When I first started I was diligent about logging al of my food each day and checking it several times a day to make sure I was still on track. Then I stopped, thinking I knew how to eat right. I didn't gain any weight but my weight loss all but stopped.
I find it very helpful to always carry a tote bag with me that has apples, nuts, string cheese, yogurt (if I can keep it cool). I never leave the house without it and even take it to family and friend's houses when I visit. It helps me stick to eating what is right if I get hungry away from home.
Although it may not work for everybody, I know that my success has been in large part due to the fact that I designed my own food plan. Know yourself and do what you KNOW you can do for life and then work that plan. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!