While you can put healthy foods in your stomach and feel full, the emotional side of you might not feel quite satisfied by a green salad, veggies and fruit. This stomach versus brain scenario can make sticking to a diet difficult.
Call me a cock-eyed optimist, but having a can do attitude can help. Instead of "guilting" yourself into eating healthy food, remind yourself that you are making a significant change in the way you live your life. Did you know it only takes somewhere between 7 and 14 days to adopt a new habit? When you are trying to stop the afternoon cookie routine, a week may seem like a loooooonnnnnnggggg time. But if you think about taking a mere seven days to create a lifestyle change, a week seems relatively short.
Remember slow and steady wins the race. You are changing your life style one habit at a time.