The scale for me is something to verify weight gain (or loss). It's easy to indulge in, for example nuts, once your ideal wieght is reached and you don't think much about your weight anymore. When the clothes get tighter, I step on hte scale and verify the weight gain. This lets me know exactly how much was gained and which foods to turn away from for awhile (all primal foods).
I used to weight myself ALL the time and obsess over 1 lbs up or down...now I know it's normal and some foods cause water retention (the 5 lbs weight gain over night), so I avoid anything that does that. Weight is so stable that (like I said) only have to bust the scale out if the clothes get tighter, to get an exact number and cut accordingly. I never let it get out of hand...soon I will be able to know EXACTLY how much goes up or down every month and won't even need the scale anymore at all.
The foods I cut down on are all dairy, all nuts and high GI fruits.