We are inundated with nutritional information on all of the food we eat.
From the menus at restaurants telling you how many calories you will consume with your dinner to your gas station drinks explaining the sodium content, we can no longer pretend that we don't know what the food we are consuming does to our bodies.
But that doesn't stop those cravings for a donuts, ice cream or candy bar from happening.
1. Ask Questions
How hungry are you? Often you are mistaking hunger being you are actually dehydrated. So chug a glass of water, wait half an hour and ask yourself again.
What have you eaten so far today? Have you had something with protein, fat, carbohydrates? Notice which is lacking and fill the void with a healthy, yet delicious option that you will enjoy.
How are you feeling? Often our mood is linked to the food we consume. Are you feeling anxious, lonely, sad or bored? You could be eating for comfort and looking for reassurance from eating something that may not be good for you. Try boosting your mood by going for a walk, calling a friend or cooking a well-balanced meal.
Find out the other 2 steps on the next page.