Weight loss: Unhook yourself from foodBy Mayo Clinic staff
Do thoughts and feelings about food stand in your way of learning healthy-eating habits? Try these five steps: 1. Know your habits. For a few weeks, jot down what, when and why you eat. See if any patterns emerge. 2. Change gradually. When you've identified problem behaviors, make specific plans to change the behaviors. 3. Don't dwell on what you're giving up. Enjoy an occasional treat and get plenty of variety to help curb cravings. 4. Don't give up on yourself. An occasional setback is to be expected. Get right back on the bandwagon.