2. Keep a food journal
While you’re busy cleaning up your eating habits, you should write down everything you eat for a month. Be brutally honest. Yes, that one bite of cookie counts too! But don’t just write down what you eat. Record the time of day and your mood during all meals and snacks.
Each week, reflect on what you wrote. Is there a pattern? For example, if you know that every Wednesday after your big work meeting, you stress-munch on chocolate, you can find healthier ways to cope with it. Once you get in the habit, you should see a reduction in how much you eat. A study showed that people who kept food journals at 15% less than those who didn’t.