1. Change your definitions of full. You should feel as if you could get up, go outside and take a brisk walk. Stop eating when you get to that point.
2. Make a plan. Think about where you will be, what foods will be available and make a plan of action.
3. Quit judging yourself. You’re not necessarily “good” if you eat a salad or “bad” if you eat fudge. They’re both just food.
4. Forget “all or nothing.” If you’re feeling that you’ve already “blown it” don’t use that feeling as an excuse to raid the cookie jar at night.
5. Get a move on. In addition to burning calories, exercising 30 minutes per day, is a great way to deal with stress. Exercise is the fountain of youth and one of the best investments you can make for your health. Remember balance and moderation.
Source: Linda Nye, RD MPH.