The next time you feel like mainlining a box of Thin Mints, halt! The idea is to stop and consider what brought on the munchies in the first place, before you automatically indulge every craving. Experts say this pause can lead to a saner relationship with food and to skirts that still fit — year after year.
"Knowing why you're reaching for something to nosh on can help you make a different choice," says Sofia Rydin-Gray, PhD, behavioral health director at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center.
Ask yourself these questions and you won't nom-nom-nom when you're not even hungry.