The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice to consider before you start eating:
- Ask yourself whether you truly are hungry or if you are eating to fulfill another need, such as stress or boredom?
- Donâ€™t look at some foods as off limits. Instead look at what you eat as part of a healthy diet that includes balance and moderation.
- Discuss with your doctor a healthy eating plan and the issues of food and weight loss.
- Use a food and activity journal to monitor your eating habits â€” including what you eat and when.