A study found that paying attention to your emotions is a more powerful weight-loss strategy than greater nutritional knowledge.
Participants with emotional training were more likely to choose a healthier snack than those who had had nutritional training.
After all, food often has an emotional power over us - for example, we might eat mindlessly in front of the TV after a stressful day. But being aware of your emotions helps you tackle unhealthy food choices.
6. Use smaller plates.
For all our remarkable scientific advances and artistic imagination, human beings can be as surprisingly simple bunch.
If you have a smaller plate, you'll put less food on it and eat fewer calories, according to a study.
Time to use your human flaws to your advantage.
7. Chew slowly.
It can take a while for your brain to register that you're full.
Thanks to this delay, eating more slowly can help you eat fewer calories, studies show.