* Eat Breakfast Everyday – if you skip this meal you’ll starving later in the day and are therefore more likely to pile on the calories with snacks and eat more at lunch or dinner.

* Practice Portion Control
– buying a party-size bag of chips sets you up for overeating, so opt for one snack-size pack.

* Ride Out Your cravings – they crest, then fade, like a wave. When the urge for chocolate hits, spend five to ten minutes on a phone call or a quick walk to let your yearnings subside.

* Avoid Food Triggers – If you know you won’t be able to resist the cookies in the cupboard, don’t buy them – period.