- DON'T MATCH YOUR DINING COMPANIONS BITE FOR BITE: Rather than trying to keep up with how quickly and how much someone else is eating, it's better to focus on enjoying what you eat and consuming enough to satisfy - but not stuff - yourself.
- DISTRACT YOURSELF: When cravings for sweets or junk food threaten to derail your healhty eating plan, distract yourself by calling a friend going for a walk, writing a letter or an e-mail, or doing something else that doesn't involve food. In all likelihood, the cravings will pass in a matter of minutes.
- SILENCE YOUR INNER NAYSAYER: When a little voice inside your head points out your flaws or tries to convince you that you won't achieve your goal, tell it to hush and remind yourself that you do have matters under control.
Originally printed in Weight Watchers Start living, Start losing.