Helpful ways to take control of your eating habits and slim down for good.
Staying in control of what we eat can be challenging in our world, where tempting foods seem to loom at every turn. “In the past, we’d teach people how to handle predictable food situations, like what to do in a restaurant and how to navigate the supermarket,” says Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-author of Runaway Eating: The 8-Point Plan to Conquer Adult Food and Weight Obsessions (Rodale, 2005). “But what do you do when you bump into a candy display by the checkout counter at the shoe store? We need a bigger set of skills.” Here, Bulik and others offer advice for beating the tendency to binge and improving your relationship with food.