1. Identify the source
I started to pay attention to when and why I craved comfort foods. They aren’t called “comfort foods” coincidentally. When our attraction to food spirals out of control it can quickly become an addiction that masks deeper rooted problems. As I kept a journal of my cravings, I realized it was usually stimulated by an emotionally charged experiences. Sometimes I ate out of stress – potato chips and ice cream simultaneously were staples. Sometimes, I ate out of habit – like before I went to sleep I felt I needed something sweet. Sometimes it was completely motivated by watching the Food Network. By identifying what causes you to crave certain unhealthy foods it will allow you to address the source of your bad eating habits.