(HealthDay News) -- Mindless eating can cause the calories to add up quickly, and before you know it your pants are more snug than usual.
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The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice to consider before you start eating:
- Ask yourself whether you truly are hungry or if you are eating to fulfill another need, such as stress or boredom?
- Don't look at some foods as off limits. Instead look at what you eat as part of a healthy diet that includes balance and moderation.
- Discuss with your doctor a healthy eating plan and the issues of food and weight loss.
- Use a food and activity journal to monitor your eating habits -- including what you eat and when.
-- Diana Kohnle
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