Don’t eat while you’re doing other things
You’ve probably eaten at some point while doing something like watching TV, answering work emails, or reading. But DeFazio says this isn’t a great habit—and it’s one that so many people in their 20s, 30s, and beyond fail to break early.
When you don’t concentrate on your food as you’re eating it, it doesn’t quite register in your body and can lead to overeating. That’s why she recommends taking 15 minutes to sit down, eat your meal, and focus on your food. Hey, that’s also giving yourself a little mental time-out—two birds with one stone.