1. Curb your gourmet tendencies
You wouldn’t dream of ordering a club sandwich with fries, but a Tuscan chicken wrap with red-pepper aioli? Yes, please! Posh-sounding adjectives can sway you into choosing more indulgent foods, and then eating more of them, says Brian Wansink, PhD, director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University and author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. When it comes to eating, remember that expensive-sounding meals are often rich in calories!