8. Rethink what’s delicious
“When we see food we like, we are exceedingly compelled to eat it,” says Alain Dagher, MD, a neurologist at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. “Unfortunately, our brains are likely wired to value high-calorie foods, which is important if food is scarce or difficult to obtain,” he explains. One way to counter this is to increase the appeal of low-calorie foods by thinking about them more positively.