We’ve all done it, and sometimes we don’t even realize when it’s happening. Maybe you graze when you’re bored, or reach your hand into the office candy jar each time you pass by. Perhaps when you’re feeling sluggish in the afternoon, you head to the vending machine for a pick-me-up. All of these are opportunities to eat for reasons other than hunger. No matter why food calls your name, one thing rings true: We have all eaten something when not hungry. While that’s okay from time to time, too much eating without thinking can really hurt your weight-management goals. And depending on what you eat, it can hurt your health, too.
Take a look at these 10 situations that encourage you to eat when not hungry, plus tips to cope in a healthier way. —Erin