We all know that keeping a food journal is one of the best ways to keep calories at bay on a daily basis. But for those of use who just aren't the journaling type, you may want to try a similar trick that requires a bit less effort.
Just write down the last thing you ate on a Post-it and stick it somewhere you'll see it the next time you reach for food (fridge, desk drawer, etc.). I tried this the other day and when I started to feel the need for a snack I saw my note that outlined my lunch, complete with the piece of butterscotch pie a Sugar staffer recently left in the kitchen. The sticky note was just enough to remind me that I am trying to be healthy and while it did not stop me from snacking, I did opt to eat an orange rather than another piece of pie. My need to snack was satisfied and so was I. Try it out and let me know how it works for you.
If you enjoy this, then you many want to move into full-on food journaling. I've got a free one you can download to get started today.