“Maybe I should go back to that juice bar and get that delicious, expensive smoothie again. The one I had for lunch yesterday (when I was really hungry). I just ate a little while ago, but I’m going to be passing by there, and I’ll have the time, and it was so good …”
This is the kind of thought process that precedes eating when you’re not actually hungry.
If you’re about to eat or order something, but sense that perhaps you shouldn’t be, ask yourself:
“Is there an actual, physical sensation of hunger in my stomach right now?”
If there isn’t, you might find that after this exercise, your decision making becomes clearer.