People eat for many reasons that have little to do with hunger. Other people, places, sights, and smells can trigger you to eat—even when you are not hungry. Maybe happy hour with friends is a trigger for you. Maybe you struggle most when you’re having a stressful day at the office. Or maybe weekends, holidays, and vacations are times when you tend to eat the wrong foods.

Being aware of your triggers can help you come up with plans to deal with them.