Keeping track of your food cravings and how you respond to them can help you pinpoint eating patterns that may be keeping you from losing weight. Do your cravings hit at the same time each day? What are you doing when they hit? What kind of mood were you in when the craving hit? What was your energy level like?

Once you pinpoint when your cravings tend to hit, you can outsmart them. Eat a healthy snack just before your normal craving times.