Chew gum while cooking. This one sounds silly, but it just might work. People unconsciously chow down on 100s of calories while cooking meals. They taste the sauce not once, but several times. They grab a bite of last night’s leftovers while rummaging through the fridge for tonight’s meal. They munch on a cookie from the cookie jar while stirring the stir fry. They finish off the scrambled eggs and toast on their children’s plates in the morning. As a result, they consume enough calories to sabotage their best efforts are weight loss. Instead, chew sugarless gum when cooking or drink ice water to keep your fingers out of the food and to satisfy your need to munch.