Are there foods that you just can't seem to resist? They call your name from the kitchen when you're at home or they entice you to stop and swing through the drive thru really quick while you're out?
Those may be trigger foods. These are foods that are usually high calorie, highly processed, have either high fat or high sugar content that are difficult to resist or moderate your serving size while you eat them. They require a large amount of will power to avoid eating.
If you haven't taken time to identify your trigger foods and what leads you to give in to those trigger food cravings you should take time to first identify the foods and then the situations in which you usually eat those foods. Then also think about how you feel before and after eating the trigger food and identify whether or not it actually is helpful for you to eat the food in any way. Does is help your mind feel better? Does it magically make your stress go away?
Chances are you probably have a very brief relief in stress from the pleasure hormones released while you eat the food and then shortly after you feel lethargic, have lower self esteem and a generally worse mood. So is giving into the trigger food craving really worth it? Nope! Think it through before you give into the craving.