Struggling with your New Year’s resolution to shrink your portions or snack less? You’re not alone—and it’s not your fault. You may have noticed that temptation is everywhere: “We live in an environment surrounded by food, and our brains are constantly being prodded to eat it,” says Susan Roberts, Ph.D., a professor of nutrition at Tufts University and founder of the online iDiet weight management program.
Even if you can’t control the flood of food ads or tempting treats, simple changes to your routine can set you up for smart eating success. Take a look at a few of the most common causes of overeating and how you can curb them.