4. Eat sitting down
"You would be amazed how many calories you consume without paying attention, especially from tray-passed foods and buffets at parties or get-togethers," says Beth Saltz, RD.
Mindless eating is the enemy of weight loss. Studies out of Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab show we unconsciously eat more out of bigger containers, and in social situations.
"If you're sitting down at a table, though, you will be more mindful of what you are eating and keep extra calories from sneaking in from tray-passed snacks and buffet food," she says. To reduce temptation even more, sit further away from the food.