What you think about frequently is what you end up doing. So if you constantly think about foods you are craving, you will eat them! How do you work with your thoughts to steer them where you want to go? First by recognizing your “patterns of thought”. Once recognized, you can catch yourself when you thoughts “go negative” and carefully focus on what you DO want to happen. You can also realize that you have thought triggers (things or events that make you feel a certain way and that trigger the need for certain foods or comforts). Change begins with recognizing that our minds control all of this and becoming aware of our thought patterns may be the most important step we can take toward hard to reach goals.