I've forgotten that strategy lately but I'm pulling it back into my toolbox as I work to make hunger assessment, satiety assessment, food choice assessment automatic habits for me. This means that as I assess my hunger levels at my usual eating times and find myself unhungry - I need to have some healthy distractions planned.
So - mid morning snack. Not hungry? A quick walk around the office followed by a cup of tea.
Right after lunch sweet. Not hungry (I shouldn't be) Another walk around the office, followed by a cup of tea or coffee. Coffee cuts the sweet craving.
See the trend? Perhaps I'll set up a bowl with filled with slips of paper with healthy distraction ideas written on them. And every time I think about food - I pull a slip of paper and do the distraction. I like that.