Research shows people who successfully lose weight tend to soothe temptations or frustrations by finding alternate ways to cope with them. For instance, they call a friend or take a walk instead of eating.
Research strongly links stress to weight gain and overeating in some groups of people. Try yoga, meditation or deep breathing to keep your stress levels--and your fat stores--under control.
Don't fly solo
Studies show that some people with high levels of social support have more success achieving and maintaining weight loss, so get your friends, family and co-workers to rally around you.