Bottom line: Never skip breakfast. In general, don't wait until you're ravenous to eat, which can tempt you to reach for junk foods loaded with refined carbs, sugar and trans fats. Be sure to eat every few hours throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, and incorporate a few healthy snacks in between to keep your appetite in check. Lastly, consider monitoring your hunger by measuring your appetite on a scale of 1 (starving) to 10 (full). If you wait to eat until your hunger is at level 1, you're more likely to binge.