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Thinking About Lunch (5 Minutes Before Lunch)

Why it packs on pounds: Because virtually no one makes good choices when they're famished.

The fix: Set an alarm one hour ahead of your break. According to recent research in the Journal of Marketing Research, when people placed their lunch orders at least 60 minutes before it was time to eat, they consistently ordered less caloric meals. (Of course, the smartest choice is to bring your own lunch—because if you brought leftover whole wheat pasta, that's what you're having.)