One of the biggest challenges when dieting is knowing what a healthy diet looks like, it is best to avoid the urge to cut something completely out of your diet because our bodies require nutrients from multiple sources. Instead of cutting all those carbohydrates it would be better to focus on improving your diet quality instead. A healthy diet should focus on increasing your fruit and vegetable intake, exercising portion control, monitoring what you are drinking, and minimize your exposure to scenarios, which cue the urge to eat when you are not hungry.
What can you do to avoid eating when you are not hungry? You can train yourself to avoid food cues by exposing yourself to favorite foods and allowing yourself only a taste of the food without eating them. You will have to follow several steps to remind yourself why you are not eating the food. This will mean reminding yourself that you are responding to a food cue, resisting the urge to respond to it by using an alternate behavior such as drinking water or going for a walk, and remembering the larger picture of your goal. You will want to develop a plan to get yourself off of the diet rollercoaster. This involves assessing you diet quality, planning more balanced and nutritious meals, using smaller dishes, smaller portions, changing your food environment and food cues to eat, minimize where you allow yourself to eat, and avoid exposing yourself to foods you do not want to eat by driving or exercising away from those places and recording television programs to allow you to skip those fast food commercials.