There are a lot of reasons for eating that go beyond simple nutrition. We eat to celebrate. We eat to mourn. We eat because we want comfort. We eat because we're bored. We eat because we're worried whether Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk can stop the evil forces of Loki.

Sometimes we eat just because it's there. And that's a big problem, because new science reveals that controlling when you eat can help you shed body fat and improve your health. (Check out the new book The 8-Hour Diet to learn more about this breakthrough plan.)

Your best strategy for all of these food temptations? Don't have one strategy -- have dozens. That way, no matter where you are, how you feel, or what crisis is at hand -- personal, financial, or fictional -- you're prepared. Try a few of these 30 small changes that can make a big difference over time.

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