Be aware of situations in life pull your attention away from yourself in such a way as to leave you vulnerable to mindless eating.
Call them desires or call them cravings. It doesn’t matter what you call them. What matters is what you do with them when they come calling.
Listen to Seymour, the man-eating plant from “Little Shop Of Horrors.” Mouth hunger is real. It’s the sensation you get when you want to eat something sometimes when you are not really hungry-hungry.