Stay Well Secrets: Healthy Eating Tips from Nutrition Experts

Grab a seat at these dietitians' dinner tables for a look at how they eat (13 Photos)

By Jeannette Moninger on Mar 22, 2012 at 3:24PM

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Stay Well Secrets: Healthy Eating Tips from Nutrition Experts

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Stay Well Secret: Know How Hunger Feels

True hunger pangs aren’t the only things that drive you to eat. Stress, boredom, depression -- even happiness -- can all prompt a need to fill up on food. “Psychological hunger often triggers cravings for salty or sweet things,” says Christine Mastrangelo, R.D., founder of New England Nutrition Associates in Boston. If distractions like going for a walk don’t work, grab a protein-packed snack like string cheese and almonds.

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