One of the biggest problems I had over the years of overeating and just plain not eating right was eating too fast. Growing up with brothers I am sure had something to do with this, but was not the only reason. When I was in my late teens and early twenties I worked in management at a Long John Silvers. Managers were not given breaks, and we could only take time to eat if time permitted. Many times this meant that I ate while running around like crazy, shoving the food in whenever and however I could. This time in my life really helped set some of my bad habits of eating too fast and eating without sitting down.
I have to admit, this is still one of my hardest things to deal with. When I eat too fast I almost always eat too much. For me, sitting down to eat, and not being too hungry when I do are key parts to succeeding at this.
I came across this great post over at www.positivityblog.com which reminded me all too well of this ongoing issue I deal with. Many of these things are key things I used in my journey to lose the weight that I did. Give it a read, it is a great reminder.
Tim Wilson blog.2big.org