It’s a bad habit to keep eating so you can’t lose weight. Diet and exercise might be your ways of dealing with your bad eating habits. If you tried to diet and exercise to break your bad habits, did it work? If it worked, great! If it didn’t work, here is another approach to breaking bad habits.
Habits are really well established goals of yours that pop up time and time again in the same or similar situations. Snacking while watching TV after dinner is a prime example of a habit linked to a situation. The same habit encouraging cues fill the air nightly. If your diet isn’t helping you with breaking bad habits like snacking after dinner, go right for the goal of the bad habit itself.
What might be a goal for a counter-productive weight loss habit like snacking on fattening foods after dinner? There are lots of possibilities here depending on who you are. Perhaps your goal is to reward yourself for a hard day’s work or for having a hard day emotionally. Or you might be the kind of person who needs more in order to feel you are enough. You might be trying to assuage a particular feeling or mood state like loneliness or a let down. You could even be snacking to make sure your feeling or mood state stays on the positive side.
Going after the goal of the habit rather than the habit itself is a more foolproof way of dislodging the habit from its comfort zone and then laying it to rest.