Most of you think to totally ban certain high fat and sugary foods from your life to avoid unwanted weight gain? Not so fast. May be it's not what you're eating but how you're eating. Mom's sage advice to slow down, take smaller bites, chew your food and stop gulping has gained even more scientific support. Women consumed fewer calories and were more satisfied when they ate at a slower pace. Whether your meal is a race or a ritual is just one facet of eating behavior that might impact food consumption. Here are some of the other ways you eat may affect how much you weigh? When you directly eat out of a bag of chips or package of cookies, same goes with nuts. Sure they're full of heart-healthy fats, but enjoy a hand full, not a can full. Whether it's a salad or a steak dinner, often it's the add-ons that pile on the pounds, not the foundation. Limit the fried croutons, bacon bits, blue cheese crumbles and creamy dressing on salads. Snacking between meals can be a healthy habit if you're consuming them in snack sized portions. Choose the 100-calorie packs to keep track and savor them slowly. However a balanced diet with slower pace of eating would surely eliminate the unwanted fats.