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Here’s the 5-second test to know whether you’re eating because you’re truly hungry – or for emotional reasons. Simply ask yourself: “Am I hungry enough to eat steamed salmon right now?” If that doesn’t sound appealing, you’ve got a craving, not true hunger. That comes from nutritionist Melissa Hartwig. She says, since a boring protein doesn’t satisfy our typical cravings for sweet, salty or savory, it’s a dead giveaway. And if it IS just a craving, sip a mug of hot tea instead, which can help suppress the urge to eat.