You weren’t born with poor eating habits. You learned them. Have you ever noticed what babies do when they are given food after they are full? They will squish their little face, close their mouth shut and pull their head away from the spoon. No excuses! No time to be polite! This is your natural response to excess food. Over time, however, you have become conditioned to ignore your natural instinct to stop eating. Consider all the food you eat when you’re not really hungry.