There is plenty you can do to control food cravings like eating satisfying meals, avoiding skipping meals, and staying hydrated. It is common to confuse hunger and thirst. Also, make space for self-care, wind down, and find ways to destress. Stress increases cravings for foods that are high in sugar and empty calories and can make you overeat. Try meditation, find a new hobby, reread your favorite books or anything else you find relaxing and enjoyable.