If you always associate mindless eating with relaxing after work, try a completely different behavior to associate with your after work pattern. It may be as simple as making a new habit of sitting in your backyard every afternoon for 10 minutes or sitting in your living room talking to your children or spouse. Whatever the new behavior, it should be away from the kitchen. Associations are powerful, and so is the almost audible voice of the foods calling your name from the pantry.