Cook with spices instead of sauces. Sauces contain tons of calories (a typical tablespoon of mayo can contain as much as 90 calories). Spices on the other hand don't. Plus, hot spices and peppers help speed your metabolism and make you eat slower, due to burning sensation that is experienced during consumption of spicy food.
We are also living in a world where in medication, exercises and other extracurricular activities can help us reduce stress. Perhaps, the need of the hour is to curb our stress down. It is absolutely an easy task to de-stress from the daily grind of a hectic schedule. There are plethora of options on de-stressing.