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5 Ways to Beat Emotional Eating

5 Ways to Beat Emotional Eating

Take control of your cravings with a little planning.

When you have an intense craving for a specific kind of food, it’s not too hard to imagine yourself as being addicted to that product or food group. People talk about being "addicted to sugar," "addicted to potato chips" and, probably most commonly, "addicted to chocolate." If thinking about food rules your life, seek help from a professional. But if you’re someone dealing with occasional cravings, restructuring your day and planning ahead can help you resist temptation. Here are some tricks:

—Nicci Micco, M.S.

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