How to Conquer Your Food Cravings

By Rachael Moeller Gorman, March/April 2011

5 tips to help you stave off overeating.

5. Keep your cool.

“When a person is stressed, that decreases their ability to exert control over desires,” says Volkow. Squelch your stress with exercise: you can schedule daily workouts for a natural high. Volkow also recommends keeping your workout bag packed and ready to use for during high-pressure times. “If I am in a very stressful condition,” she says, “I go and I run.”

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