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How to Conquer Your Food Cravings

By Rachael Moeller Gorman, March/April 2011

5 tips to help you stave off overeating.

1. Anticipate moments of weakness.

“You preset yourself [to say], no matter what, you’re not going to allow yourself to be tempted by the food,” says Volkow. “It’s much easier to control your urges if you do it beforehand than if they take you by surprise.” For example, if you tend to binge on candy while working at your computer, cut up melon and keep it on your desk so you’re less likely to visit the vending machine.

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