How to Get Healthy: Start Now with this Fresh-Start Checklist (Page 6)

Hide Tempting Foods

5. Hide Tempting Foods

One study found that keeping unhealthy food hidden can help you eat less of it: when secretaries were given candies in clear dishes to place on their desktops, they helped themselves to candy 71 percent more often than a similar group that was given the same candy in opaque dishes so that the candy wasn't visible. At home, stash tempting treats inside a cabinet where you can't see them—or better yet, get rid of them altogether and keep the apples—and other healthy eats—out on the counter.

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