8 Tips for Winning the Food Fight (Page 8)

Hide Tempting Foods

7. Hide Tempting Foods

When office workers 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, according to research by Brian Wansink, Ph.D., director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab in Ithaca, New York, and an EatingWell advisory board member. “We’re all on the ‘see-food’ diet,” he says, “so don’t let yourself see what you don’t want to eat.” If you’re going to keep snacks at home, stash them inside a cupboard; keep the apples out on the counter.
Try these quick, low-calorie snacks to satisfy your hunger cravings.

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