Pack A Snack
Stash apples, bananas, oranges, or whole-grain crackers in your bag so you’ll always have a low-cal snack on hand.
Crush The Craving
Be aware that a craving takes 20 minutes to go away. If you can distract yourself for that long, you probably have it beat.
Keep It Clean
Brush your teeth or rinse with mouthwash when you have a craving. The clean taste may dampen your appetite.
Picture The Popcorn
When that bag of caramel popcorn won’t stop calling your name, close your eyes and visualize eating 30 pieces—imagine the crunch, the salt, the stickiness. Chances are you’ll eat less than usual.
Enjoy Only The Best
If you’re dying for chocolate, just a few high-quality squares should do the trick.
Indulge Healthy Cravings
Eat what you’re craving in its healthiest form. For instance, go for a baked potato instead of fries.
Rev Up Your Metabolism
One of the best ways to increase your metabolism is to do strength-training exercises at least twice a week. Building muscle makes your body more efficient at burning fat throughout the day, even when you’re resting.
Workout To Your Favorite Shows
Tape your favorite TV shows and watch them only when you exercise.
Dress For Success
Be sure to wear supportive sneakers and comfortable clothes so you feel good during exercise.
Get Into A Regular Routine
You’ll find that as you get fit and healthy your appetite may change, especially for junk food.