5 Tips on Resisting the "Food Temptation"

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If you're having one of those bad days when you just cannot seem to stick to your diet - holing yourself up from the rest of the world is no solution.

That'll just make you crave for food all the more.

Here are some useful tips can help you resist the food temptation.

1. Do something else!

When watching your fave TV series, don't sit through the commercials.

Fold the laundry – do some sit-ups or step-ups.2

If you have a bowl of popcorn with you while you watch, you won't even notice that you have already gobbled up the entire container.

2. Follow the "one Serving" Rule

If you're literally drooling over the thought of ice cream – keep individual servings on hand and make it a rule to have one serving only!

3. Learn to Read Your Mind

If you've just had a light dinner and your mind is telling you to sample a piece of chocolate cake – that's just a food fix telling you what to do and not a real hunger pang!2

4. Stop and Smell Your Food

Sometimes, even the aromatic smell of what's cookin' on the kitchen is enough to make you feel full.

5. Drink Water!

Finally, slurp one serving of soup or drink up a glass of water before eating lunch or dinner – this will make you feel fuller, faster.

These are some of my tips for making sure I don't fall into the old and too-familiar a trap of food temptation.

What do you do when you want to say no?

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