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Need to lose weight? Drop pounds quickly and easily with the diet tips in this Howcast video series about cutting fat and calories.
You Will Need
- Menthol cough drops or breath strips
Reduce cravings with frequent snacks
Spread your calories throughout the day. You're less likely to have food cravings if you never allow yourself to get hungry.
Find something to distract you from the temptation for at least 15 minutes; most cravings peter out by then.
Overpower your taste buds
Suck on a menthol cough drop or dissolve a breath strip on your tongue. Overpowering your sense of taste and smell can kill a craving.
Denounce the food out loud
State your intention to resist the food, repeating it at least three times. Research shows that a spoken declaration increases your willpower.
Allow yourself small treats
Enjoy small portions of your favorite foods on a regular basis. Eliminating them entirely will just make you crave them more.
Limit the damage
On the occasions you give in to a craving, try to stop after a few nibbles. The satisfaction of tasting the food decreases dramatically after the first few bites.