7 Ways to Curb Cravings ...

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Beyonce does it.

So does Cameron Diaz.

Eating five or more «small meals,» (or snacks) per day has become the norm for many celebrities (along with owning small dogs and going gluten-free).

But for us normal girls, the standard breakfast, lunch and dinner combination seems to work well enough—and unnecessary snacking in between meals only leads to disappointment and a tighter fit in our skinny jeans.

To curb even the toughest cravings, follow the steps below!

1. Distract Yourself

If you feel a craving coming on (say, you want to devour the ice cream in your fridge), sit down and write a To-Do list.

Writing down all of the things you need to do—like laundry or cleaning your apartment—will make you think less about what your stomach wants and more about what you need to do.

Not only will you distract yourself from tempting food, but you’ll also be productive!

2. Kill Temptation

It’s impossible to control what a host will serve on a party platter, but it’s your own fault if you choose to keep your fridge stocked with unhealthy choices.

Don’t keep a bowl of candy in your living room for guests—the only person who will ever tap into it is you!

Fill your grocery cart with items that are good for you (think fruit, veggies and high-fiber options).2

If there is nothing crave-worthy in your reach, you’ll be less likely to snack.

3. Stay Hydrated

Keep your belly full not with treats, but with H20.

If you feel a crave coming on, try sipping on a glass of water instead.2

Drinking water can help you feel full, and thus satisfied eating less.

To give yourself a little leeway, add a low-calorie package of Crystal Light, Propel or Emergan-C to add a bit of flavor and satisfy your sweet tooth without the extra calories.

Freshen up
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