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Khloe Kardashian Is Actually Spot-On About Cravings

Greatist logo Greatist 2017-11-08 Alyssa Raiola
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Silencing your inner cookie monster can be tough, especially when late-night cravings hit. There are dozens of tips for getting rid of those I-want-chocolate-and-I-want-it-now impulses, but Khloe Kardashian nails the best way to deal with cravings: Indulge them.

Khloe Kardashian Is Actually Spot-On About Cravings © Greatist Khloe Kardashian Is Actually Spot-On About Cravings

"When I have a serious craving, I remind myself to exercise portion control,” Kardashian wrote in a story on her app. “I believe that if you want chocolate, go for it. If you really need a handful of chocolate, eat it, or else you’re definitely going to binge later."

Sometimes it's not just a craving, and you're legitimately hungry. Here's an easy way to tell: If all you had at home was tofu, would you eat it right now? If the answer is yes, you're hungry, explained Karen Ansel, a registered dietician, in an article on Self. Go ahead and have a little of whatever you're craving, but make sure you also grab some food that will fill you up (think: protein or complex carbs).

Slideshow: 10 scary things that happen to your body when you eat too much sugar (Provided by Insider) 

<strong><strong>The INSIDER Summary:</strong></strong><strong>Scientists are constantly studying and debating the risks and consequences of a sugar-rich "Western diet."</strong><strong>Eating too much sugar is correlated with weight gain and obesity.</strong><strong>Scientists have also associated eating too many sweets with increased risk of heart disease.</strong><strong>Other effects include skin problems and anxiety.</strong><p><br> We already know that modern Western diets are loaded with <a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/what-happens-when-you-stop-eating-sugar-2017-9"> added sweeteners</a> (even our bread has excess sugar in it). With obesity numbers skyrocketing and the nutritional science community oscillating between sugar, fat, and carbs as the scapegoat du jour, it's hard to know what exactly is safe to eat. </p><p> There are alot of <a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/sugar-myths-not-true-2017-9">myths surrounding the effects sugar</a> has on our health. But even though humans need glucose to survive, it's no secret that the exorbitant amount of sugar found in everyday foods like processed snack foods, canned food, and soft drinks have become too much for our bodies to handle.</p><p> INSIDER has rounded up 10 of the scariest effects a sugar-rich diet can have on your overall health, with expert input from Dr. Jennifer Haythe, a cardiologist at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, Rebecca Lee, a registered nurse and founder of <a href="http://www.remediesforme.com/natural-remedies-weight-loss/"> RemediesForMe.com,</a> and Colette Heimowitz, a nutritionist at Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. who has worked with celebrities like Kim Kardashian.</p> 10 scary things that happen to your body when you eat too much sugar
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