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The 27 Smartest Ways to Control Your Cravings

Best Life Logo By Tehrene Firman of Best Life | Slide 1 of 28: I know, I know. Life would be so much easier if we were wired to crave broccoli instead of junk food. But unfortunately, life is a daily struggle to hold ourselves back from salty French fries and sweet, sugary treats.Now, there’s nothing wrong with an occasional treat—you have to #TreatYoSelf every so often, after all!—but when you have little to no self-control on a daily basis, you can set yourself up for weight gain and serious health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer down the road. One recent study even found sugar in particular produces the same cravings and withdrawals as cocaine. (Yikes.)Good news! You can beat your cravings once and for all by employing these science-backed techniques. From tapping your forehead to playing Tetris, take some time to figure out which option works best for you. Best of all: You’ll feel like a champ in no time. And for more great health advice, don’t miss these 30 Easy Ways to Fight Stress.

The 27 Smartest Ways to Control Your Cravings

I know, I know. Life would be so much easier if we were wired to crave broccoli instead of junk food. But unfortunately, life is a daily struggle to hold ourselves back from salty French fries and sweet, sugary treats.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with an occasional treat—you have to #TreatYoSelf every so often, after all!—but when you have little to no self-control on a daily basis, you can set yourself up for weight gain and serious health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer down the road. One recent study even found sugar in particular produces the same cravings and withdrawals as cocaine. (Yikes.)

Good news! You can beat your cravings once and for all by employing these science-backed techniques. From tapping your forehead to playing Tetris, take some time to figure out which option works best for you. Best of all: You’ll feel like a champ in no time. And for more great health advice, don’t miss these 30 Easy Ways to Fight Stress.

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