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Got a Craving? I Bet You Can't Eat Just One!

Remember the old Frito-Lay commercial, "Bet You Can't Eat Just One!"?

Turns out, it's true.

One study found just a single taste of a treat triggered more excess twenty-five minutes later.

The study found that once people had a taste of an indulgence, such as chocolate, it created a desire for more of the same.
"They started craving things like ice cream, pizza, and potato chips. And only once the urge to indulge had been satisfied did the study participants focus once again on healthy foods like carrots, whole-wheat bread, low-fat yogurt, and pears."
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One of the best ways to combat these cravings is to eat three nutritious meals a day. Also, when you skip meals, it makes you more prone to crave something sweet or salty.

Eggs are a good source of protein to help you pass up junk food later in the day.

Something else to consider is something called habit force. It can be developed and you'll get to the point where cravings are no longer an issue for you.

The important thing to remember is never let an exception occur. If you do, you'll send a messages to your subconscious that you're prepared to cheat. In other words, you're lying to yourself.

It takes real effort to change. But long-term, it's well worth it.