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How To Control Your Cravings



And you thought cavemen had it tough!

In some respects, we now live in a more threatening environment than the one occupied by our ancestors - and they were being chased by saber-toothed tigers!

These days, the predators who stalk us are not wild animals, but the doughnut trucks and soft-drink manufacturers that roam the urban jungles.  

With that in mind, here are tips to help survive the 10 modern-day danger zones that threaten your waistline.

The Supermarket

Our primal instinct is to go for sugar when we're hungry so don't shop on an empty stomach.

The Restaurant 

People make poorer food choices if they order after someone else who has chosen a high-calorie meal. So man up and order your dish first- set the tone of the meal.

The Family Gathering

Check out what's on offer and once you've filled up your plate, don't go back for seconds.

The Pub

Remember that alcohol dehydrates you and dehydration drives hunger. So, eat before you go to the pub and have at least one glass of water for every beer.

The Footy Match

Generally, the food on offer at the footy is pretty bad for you, so fill your tank before you get there, or take some proper man food in with you. If you do end up eating at the game, avoid foods that are high in refined carbohydrates and fat.

The Couch

If you know it's crap, don't keep it in your house. Chew gum to reduce the craving for sugar.

The Office

Take your lunch to work. You'll eat better, and save money, too. Drink plenty of water and make sure you move around.

The Fast Food Joint

If you have to go there, think grilled, not fried and avoid refined carbs. Do not order the chips.

The Plane

Take your own food on long flights, keep some emergency supplies on hand, and drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. 

The Hotel

Make the minibar a no-go area. If you're going to order room service, look for healthy options.