Outsmart any temptation
Next time the conference room donuts are calling your name, take a moment to picture your cravingrelated thoughts (I really want a glazed one!) as snowflakes falling in a forest or birds taking flight.
In a study in the journal Appetite, women craving chocolate who used this visualization technique experienced fewer urges to indulge and found that their hankering quickly became less intense, making it much easier to take a pass. The authors say this technique, called cognitive defusion, interrupts the flow of tantalizing images flooding your brain, lessening their power to persuade you to give in.