See Food, Must Eat! How to Avoid Food Triggers and Stop Mindless Eating
Dinner Party FeastsSurprise! Jill's little dinner party is a full-blown feast.
Freeze! You came to eat. The struggle is doing so moderately when others around you aren't. That's because we're conditioned to eat when others are eating, says Kersting. Try to keep this fact in mind as yet another plate of canapes appears. Also remember that there are plenty of other desires you regularly resist -- say, shoes in the store window, says Beck. This urge to eat everything will also pass. But if you give in this time, don't beat yourself up. You are only human.
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Originally published in FITNESS magazine, September 2007.
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