The supermarket shelves are filled with foods that seem healthy -- but don't be fooled. Dr. Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen say that 50% of the sugar we eat comes from "fat-free" foods like salad dressings and soft drinks. In fact, young women get about half their daily calories from salad dressing! Dr. Oz says to substitute olive oil and vinegar for a healthier alternative.
If you're craving something sweet and salty, consider some healthy alternatives to potato chips and candy bars. Apples, carrots, and nuts are great emergency foods, Dr. Oz says. A glass of vegetable juice also takes the edge off, he says. One snack you may not have considered are breath strips! "I like [breath strips] because a lot of times, we have a craving center in our brain that says put something in me," he says. "It doesn't tell you what."
Dr. Oz says a glass of water, a good night's sleep, or sex also might satisfy your craving.
Another way to fight fat is to spice it up: Adding red pepper flakes or cinnamon to your food can reduce your appetite, Dr. Oz says.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com