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How do I deal with temptation at the supermarket?

The first rule of being "naturally" slim? Never shop for food when you're hungry! Hunger activates the part of your brain that responds like Pavlov’s dog to tempting images and descriptions of food. That’s why a stroll down the cookie aisle lands all those sweets in your cart when you shop just before dinner. Do your grocery shopping after a meal or snack, and you'll save yourself a world of calories from junk food.

The next time you go to the grocery store, set a mini-goal to get out of the store without any junk food. While it's fine to indulge in sweets now and then, making it a rule to not bring junk food home can help you avoid eating empty calories -- added sugar and unhealthy fats -- on a regular basis. And who knows? If no fudge brownies are around, you might be more likely to eat those fresh blueberries in your fridge.

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