One way to keep snacking under control is to choose light, healthy snacks such as microwaved low-fat popcorn or fruit. But sometimes you need even trickier strategies.
Here are a few some suggestions:
Rinse with mouthwash and brush your teeth right after dinner. You’ll be less likely to eat after you’ve cleaned your teeth and the sweet minty flavor with deter extra eating.
Distract yourself. Telephone a friend or find a hobby (not television) that absorbs your attention. You’ll be so busy you won’t want a snack. Important: make sure your activity is far from the kitchen, if possible.
Tell yourself you can have a snack — but not right now. By waiting for 10 or 15 minutes, you’ll give the craving a chance to pass.