1. Drink water
“It’s very easy for us to confuse dehydration with hunger,” says Wansink. “We know our body’s craving something and we just assume it’s food, but frequently it ends up being liquids, especially in active people. I would guess seven times out of 10 what they think of as hunger is really just a slight dehydration.” You don’t necessarily have to drink pure water, but make sure the beverage is low in caffeine and sodium. “Caffeine and sodium dehydrate you even more, giving your mouth a feeling of thirst, which can lead you to snack,” warns Wansink.
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