Tell yourself: "I'll eat it later."

Cravings for fattening, sugary foods can really sabotage your weight-loss efforts. When you get a sudden craving for an unhealthy food you know you shouldn’t eat, it can be difficult to resist the temptation. However, giving in to temptation can really sabotage your diet and make you feel guilty and regretful afterward. When you experience a craving for something unhealthy, it can be helpful to tell yourself you’ll eat it later. By the time “later” comes around, the craving may have passed or at least lessened.

Instead of obsessing over the craving, try to distract yourself and focus on something else. Distance yourself from the craving, literally, by going for a walk. If you’re feeling stressed, center yourself with a yoga or meditation routine. Drink a big glass of water, to be sure you’re not mistaking feelings of thirst for feelings of hunger. Whenever you find yourself craving something you shouldn’t eat, take a step back and distract yourself by doing something else until the craving passes.