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A: According to one study published in the journal, Appetite, as little as 15 minutes of brisk walking can help take your mind off the sweet stuff, while giving your body a calorie-burning energy boost.
The 25 people who took part in the study were daily chocolate eaters who agreed to abstain from eating chocolate for three days before the study began. Chocolate cravings were significantly lower than the baseline levels for at least ten minutes after taking a walk. “Given that feeling lethargic, fatigued, and having the need for an energy boost has been associated with the consumption of high-energy foods, the present study highlights the importance of short bouts of physical activity as a substitute for other mood regulating behaviors such as sugar snacking,” the study’s authors commented.
Use exercise to ease the urge
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