Conquer Your Cravings (and lose your gut)

Toss out all your chips.  Then take this tip from Cornell University: You’re 2.7 times more likely to eat healthy snacks if you place them on the middle shelf of your refrigerator than if you keep them in the crisper.

Raw Veggies and Fresh Fruit
These old standbys may be common-sense choices, but often they are passed up for easy-access convenience snacks. To ensure fruits and vegetables are always at the top of your snack list, clean and prepare a day or two’s worth of produce when you get home from the store. Keep snack-size containers or bags of carrot sticks, celery sticks, red pepper slices and broccoli florets in your fridge, ready for the grabbing.

When it comes to fruit, apples and pears are great grab-and-go options. But if you’d like a little more variety, make a fruit salad with interesting fruits like mango, papaya and berries that you can eat while in the car or at work or school.