The older I get the more cravings I seem to have.  Chocolate and salt show up a tad too often in my daily life.  But it turns out clenching your fists might help you keep from grabbing that late night snack.  New research showed that when people tensed a muscle for 30-seconds they were more likely to control impulses.  Does it work?  I’m not sure, but it’s worth a try.  Maybe just trying will be such distraction, you’ll forget about your carving.

So next time you feel like binging, try clenching your fists instead.

(That picture is from last year at the Big E when I devoured a bacon cheese burger on a donut–talk about a sweet/salty craving.)