Here are a handful of ways to stop eating hard-to-resist junk foods.

Sticking to a rigorous diet can be difficult. Although you know you may regret giving into food impulses later, cravings for pizza, cookies and other diet no-nos are hard to resist. While splurging on high-cal fare is fine from time-to-time, giving into those impulses too often can derail even the best weight loss plan. But fear not, we can help! Here are a few diet downfalls, and ways to avoid them.

Skipping Meals

It seems easy enough: Eat less and lose more, unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Skipping meals causes blood sugar levels to drop, intensifies cravings for less-than-healthy fare and can cause you to overeat later in the day. Eat three healthy meals and two snacks a day to keep cravings and hunger at bay.

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