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If you can't stop craving sweets, we've got a trick to help boost your willpower

If you can't stop craving sweets, we've got a trick to help boost your willpower
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If you can't stop craving sweets - we've got a trick to help boost your willpower 

Next time you’re tempted by carbs or sugary treats, take a few seconds to squeeze your hands together, clench your jaw or contract your leg muscles.

That simple little trick shores up willpower in as little as 10 seconds.

How it works is the clenching muscles signal the brain that a tough task is coming, and the brain responds with a burst of mental energy to make it easier to stay focused and in turn avoid temptation.   

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