10 Unique Ways to Kill Your Cravings, and Those Extra Pounds

After reading the article below, you’ll be headed to Home Goods for a new dining set, candles and light bulbs. You may be holding your nose as you take the dog for a walk. Why?? Because these random actions can help you kill cravings and drop pounds.

1. Pinch your nose or earlobes for 10 seconds. This is an ancient acupressure secret – acupuncturists believe that these pressure points restore balance in your energy, as imbalances and blockage of energy cause cravings. Weight loss patients who used acupressure techniques were able to maintain their weight loss better than those who didn’t use it, a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed.

2. Lighten up and use brighter bulbs in your dining room. Dim lights lower your inhibitions, and let you feel better about eating more. 100 watt bulbs work well; just make sure your fixtures can handle them.

Read the rest of my tips for killing cravings at Forbes.com.