12 (Healthy!) Things to Do Instead of Snacking

Creative ways to conquer your cravings from Cleveland Clinic experts (12 Photos)

Stacia Jesner on Apr 12, 2012 at 12:34PM

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12 (Healthy!) Things to Do Instead of Snacking

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Reach Out and Touch Someone

Hanging with your honey? Instead of letting that bowl of chips come between you, snuggle up close and let the oxytocin flow. The brain releases this chemical — sometimes called the “love hormone” — when you cuddle, hug or even just spend time with those you care about, and it is critical to humans’ emotional well-being. Best of all, a new study from the University of Edinburgh says that the hormone also regulates appetite: Triggering its release makes you less likely to crave food and more likely to desire a little nookie.

Discover the top 10 health benefits of love and sex, from Cleveland Clinic Wellness.

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