The Unsolicited Dessert Pusher: How to Defend This person's heart is probably in the right place -- food is often a way to communicate or find common ground, so it could be her way of forging a friendship, explains Conason. If it's a coworker, leave the treats in the break room and ask her to go on an after-lunch walk instead (research shows a 15-minute walk can curb cravings, meaning you won't make a beeline for the treats when you get back to the office). If it's a friend, make sure she's aware that you're watching what you eat. Mentioning something about how much easier it is to resist sweets when they're out of sight will keep her from loading you down with sweets. Plus, if she knows you're eating healthier, she may try to do the same, which will make your goal that much easier. Researchers call it positive peer pressure -- when friends mirror each other's eating habits. Just make sure you're the one setting the trend.
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