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The question of the hour: Am I really hungry, or is it just boredom setting in? It’s not uncommon for the brain to associate other feelings — specifically thirst and fatigue — with hunger, potentially leading to a snack break when we’re not really hungry in the first place. Staying hydrated and catching up on sleep are two of the best ways to keep mindless eating at bay. Another solid test? If you’re not hungry enough to eat an apple, chances are it’s not mealtime yet.

The Takeaway: Stay hydrated and well-rested to avoid overeating.

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