Hydrate! Many times our bodies confuse thirst with hunger, the key reason it can be so difficult for us to decipher exactly what food item will satisfy the craving. “The same area of your brain that controls hunger also controls thirst, so sometimes signals get crossed when you haven’t had enough to drink during the day to confuse you into feeling the sensations of ‘hunger,’” explains Blatner. As it turns out, when your body is in need of water, it doesn’t particularly care if you get it from an actual glass of H2O or your favorite pint of Ben and Jerry’s. Your best bet is to drink a quick glass of water when cravings strike and then wait 15 minutes to see if you’re still craving something to eat.