Girl Scout Cookie Season Survival Tips (cont.)

"We often tune out when we eat the same things over and over again," Hammond says.

Another trick is to "reset" your palate in between bites of cookie by sipping a cup of tea or mineral water. This way, your taste buds will really notice each bite of cookie.

And make sure you're not overly hungry when you open that sleeve of those magical mint cookies. You don't want to put yourself in a situation that makes it difficult for you to eat a moderate amount, Hammond says.

Published March 6, 2008

SOURCES: Megrette Hammond, RD, CDE, Med, executive director, The Center for Mindful Eating; co-author, Discover Mindful Eating. Michelle Thompkins, External Communications Consultant, Girl Scouts of the USA. Girl Scout Cookies ABC website. Little Brownie Bakers website.

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