Want to stop munching on all those chocolate chip cookies? It’s actually a lot easier than you think.

First things first: Turn off the TV and get off the couch. A new study from Northwestern Medicine found that being sedentary causes you to eat more than you should. People who spend less time on the couch snack less often on unhealthy food—win-win.

When the time comes that you must watch your favorite TV show, make a conscious effort to keep the snacks in the kitchen so you don’t mindlessly snack on junk food. Your figure will thank you later!

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