Exercise is not just a good way to take your mind off eating. It may, in fact, curb your appetite, too. I read in Diabetes Forecast that in a study conducted of 11 college students, researchers found that during a 60-minute run on a treadmill, and for up to two hours afterward, production of appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin dropped, while production of the appetite-suppressing hormone peptide YY increased. However, when the students lifted weights for 90 minutes, ghrelin levels declined as peptide YY levels remained the same. The results suggest that when a craving hits, weight watchers are better off going for a jog than pumping iron. Which means, the next time I crave for those calorific goodies, I am better off jogging around Ala Moana Beach Park than sitting in front of my computer debating whether to give in to my cravings or zip my mouth shut.