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“Substitute a phone call or Skype for the brownie you’re reaching for,” says Laurie Towers, a fitness expert, former professional bodybuilder and founder and CEO of The Bridal Body Shop in New York City. “Loneliness is a void that is often filled by food, so don't feel ashamed to pick up the phone and reach out to a friend, or better yet, your parents — who probably would love to hear from you — anytime the feeling hits you.