I always have low calorie, high volume snacks around. Popcorn is a good one that I use a lot when I just need to snack on something... anything. The other thing I use a lot is to cut fruits, like strawberries, into SMALL pieces and eat those when I'm bored. Bored eating doesn't have to be chips, cookies, or candy. If you really really want to stop bored eating altogether, buy word search puzzles, logic puzzles, or something inexpensive that you can work on for long periods of time, but without getting bored. If you are doing something else with your hands, you won't eat. Make sure whenever you're hungry, drink a glass of water first. Sometimes hunger is just thirst.