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SIMONEKP Posts: 2,605
5/29/13 10:46 A

Same thing, I do something else


"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!
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CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (83,704)
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5/29/13 9:15 A

Painting my nails is GREAT for preventing mindless eating.

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
JENSTRESS Posts: 3,481
5/29/13 9:03 A

Actually, the things I do are similar. I play on my phone, chat, move around, drink water, play with my kids, anything to avoid eating if I'm not really hungry. Usually if I can get around it for 20-30 minutes, I don't want anything after that.

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5/27/13 5:59 P

One of my biggest craving-fighters is TEA.

A cup of tea is one of the easiest ways for me to distract myself. A warm cup of tea fills my belly, keeps my hydrated, and fights sweet cravings. I tend to make mine with a bit of stevia for sweetness (though I used to use sugar and figured a spoon of sugar was better than a wad of chips and dip!)

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5/27/13 5:33 P

I am a busy body and usually crave some kind of snack when I am still, like watching tv. I guess the motion of snacking satisfies my need to be busy. When I recognize this I find something else to do like play a game on my phone or cut and organize my coupons. I can do both these thing while watching tv and hanging out with the family. I'd love to hear how others deal with this.

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