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GOODHEART5
Posts: 23
9/3/13 4:11 P

good tips thanks to everyone emoticon



SIMPLYME80
Posts: 406
9/3/13 2:43 P

Keep a journal keeping track of when you feel like nibbleing on something. find your triggers-watching tv, reading, bored, because its "there", etc. then try to avoid the triggers. I found some of the distraction methods I used was the "trigger"! Drinking water doesn't always help-doesn't satisfy the craving to chew so perhaps try chewing gum or a breath mint.



PINK4YOUTOO
Posts: 508
9/3/13 9:29 A



Drink glass of water



KCLARK89
SparkPoints: (24,831)
Fitness Minutes: (13,805)
Posts: 1,062
9/3/13 9:17 A

I have to do something that keeps my hands occupied and have a big glass of water nearby :)



CMCOLE
Posts: 2,667
9/3/13 8:32 A

read
craft
exercise



CORTNEY-LEE
SparkPoints: (51,853)
Fitness Minutes: (45,424)
Posts: 3,059
9/2/13 8:48 P

hot tea

When I feel the urge to munch (especially at night) I sip a cup of hot tea. You can drink any kind, but my fave is Salada decaf. I use a half packet of Truvia in it, and it helps keep me out of the fridge.





DRAGONCHILDE
SparkPoints: (56,644)
Fitness Minutes: (14,252)
Posts: 9,607
9/2/13 4:07 P

Something physical; engage your mind and your body. Yoga's one of my favorites; just about the worst thing you can do is sit in front of the TV... there's almost always food commercials on there! Checking the spark forums and reading articles, building up Sparkpoints is another good way to do it.



NIRERIN
Posts: 11,845
9/2/13 3:50 P

find something that absorbs your attention and do that. so if you have a favorite movie that you have to watch all the way through if you start it, watch that. if there is a book that once you start, you can't put it down, do that. cleaning projects, knitting, papier maiche, gardening, building a shelf, cleaning your tub, organizing your stamp collection, whatever it is that might hold your attention, do that. everyone is a little different in what works for them.



GOODHEART5
Posts: 23
9/2/13 2:55 P

hi does anyone know how to not keep focusing on food, when you want to nibble.



 
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