Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I discovered a startling fact: when my hands are busy in the evening, I have a far less inclination to snack. I had a sudden idea to try keeping my hands busy while watching videos in the evening with my husband. That's my worst snacking time of the entire day. So I dusted off my embroidery hoop and started a new project. I found that while my hands were busy, I didn't have any snack cravings. It was a very interesting discovery for me and a tactic I hope will help me lose a few pounds that I've gained back. So if snacking is a problem for you, try doing something with your hands instead. Concentrating on something else seems to short circuit the urge to eat out of boredom. If you don't have any particular sewing or crafting skills, try visiting a place such as "Michael's" or "Hancock's" that carry beginner kits for all kinds of crafts from needlework to small wood working/painting kits. There's something out there for every level of skill or interest. Give it a try!