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Listening to internal signals

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Well, I did reasonably well with the challenge to listen to internal signals for when to eat. I still have some problems with the snacking because it is almost like a habit. It is a habit I need to break. Snacks are good for getting you through until mealtime but not good as a way to pass time in between. I use to smoke for years and reaching for a snack is almost as bad as reaching for a cigarette. It is habit. I am going to work really hard on this.
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SUZYMARC 1/19/2013 8:28PM

    I agree with GOLFGMA I usually have 3 bottles of 32 oz water sitting in my fridge that I systematically sip at and grab a new one when one is empty. If I feel a need to snack I take the time to measure for proper portion control which makes you more mindful if you double check on the amount of calories you plan on consuming.

I have also learned if its out of bored to find a good book to read, walk around an area, or call my folks. This distracts me from munching. Work at small changes to keep from grabbing too many snacks, because you are right its like a sub-conscious motion.

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GOLFGMA 1/18/2013 8:10AM

    Reach for water. It will fill you and the snack attack should leave because you will be filled with water. It won't take long for the habit to leave and you will begin to desire the water. emoticon

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