Friday, July 26, 2013
I am not finding much on this type of eating except that it is common. Psychology Today has some good articles on bored eating of my type but do admit that research is very limited at this point. Bored eating is usually lumped in with emotional eating but, as one author suggested, it may be uniquely different from the others in that group. A continued search of blogs and articles is gradually providing ideas I think I can use so will keep working on it.
When I am at the decision making point is when I am very vulnerable i.e. at the fast food order window or ordering in a restaurant, so may have to avoid them even though they increasingly have nutritious items. One idea I will try is taking a picnic lunch if I go out to eat. I go with the best of intentions but cave in when asked what I want.
I have found some ideas to try for avoiding the after-meal peanuts or ice cream. Sugarless gum, chew ice (Would only work if I am home.) sugarless candy.