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I've noticed a bad habit

Sunday, January 05, 2014

I've just become aware of a very bad habit that I've dubbed "pre-eating." When I'm making something to eat, or serving myself something, I have a terrible habit of eating part of whatever food I'm preparing. Then I go ahead and eat the portion I had planned on in the first place, rather than subtract the amount I have already eaten. I find myself doing this A LOT, and I have probably been doing it for a long, long time. If I am mindlessly eating this extra food, multiple times a day, that's a lot of extra calories that I don't need. Yikes.

It's going to be a hard habit to break, but it's not impossible. My goal for this week is to be aware of this habit or pre-eating and, if I find myself doing it, stopping to remind myself that I will get to eat in a few minutes, and that I can wait.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IAMBIZI 1/5/2014 7:49PM

    sometimes I chew gum before dinner keeps my mouth busy while I wait for dinner. or I snack on almonds.

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CAPECODBABE 1/5/2014 6:22PM

    Yep, me too. emoticon
Half the battle is realizing it. emoticon
Also I have to work on mindless eating. emoticon

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APRILSHINE 1/5/2014 4:12PM

    I make sure to have celery, broccoli, green beans, or cherry tomatoes on hand and ready to go. That way I can still snack while preparing and not sabotage my efforts, I still track these items, but the damage is far less.

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FRENCHSEAMS 1/5/2014 3:33PM

    I find sipping mineral water while cooking is a good substitute.

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PAMNANGEL 1/5/2014 3:09PM

    Guilty here too.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/5/2014 3:07PM

    You caught yourself!! That's a terrific start. You can and will get this under control.

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NILLAPEPSI 1/5/2014 3:05PM

    Hang in there!! emoticon

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X_MONICA_X 1/5/2014 2:47PM

    I've noticed myself doing this too.

Good luck on this week's challenge!


Great idea LJOYCE55!

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LJOYCE55 1/5/2014 2:35PM

  Have you tried pouring yourself a glass of water to sip while cooking? Or a cup of tea? That works for me (when I remember).

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