I missed your solution when I first wrote my reply, but I'll post it anyway. This issue challenges me, too. I feel your pain.
I also try to keep low calorie snacks around. Sometimes I just need to munch. Other times I am truly hungry but I don't want to go over my calorie limit.
Although I dislike sugar substitutes, I have the packaged sugar-free jello for 10 calories available all the time. I have also used sugar-free Popsicle for 15 calories, and pickles for muchies. Fresh veggies would work too. I like hummus and carrots, too.
Now that the winter is over, I think I will go on my deck for a distraction. Take a nature break. Although spending time with a teenager is a great idea. I have two of them at home.
Edited by: EBETHET at: 4/7/2013 (17:00)
The scale doesn't measure improved health, reduced pain, and a better lifestyle.