try to determine if you are really hungry, occupy your mind/hands for 5-10 minutes to see if you are still hungry. clean/organize something, do a puzzle, blog/journal.
if you are really hungry, then eat a proper portions of nuts, or something with protein. check your food tracker to see i their is a nutrient that you may be missing. celery with peanut butter or hummus with another veggie, i also can eat any fruit without any kind of dip.
Sounds like you need more protein early in the day. Be sure to eat breakfast. Snack on protein until you find what works for you. Carbs might trigger more snacking later.
If you must eat extra, stick to veggies. Green beans with a flavored vinegar -even season rice vinegar (which is sweetened) is better than the dessert stuff. Dried fruit and a glass of water or hot tea can really help curb the cravings.
Eat mindfully - not just pushing food into your mouth while watching TV.
Think about whether you want food or something else - is it emotional? How are you feeling? A few weeks or adjustment is normal and you may go over but if you eat less than you did before & stay or get active, you will succeed. It will simply take longer.
Check out SP recipes - there are lots of options for snacks & meals. Variety will help and it sounds like you have a diet mentality when it comes to food. Celery & carrot sticks are ok but so is zucchini with hummus, hard cooked eggs, string cheese, soy yogurt, diet jello, frozen fruit bars, oatmeal or farina with PB & cinnamon, beef broth, air popped popcorn, edamame.
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Hi, We all need to get our dopamine and seritonin boosts from somewhere and you're in the habit of getting them from processed food because only processed food can provide a quick blast of dopamine and seritonin and that's why slow release foods like greens don't appeal to this daily ritual. There are other ways of providing these boosters - falling in love, exercise, or perhaps a new hobby, something that you can get excited about, that you can't wait to come home to. Perhaps something challenging if your job is boring or something relaxing if your job is challenging. In tandem with that make sure your last snack before you come home is not of processed food, preferably protein so as not to set you up sugar cravings too. When you replace this habit with something fulfilling then it will be a bit of a challeng in the beginning but will soon work out, as long as what you do is a feel good habit.
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I am doing well all the day and just cannot keep from eating in the evening. I have to keep food at home as I do not live alone. I really dislike celery sticks and green., leafy vegetables. Baby carrots help a bit. Chewing gum helps but is not really a pleasant thing to do and not good because of all those sugar substitutes.
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