I've just gotten back to spark myself! I find myself doing the munch while cooking thing, too (and I love to cook as well).
I've tried a couple of things to help me with that. One is to cut up a piece of fruit (into bite sized pieces) and rather than munching the supper stuff, I'll eat a bite of fruit (except when I need to taste). I sometimes do cut up veggies but find I'm less likely to reach for those than the fruit.
Can't seem to stick to it every time ... but it does help. And since I struggle getting in enough fruits and veggies, I get in another fruit serving that way. PLUS, it works to help keep me from overeating at supper.
Another thing I've found is that keeping a glass of fresh ice water right next to the stove also helps. I discovered at one point that I get really thirsty while I'm cooking - I can easily go through 24-32 oz. just making supper (the only time I drink more in that amount of time is while doing cardio!). And it keeps me from grabbing another bite of, say, cheese (my weakness), if I reach for the water instead.
| current weight: 155.0