Hi Liz and team,
Ohhhhhh those dam munchiessssss.....I hear you BIG time as well.
I agree with most posts as a stategy for the munchies can be muliti-layered to help in any situation.
My worse time is evening and I had to use some stategies for that.
First off are you having a good breakfast? If you are not your blood-sugar will fall in the afternoon -creating those nasty munchies. Try it as it does work.
I used to mistake thirst for food...dahhhhhh, so try the water idea as a delay tactic to seeing if it is thirst or hunger.
Chewing Gum is great when I need to just chew and have a little sweetness. I won't use the artificial flavouring sort as there is too much controversy over it. I use pellet gum.
Munching legally, I started to add munchies into my day. I like dip but now buy lisa's hommus dip which is much lower in calories and use rice crackers as the biscuit instead of rice crackers. I pre-pack the chippies in plastic bags to a calorie value and work out how much dip I can have ie 1 tablespoon. I don't just sit down and eat it from the pack...ooooooo noooooooooooooo I would eat the whole thing.
If it is sweet you want try an apple or orange, these are surprisingly sweet and filling especially the apple.
Try to prepare for this time by making a prepared list of calories so you can snack legally......
I found as I became more in control of my appetite by doing this things got easier.
In the early days I just could not keep ANYTHING tempting in the house. I cleaned it all out YES by eating it....LOL.......slowly though..........
Oh another thing I like is choc milk iceblocks......again ok if you know the calorie count.
Good luck with your programme....hugz J
Edited by: EVEY71 at: 6/17/2009 (06:38)
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