Congratulations with your success of no chips for many-a-day!
The longer we forego such "desirable" foods the less they have a hold on us. And when tried again we often find that those "yummy" treats have undergone a "recipe changed" &, thus, the once "must have" food doesn't have the same hold as it had before we abstained from it. May that be your experience with chips, Matt.
As for times of boredom - oh, Matt, there are many things, that don't include reaching for food, one can do to fill five to thirty minutes. Stop & think & make a list & then keep that list handy to refer to.
My list would include such things as chatting with my cherished MrV, listening to a book on CD or reading a few pages of my current book, calling a friend/family member to check on how they are doing or calling to hear the sweet voices of any one of the "Vision" offsprings (I so enjoy hearing about the "happenings" of their day), doing a repitition of strength exercises, dropping a line or two on a "Thinking of you" card to a shut in elderly friend, coming on SP & playing a few of the game threads, etc.
Matt, I am sure that you will "discover" many short activities to put on your "go to" list when you need to fill some time away from the kitchen or other sources of easy to grab foods.
I approve of your idea of eating peanut butter on toast to limit the number of pieces. Good thinking!
God bless you with success upon success, my new EE Teammate!
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