I think a lot of us run into some variation of this problem during the process of changing to healthier lifestyles.
The best advice I can give is something I learned from others on Spark... First and foremost, this is a lifestyle change - It's not a race and it's not a diet you need to hurry up and finish... You'll need to be committed to it for the rest of your life so it has to be something you can realistically LIVE with... So, instead of focusing on what you think you can't do, focus on what you CAN do... Remember, small changes - when added to other small changes - will start to make a big difference. I knew early on that if I felt I couldn't snack anymore, I would fail. I also knew if I had to give up my favorite foods entirely, I would fail.
If giving up "boredom eating" is a challenge you don't feel you can do (yet), then choose your snacks wisely. Instead of reaching for potato chips, reach for crunchy veggies, low-fat popcorn, rice chips, baked chips, or at least a 100-calorie serving size of your favorite chips.
I'm not perfect - There are days I know I can do better than I have - but I also know I don't HAVE to be perfect to get to my final fitness goal.
Don't give up. Take baby steps when making changes. Don't beat yourself up... and you'll be fine!
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