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I learned this trick from a tea book. When you are craving something sweet add a a couple of chocolate chips or a tiny piece of caramel in a cup of tea. This can help curb the cravings. Plus you get the health benefits of green tea, if you are not a green tea fan you can mix it with a fruit tea.
When I get bored I tend to eat so I started making what I call an "inspirational folder". I have covered the outside with phrases from magazines that keep me going and motivated. By doing this it keeps my mind off of snacking, and makes me feel good about bettering myself
Easter is coming next weekend and for me it started last weekend. I did not do well. So this week I am going to prepare for that holiday by adding some extra exercise minutes. Today I added 30 extras calorie burning minutes!!
Practice small acts of self-control by using nondominant hand.
I just don't keep anything in the house that I shouldn't be eating. This is easier for me than for others as I live by myself and I don't have to worry about anyone else having any "contraband" items. Thank goodness!