Whenever I feel like I could use a snack, but I know I don't need one I get a big glass of ice water. I know crunching ice isn't the greatest thing for your teeth, but it's better than the cream puff I would've been munching!
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Out of Sight, Out of mind... and out of my mouth!!
I have to be sure to PUT every thing UP!! If there is anything out on the cabinets, I can't resist... I walk by and have it in my mouth before I know it. If I close up all snacks, cereals, etc and put them in the cabinet, I won't open it up and eat it. But if it is out, I'll eat it.
If I have the munchies, I'll cut up an apple, peal and section an orange and leave it in plane site for me to grab instead
After you have determined that you are indeed hungry, MAKE SURE you have acceptable choices on hand - healthy nuts or seeds, fruits, veggies, hard pretzels, butter-less popcorn, etc. Then you will not be tempted to consume high calories fat-laden snacks!
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