If You Know You Eat When Your'E Bored, Eat Tactile Foods.
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This is certainly not a new idea, but it's on my mind tonight: If you know you eat out of boredom, get yourself foods to snack on that are "stimulating" to the senses in some way. For example, baby carrots are adorable to look at and make that wonderful crunch when you chew them. Pistachios have those shells that are so satisfying to snap apart. Use the sensory elements of food to satisfy boredom instead of just the flavor alone.
Other healthy but sense-stimulating snacks: wasabi peas! trail mix rice cakes (I LOVE those quirky, puffy circles! I always play the game of "can I eat the rice cake without it falling apart at all?")
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When I am out all day running errands I pack a lunch bag with cut up veggies, that I had cut up the day of purchase and put in airtight bags. I toss in some yogurt, trail mix, a simple sandwich on whole wheat bread, a piece of fruit, a few water bottles, and usually something sweet like a 90 cal 2g fat snack bar. I throw in an ice pack and I'm off.
I don't usually eat all this food, but I like to be prepared for anything, and I never know what I might be craving.
I eat nearly the same foods every day. Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks are pretty much set, and I take them to work with me. I rotate through chicken, fish, and various vegetables and fruits for dinner.
It might sound boring, but it isn't. I've put together a menu of foods that I enjoy, that are healthy and easy to fix. Shopping and food prep are low stress. I enjoy the simplicity of it and knowing that I've got plenty of food to eat, and that I'm within my goals.
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