When I cook in the kitchen it is hard to avoid temptations. Snacking while cooking adds up to lots of extra unaccounted for calories. To avoid this I try to drink a big glass of water before I start cooking, and have a bowl of fresh chopped fruit or veggies available. That way when I am tempted to put something in my mouth, I can grab a bite of these things instead. This has helped me a lot.
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To stop mindless noshing and snacking, I crochet to keep my hands busy so I don't want to put things in my mouth when I am not hungry. I have made 1 beautiful afghan and have been working diligently on one for my husband. (At his request!)
Sometimes I get the munchies after dinner. So, instead of eating junk food while watching tv, I postpone dessert for about 1 hour after dinner. I do the dishes, clean up the kitchen, watch a little tv, and it's nearly 8 pm - my usual time for the munchies.
This satisfies my sweet tooth, desserts are portion controlled, and it stops the mindless snacking at night in front of the tv.
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