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Playing A Musical Instrument To Manage Mindless Eating


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I play the classical guitar, and here is what it does for me.

It motivates me because I was not able to hold it properly when I was 200+ pounds. It gets me out of the kitchen/pantry and into the music room. It keeps my hands busy (both are required to play). And, I would not think of snacking when I am holding the guitar, can you imagine cheetos crumbs falling into the soundhole? Finally, the music gives me a deep emotional fulfillment so that I do not have to fill myself up with food. emoticon

Musical instrument required, does not have to be a guitar. Playing, even simple material for beginners, increases self esteem big time. You can create beauty.
- Submitted by GUITARWOMAN 8/30/2011 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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NOLAHORSERIDER 1/27/2015 6:58:00 PM

    Great Blog! I also re-taught myself to play the ukulele! I also taught myself to play the electric and acoustic guitar. I don't even think about eating. Music is such a motivation to stay out of the kitchen! :) Great Job! :)
B00KWRM 12/3/2011 11:24:00 AM

    emoticon idea. I ran across your post when taking a break from reading "Mindless Eating" thought I would search sparkpeople to see what i could find on the subject.
Thanks to your post I am motivated to dust off the keyboard and start playing again. emoticon Also like the comment from SeaJess about putting space between the thought and action! emoticon
SEAJESS 9/11/2011 2:39:00 PM

    What a brilliant suggestion! Thank you!

And I can tell myself that I can have that snack after I noodle around on my guitar. Usually just putting some space between the thought and the action will be enough to avoid the unwanted eating.

Thanks again.


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