When I feel like I want to eat something I shouldn't, I try to clean something. Get that edge off. It works for me but maybe not for everyone. Doing this helps me get organized as well. It don't have to be for very long. Clean a sink in the bathroom, sweep a floor, organize a junk drawer. Something to get your mind off of eating.
The good thing with this is there is nothing to buy except a broom and maybe some cleaning products. Or you can use an old sock for dusting. Works great and is washable. Plus cleaning burns calories. Just an added bonus.
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For many years I took cigarette breaks to relieve stress at the office. I have been smoke free for one year 1/23/15. This alone relieved the stress of always wanting nicotine. I traded the cigarette break for a puzzle break. I have a jig saw puzzle that I can work on for a few minutes when I need to relax and not think for a minute or so.
I like that I can visually see progress toward the goal of conquering the puzzle.
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