I love movies! Whenever I get a craving to eat, I think about the list of movies-to-watch I have and go start one. I might not finish a movie, but I'll start one. That usually gets my mind off the fridge.
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I find that if I just hop on the elliptical I focus too much on the timer and how many calories I am burning. Therefore, the workout feels like an eternity. So to distract myself, I put on a movie from netflix and cover up the time with a towel. Before I know it I am halfway through the movie!
I usually watch comedies because they are funny and since I am happy I work out harder. :)
I love movies. Problem is, I love to eat too. Watching a movie is a trigger for me to eat. Obviously, I should remove movies from my arsenal of things to do, but if I love movies, where does that leave me? I'll tell you: deprived of both food and something I love, movies. No way. Here's my solution:
a) I do not eat in movie theaters. Ever. This is a hard and fast rule. I bring a bottle of water and gum instead. It's easy once you find out just how many calories are in movie theater popcorn!
b) I keep bags of baby carrots in the fridge for watching movies at home. Small, crunchy and filling!
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