Chew gum when you want sweet but don't want or need to eat.
Some days I really want to snack and frequently I want sweet tasting foods.
When this happens I stop and check myself. If I have drank water, had a good meal and have no reason to be hungry I will chew gum. Then my mouth is busy and I won't eat. It makes me mindful of wanting to put food in my mouth.
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One great way to busy your hands to stop eating out of boredom.
Go to the 99 cents store or Dollar tree and grab yourself a sketch pad, or a coloring book and some crayons or colored pencils. then go out side (away from the fridge) and attempt to draw whatever comes to your mind or color in a coloring book. this keeps your hands busy and your mind off of food.
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