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1/31/12 12:35 P

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Hi and welcome! A couple of tips for snacking that helps me...for sweet, keep a couple of baggies of cereal nearby (no, not the full of sugar kind, but something that does have a little sweetness - I go for honey bunches of oats, my favorite); for salty, keep some nuts or crackers handy...again, check the labels on the crackers, but you can find some that are not too bad (I like triscuits). My thought is, if I'm going to need a snack, at least I can get some whole grains or fiber in too, right.
It does take a while to get out of the chips/candy habit. I was a chips-aholic. Now when I eat them, all I can taste is grease...yuck!

Another great thing too is gum. Sometimes we snack out of boredom, not because we are hungry. Grab some sugar free gum.

One last thing...plan. Whether you are one who plans for the week or plans by the day (I'm a day planner), put together the night before everything you will eat for the day, and keep it in a lunch bag. I try to do this for everything but dinner, so I don't over-indulge during the day. Dinner leftovers then usually becomes my lunch for the next day. I utilize baggies a lot, and it does help!

Hope these tips help!

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1/28/12 11:19 A

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Hey there and welcome! I feel for you. My hard part is at the end of my day, home from work, maybe kinda whiney, looking for comfort, and I always find that with stuffing something in my mouth. I love food and I love the act of eating. Sigh.

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1/27/12 10:22 A

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Hey There,
My name is Brie Ann and I am just beginning Spark People. I am really excited and hoping this is something I can stick too. I have a habit of starting out a diet or exercising and I get bored so easily. I am one that will wake up and eat right at the start of the day but by the mid afternoon I am looking for excuses to have that sweet or salty snack. I would love to lose that last 15 pounds and sadly I have been trying for a very long time. If anyone would like to have any support please let me know, I will try the best I can, because I know I sure could some in this challenge!

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