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CJKARDELL
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5/16/12 8:01 P

Oh am I glad to see I am not the only one that goes through this. I have noticed I have to keep my water with me or I end up eating "empty" calories. If I find I am near my calories I grab an apple or small fruit. It has been a week today I have been tracking my food. Tomorrow I will add some walking to the plan.



PURECOUNTRY29
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5/16/12 2:09 P

drink my water while I walk outside and get a breath of fresh air



OBIESMOM2
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5/16/12 1:00 P

hot tea, or LOTS of water, or do some form of exercise (squats, lunges, push ups, mountain climbers, burbees), or brush & floss my teeth (followed by a good swishing of dental rinse).

at night, I drink chamomile tea. It has the added benefit of making me drowsy.



**RENEE**
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5/16/12 12:12 P

When this happens and I have used my calorie budget for the day (this is always at night) , I have a bottle of water or some herbal tea. If I have calories left, then I have a snack.



TONKA14
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5/16/12 11:02 A

You might find some additional things in this article that will help --

10 Reasons You Eat When You're Not Actually Hungry
And What You Can Do About It!
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=1660


Coach Tanya



QUILTEDGRAN1
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5/16/12 8:53 A

This is an area where I really struggle as I have discovered that I self medicate with food. I appreciate all the suggestions. My biggest help right now is drinking water and quilting or being on the computer.



KKKAREN
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5/16/12 8:34 A

I always get hungry at night so I get prone on the couch, get into a TV show, get so comfortable I don't want to get up and sometimes I succeed.



KIMMIT326
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5/16/12 8:00 A

For me, mental hunger is the worst! I will drink water, or find something to keep me busy. It usually works.



MOUNTAINGIRL41
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5/16/12 7:25 A

For me this often happens when I am really just tired or need a break. Fix yourself some herbal tea, grab a magazine and put your feet up!



JAM223
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5/16/12 7:10 A

you can distract yourself by calling a friend to chat or go for a walk but if all else fails a small snack can help



EOWYN2424
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5/16/12 6:47 A

have a teeny tiny calorie controlled snack if I'm hungry in my tummy, otherwise, I talk myself out of it.



TRYINGHARD54
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5/16/12 5:45 A

go for a walk.. talk to a friend.. read a book.. go to S/P



BIRDWTCHER
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5/16/12 5:31 A

drink water, exercise or visit the SP website



BJPENNY70
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5/16/12 5:28 A

Read things that will help me



KAPPYBOOK
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5/16/12 5:24 A

Right now I've had all the calories I need for the day and but my "brain" says I need more food.

What do you do when faced with that problem?

Thanks,
Kathy



 
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