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TISTEN23 SparkPoints: (29,702)
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9/10/12 6:22 P

Drink water/tea/coffee, chew on gum, or brush my teeth. If none of that works, I grab some fresh fruits or veggies.

9/10/12 5:59 P

Drink ice water

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STEELER71 Posts: 8,042
8/30/12 7:51 A

Start crocheting or pick up a good book

DLDROST Posts: 8,082
8/30/12 7:39 A

chew gum

8/30/12 5:57 A

try brushing your teeth instead

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KKLENNERT809 Posts: 9,589
8/29/12 9:39 P

Get away from food and take a walk or read or anything

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8/29/12 9:23 P

Eat @ least 30g of Fiber and 25g of protein daily

CHERIONE Posts: 1,008
8/29/12 8:35 P

Drank a bottle of water. I was thirsty, not hungry



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128PERFECT Posts: 3,026
8/29/12 8:33 P

Chew gum

SHUDSON103 SparkPoints: (33,720)
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8/29/12 8:16 P

I plan my meals and snacks the day before and try to stick to it! I also keep Tofu Shiritaki noodles and Laughing Cow cheese wedges on hand at all times. (I'll admit the noodles are a bit of an acquired taste, but I absolutely LOVE them now!!)
One bag of noodles (40 cals) heated on the stove or microwave with one wedge of Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb cheese (35 cals) = a big bowl of noodley goodness for less than 100cals! I also add mushrooms, spinach, squash, or whatever I have on hand to bulk it up even more. It's wonderful when you just want to keep your mouth moving but don't want to commit to a full meal.
You should also check out for snacking and small meal ideas. She has a ton of creative ideas. :)

JENNIK2 Posts: 1,829
8/29/12 8:08 P

Drink water


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BARBBF Posts: 5,066
8/29/12 7:58 P


JOANOFARCTIC SparkPoints: (8,718)
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8/29/12 7:33 P

I snack to keep from snacking.

Stay with me here....

Basically, my plan is as follows: stuff myself with something filling and low calorie (like celery sticks or raw broccoli). Turns out when you're not hungry, you don't feel like "snacking"

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
8/29/12 6:46 P

i wrap duck tape around my mouth, handcuff myself and put a lock on my fridge..... then i open my eyes and think ouch i don't ever want to resort to all that and it keeps me away from the snacks emoticon

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ZZYYGGY3 SparkPoints: (45,931)
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8/29/12 6:11 P

work on Spark people

SCARJOWANNABE SparkPoints: (13,955)
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8/29/12 5:20 P

drink water

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8/29/12 4:22 P

play guitar

KMMAKI SparkPoints: (87,217)
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8/29/12 4:21 P

I enjoy snacking and find it hard to resist but drinking water helps a little

8/29/12 3:45 P

Have a cup of tea and spend some time reading.

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8/29/12 3:30 P

I drink a large glass of water and then try and find something else to do. Usually I try to find something motivating like reading blogs or message boards here on Spark. After about half an hour or so I find I don't have the craving for a snack anymore.

ANDREAG89 SparkPoints: (27,515)
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8/29/12 3:07 P

I stay out of the kitchen
I keep all chips put away
I enter everything I eat in the tracker

Pour yourself a serving of the chips or whatever and put them out and allow yourself only that one serving - that way you're mindful about how much you've eaten.

"There are only two options: Make progress or make excuses."

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8/29/12 2:57 P

drink coffee

Give up everything you love, and everything that tastes good = weight loss! Simple as that!

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8/29/12 2:16 P

Good point! Distractions are good too!

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8/29/12 2:15 P

I drink a lot of ice water, too. And hot tea or coffee. Then keep fruit and veggies handy to snack on if I get the urge.

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DOLPHINSINGER72 Posts: 1,163
8/29/12 1:56 P

If I want to snack (and it is not time to snack or I have already eatten my three 100 calorie snacks a day), then I will drink some more water or maybe take my Isha dog for a walk. I have noticed that sometimes when I get my mind off of the snack than I don't want it anymore. I have read something that if you can distract yourself for 10 minutes from reaching for that snack it will pass. :)

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SARAHF1988 Posts: 603
8/29/12 1:53 P

I just consider do I really need it? Will I regret it when I weigh myself? And if you're bored take up a hobby that involves your hands such as knitting, crochet or even do some puzzles.

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8/29/12 1:49 P

I drink a lot of water so I really only eat now when I am hungry.

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8/29/12 1:13 P

MANDERS1105 Posts: 33
8/29/12 11:48 A

I typically don't snack until the afternoon. But to keep myself from snacking on the wrong things, I drink alot of water, tea, whatever, to satisfy my need for flavor. I keep moving, keep my hands busy, keep food out of sight, stay out of the kitchen.

When I do snack, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, unless you are snacking on not the most healthy foods, then I usually try to have a granola bar or kashi bar, fruit, cheese, some cut up veggies, a peice of whole wheat bread with peanut butter--basically anything with a bit of protein or fiber to kind of help fill my stomach up, but nothing too big or too calorie heavy.

Remember, you can snack, but try to keep them a good, healthy mixture of fiber with a bit of protein, and you'll find that it will fill you up, along with water, and you won't need to snack as much...well, at least that works for me! :)

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8/29/12 11:46 A

I now come in to this website and earn Spark points! It keeps me busy and distracts my mind away from thinking about food!

That makes me happy!


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EVVYSBABY SparkPoints: (38,008)
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8/29/12 11:29 A

I too have a hard time with snacking - I am looking for recipes of snacks that I can use that are VERY low in calorie but still satisfy my needs. I tend to really snack at night before going to bed, last night I drank extra water and had a sugar free popsicle. This worked very well.

In the winter I crochet - this keeps my hands busy as well as my mind - but in the summer it's just too hot.

Any suggestions are welcome.

DLDROST Posts: 8,082
8/29/12 9:30 A

drink water chew gum

KKKAREN Posts: 12,223
8/29/12 9:08 A

find a hobby that keeps you engaged. I never snack when I'm sewing. Also have regular snack breaks, I have one a couple hours after lunch and dinner. Because I have planned for these breaks in my daily cal count I don't seem to snack at other times.

MOTOMAMA Posts: 2,010
8/29/12 7:40 A

I don't think snacking itself is a bad thing, I usually eat 6 meals a day and I call the ones in between the regular meals snacks. However, it sounds like you are just mindlessly grabbing food. When I have dealt with times like that I try to become really concious of what I'm doing and I tell myself to get some water and drink it all before grabbing food. I decide whether I'm bored or not and if I am I find something to do or tell myself to wait at least 10 minutes before getting something to eat in hopes the feeling will pass. If I actually am hungry I eat something like an apple and peanut butter. I just try to be mindful of what I'm eating and when.

WELLNESSME09 Posts: 7,634
8/29/12 7:12 A

I keep grapes washed and ready for snacking!

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8/29/12 7:04 A

keep veggies ready to eat in fridge, as well as fruit

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8/29/12 2:05 A

I brush my teeth and use mouth wash.

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8/29/12 1:20 A

Keeping busy and engaged is key for me since I tend to snack when I'm bored!

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SONICB Posts: 4,339
8/29/12 12:52 A

1.) Stay out of the kitchen unless you actually need to be there.
2.) Keep busy. Clean, knit, write in a journal, read a book.
3.) Chew gum.

RUBENB2003 Posts: 14,018
8/29/12 12:18 A

Drinking water first before I snack helps with the cravings

JILLP124 SparkPoints: (1,008)
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8/29/12 12:01 A

I take a nap or try to go to sleep early. SInce I just started Sparkpeople, I have been blogging to help me through =)

8/28/12 11:52 P

take 3 deep breaths before eating anything. I usually find that helps me to quit emotional eating by calming me down or it gives me a few minutes to clear my mind and refocus on what I need to do instead.
Also, drink water. sometimes you just need something to do with your mouth and ice water helps.

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8/28/12 11:44 P

drink ice cold water

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8/28/12 9:49 P

drink water

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8/28/12 9:46 P

I am having alot of trouble with...picking... I'll grab a nutrigrain bar or some crispy minis each time I walk through the kitchen! at times I am not even hungry.. perhaps just bored. What do you do to prevent this kind of mindless snacking? am I lost cause?

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