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TISTEN23
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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.



FRANCESLUCAS
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9/10/12 5:59 P

Drink ice water



STEELER71
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8/30/12 7:51 A

Start crocheting or pick up a good book



DLDROST
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8/30/12 7:39 A

chew gum



PLINTHESS
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8/30/12 5:57 A

try brushing your teeth instead



KKLENNERT809
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8/29/12 9:39 P

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



WRFTAZ
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8/29/12 9:23 P

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



CHERIONE
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8/29/12 8:35 P

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



128PERFECT
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8/29/12 8:33 P

Chew gum



SHUDSON103
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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 HungryGirl.com for snacking and small meal ideas. She has a ton of creative ideas. :)



JENNIK2
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8/29/12 8:08 P

Drink water



BARBBF
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8/29/12 7:58 P

TAKE A NAP



JOANOFARCTIC
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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
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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



ZZYYGGY3
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8/29/12 6:11 P

work on Spark people



SCARJOWANNABE
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8/29/12 5:20 P

drink water



TINYC887
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8/29/12 4:22 P

play guitar



KMMAKI
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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



MOTTAMAMALOU
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8/29/12 3:45 P

Have a cup of tea and spend some time reading.



GLAMOURFLOWER
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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
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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.



BOOKWORM27S
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8/29/12 2:57 P

drink coffee



FRANCESLUCAS
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8/29/12 2:16 P

Good point! Distractions are good too!



FRANCESLUCAS
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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.



DOLPHINSINGER72
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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. :)



SARAHF1988
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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.



BLUEBIRDSFLY
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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.



SHERRIE59
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8/29/12 1:13 P

I don't....I find healthy things to snack on



MANDERS1105
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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! :)



SHELLIEGLASS
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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!

Shelli



EVVYSBABY
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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
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8/29/12 9:30 A

drink water chew gum



KKKAREN
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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
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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
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8/29/12 7:12 A

I keep grapes washed and ready for snacking!



VICTORY2XS
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8/29/12 7:04 A

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



JANIEWWJD
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8/29/12 2:05 A

I brush my teeth and use mouth wash.



PHDMAMA06
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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!



SONICB
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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
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8/29/12 12:18 A

Drinking water first before I snack helps with the cravings



JILLP124
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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 =)



DIZZYCOCOA
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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.



MCLOYD2
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8/28/12 11:44 P

drink ice cold water



TBARBOUR0322
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8/28/12 9:49 P

drink water



CUPCAKEGURL9
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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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