Quoted from SquarePegI have herbal tea after supper while reading. Then I brush my teeth before I get any notions in my head about a "proper" snack.
I don't watch TV, so I'm usually turning the pages of a book or eReader. Or I might be playing Sudoku on the tablet. But, being an engineer, I unfortunately found a hands-free way to keep a book or tablet propped open on pillows on my lap.
If you can get a cat to nap on your lap, it's a very effective deterrent for getting up for a snack. OTOH, I've missed my bedtime many times because of this.
Quoted from ruthiegirlOK, if this is happening at work, then I guess needlework (such as knitting or crocheting) isn't going to help.
Try having a glass or bottle of water or unsweetened herbal tea (such as peppermint) to reach for instead of food. Maybe keep the trail mix in a less convenient location- so it's there if you're truly hungry, but not available for mindless snacking when you're not.
Quoted from ChloeI paint, sometimes knit, put compliant snacks in a very small paper cup (the 3 oz paper cup that
is used in the bathroom) and I know that is my singular portion. If I hand my my husband a little
cup of nuts and take my own, we might be watching TV and eating one nut at a time, knowing when the cup is empty, we're done. No dunking our hands into a bag or container which contains way more portions than we should be eating.
Cut your snack pieces into small portions so the hand to mouth routine is repeated more often than with large pieces.
Chew each mouthful mindfully so you're not eating more food before you've swallowed and
fully emptied your mouth.
If I'm going to eat 3 fruits per day and some of them are dried fruit, then everything is sitting
in my refrigerator in one spot. I can go back as many times as I like until my one spot is empty.
Same with nuts.
Plan ahead. If you're used to eating all day long, you are going to have to undo the randomness
of eating. I like to cut apples into many slices and dunk pieces in almond butter or peanut butter. That way it takes me quite a long while to eat one apple.
Honestly what works the very best is using portion sized cups and planning ahead. Never eat
out of a container without knowing what one portion looks like.
Quoted from HeathenNonnie
I was actually contemplating portion cups/baggies, which is not something I had to deal with on the raw diet. They encouraged us to eat as much as we wanted, as long as it was raw. At this point, I'm not even hungry when I'm snacking, I'm just bored. I'm hardly ever hungry at all anymore, but I eat when I'm "supposed to" just so that I can take my supplements "with a meal."
Quoted from BluesSingerdo you have cravings or is this 'snaking' an old habit pattern? if it's an old habit pattern, one has to use mind tricks to trick the mind away from the pattern. Personally I have a strong connection with God so I just repeat the name of God and get my mind concentrated on the next task at hand when the thoughts begin to creep it. It works...
I am part of Overeaters Annonyomous where we look dat the reasons behind why we are craving or wanting to reach or why we are bored. There are a million things to do instead of eat when you are bored.. Possibly your life feels dull.. empty, lifeless.. possibly your love life is empty..maybe you are unhappy at your job... etc., etc.
Only you know on a deep level what might be going on and sometimes one has to sit down and write or meditate to figure these things out.
Cravings are a total horrific BITc... and the only thing that keeps me free of cravings is following my Swami as closely as I can everyday. I do not do well with cravings.. they are like a demon that comes in and works to steal my sanity and ruin my life. I find that following a very balanced eating regime keeps me sane and craving free. Over time I have learned my trigger foods and I avoid them like the plague.
I am not interested in snacking any more and this is from a person who at one time could never even imagine not having some kind of food in my mouth 24/7.
I wish you luck...
Quoted from HeathenNonnieAt this point, I'm not even hungry when I'm snacking, I'm just bored.
Quoted from Tom MartensExercise, exercise, exercise and drink water.
This may sound super-weird to ex-vegans. I was never a vegan, but I abstained from meat/poultry for more than 22 and a half years (Jan 1985 to end Sept 2007), 17.5 years of which I also abstained from fish.Quoted from yaeliTo keep from snacking:
1) Freshly stewed beef (young veal rumpsteak) for breakfast + 1 scrambled egg with the beef gravy.
Quoted from SquarePegIf you can get a cat to nap on your lap, it's a very effective deterrent for getting up for a snack. OTOH, I've missed my bedtime many times because of this.