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Posted: 17 Dec 2010, 12:23
What do you do to stop craving, overeating, mindless snacking?

My favorite...anything mint! Usually I pop in a piece of gum (love Mint Chocolate Chip Flavored Extra Gum!!!)...this is especially helpful at a restaurant or party!

Sometimes I brush my teeth or pop in a piece of a candy cane Smile


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Posted: 17 Dec 2010, 13:42
I've been either chewing mint flavored gum or brushing my teeth and finding something to keep me busy. I've been having a really hard time with evenings. I really want something sweet. Not Splenda sweet, but glazed donut kind of sweet. Night before last I went to bed at 7:30 to avoid the ricotta pie that was calling to me from the kitchen. I'd already eaten one piece for dessert!
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Posted: 17 Dec 2010, 19:15
I save 50 - 100 calories out of my diet for dessert. Lately I have been having the 50 cal or 90 cal skinny cow fudge bars. If I am not in the mood for something sweet, then I will either have a salad, or Quaker rice crisps. Lately I have been craving stuff during the day too, though that is much easier to ignore as I am always busy with my little ones, and can easily distract myself by taking them out for a walk, or playing with them.
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Posted: 18 Dec 2010, 13:00
The Original Listerine will kill anything for a while!! Laughing

A decent snack that I have is vinegar drizzled over sliced tomatoes and cucumbers and just a touch of salt (literally a single shake). Zero points on WW.

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Posted: 18 Dec 2010, 13:06
Drink a huge glass of ice water, wait 20 minutes. Most likely the craving will be gone. If not then you are not looking for a snack you are hungry.

If I am in a snackie mood though and I'm craving chocolate or sweets I go with a chocolate whey protein powder shake in skim milk.

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