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All the Wrong Reasons

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

I have become so aware of why I reach for snack foods. And it's all the wrong reasons - exhaustion, stressed, excited, lonely, bored.

I need to change what I do when those times hit and they will hit. It's part of being human. Everyone gets exhausted, bored, lonely, etc but not everyone reaches to stuff food in them to quiet those emotions.

I need to learn some new outlets. Calling a friend is one thing but anyone have any other ideas? What do you guys do when intense feelings hit?

Snacking is so darn comfortable but it's a double edged sword because afterward I feel lousy.

All suggestions welcomed. Thanks ahead of time Guys.
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    That is one of my problems too! I play a Lowrey Organ. I play when I find myself heading for the refrigerator or have pain or feel bad. If I can I walk too. Where we live now that is not a good walking area. Do you have a hobby or even like to read books? When you head for the kitchen and you are really not hungry change direction to sometning else you like to do.
    1151 days ago
    I find that getting busy with something that I enjoy is helpful. That may mean losing myself in a good book, working on a crochet project, or even taking a nap. Whatever your interests and hobbies are, find a way to make them work for you.
    1151 days ago
    I write or go online to Spark. Good Luck finding your best way.
    1152 days ago
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    Exercise usually works for me, not working out. Sometimes I will make unnecessary trips up and down my stairs or declutter a closet, but staying away from the pantry and the fridge.

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    1152 days ago
    Sometimes I have to physically get up and get away - go for a walk, take books back to the library, do the errands on my "to do" list - in order to power through the time of day temptation usually hits. You'll figure out what works for YOU!
    1152 days ago
    I find that staying busy with work, hobbies, etc is extremely important for me. If I'm busy and focused on other things I don't feel the snack attack at all
    1152 days ago
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