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Old 03-07-2011, 08:27 AM   #1
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Food to eat when your not really hungry, Bored Eating

Whats the best LC Food to eat when you are not trully hunger, more habit eating or eating before bed.

Right now for me its pork rinds, but im looking for a better option. Eggs seem to help me when im in this munchie mode... they fill me up quick.

The worst thing is when peanut butter is what I choose.... i know its desctructive. Sure its not as bad as regular carb food but its still hurting my wiehgt loss.

Any other ideas, better for you than pork rinds or bacon?

What you guys munch on?
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:38 AM   #2
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Eating an avocado with a little lime juice helps me. If I need something with a crunch then I go with red pepper strips filled with chicken salad or celery sticks filled with cream cheese.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:05 PM   #3
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pork rinds are good for me too...except I retain
Also, deviled eggs help...I go through this monthly with Tom...eating what ever is not nailed down...
also poppers are good...cream cheese and pickled okra ham roll ups
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:20 PM   #4
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The best thing to do when you're 'not really hungry' is NOT eat anything.

Eating for entertainment or from boredom is a negative behavior for good weight management. Weight loss involves changing behaviors with food if you expect to maintain that loss.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:45 PM   #5
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i have this same problem.....mindless eating because of boredom

trying to chug down water sometimes helps, but for the other times i do the pork rind thing but can easily eat an enitire bag!

like to see what others do to combat this
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:59 PM   #6
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celery and ranch dressing! you have to work so hard to chew the stuff, you get tired of it after a while LOL

are you eating natural peanut butter or regular pb?
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:02 PM   #7
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The best thing to do when you're 'not really hungry' is NOT eat anything.

Eating for entertainment or from boredom is a negative behavior for good weight management. Weight loss involves changing behaviors with food if you expect to maintain that loss.
This.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:07 PM   #8
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I'm not for eating simply because you are bored, but snacks are built into my way of eating. My snacks are usually some cheese, some nuts or coffee w cream. Or sometimes just a nice hot cup of blueberry tea.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:58 PM   #9
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sunflower seeds in the shell.

Takes up a lot of time, nets only a little food, gives me something to do during movies.

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Old 03-07-2011, 04:30 PM   #10
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sunflowers seeds! ....lots-o-work for that little seed haha.....gonna stop by the store tomorrow for some during my walk

was getting tired of pork rinds lol
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sugar free gelatin I make myself with erythritol, with or without cream. experimenting with flavorings.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:52 PM   #12
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i second the celery or other raw veggies and dip...right now my snack tonight is some whipped cream, dash of sf syrup and liquid splenda
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:52 PM   #13
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bored eating? either your not eating enough at meal times or you need a hobby! haha

But, all the suggestions for a snack are good ones.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:54 PM   #14
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My best advise would be to drink water or don't eat at all.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:42 PM   #15
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Those very popular pork rinds seem very nasty product to eat... better go with natural stuff, not fabricated. cucumber, celery, all of the above sugestions seem fine!
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:49 PM   #16
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Celery, 1 square of 86% godiva, sf jello, cucumber slices.....any of those are good.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:02 PM   #17
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Those very popular pork rinds seem very nasty product to eat... better go with natural stuff, not fabricated. cucumber, celery, all of the above sugestions seem fine!
Pork rinds are just pork skin, fried until crispy and sprinkled with salt. Nothing fabricated about them.

In Spanish, they're known as chicharrón. They are popular in Spain and all over Latin America.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:28 AM   #18
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when you aren't hungry, it means your body doesn't want more food. I'd find something else to do: run in place, read a book, get up!
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:57 AM   #19
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it may be hunger of another kind.

sorry i cannot go into specifics. the bottom line is NO FOOD at all. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:01 AM   #20
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Don't eat when you are not truly hungry IMO. This is a hard one for me too but I think it's crucial.
I make myself a cup of hot tea when I feel like just munching.. it helps me to relax.

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The best thing to do when you're 'not really hungry' is NOT eat anything.

Eating for entertainment or from boredom is a negative behavior for good weight management. Weight loss involves changing behaviors with food if you expect to maintain that loss.
I agree - it just ends up being un-needed extra calories.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:49 PM   #22
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Hot tea or sliced jicama, which is very low-carb and low-calorie as it is mostly water. It's crunchy and slightly sweet and the perfect snack for when I just want something to munch on.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:59 PM   #23
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I have to agree with the others who said that if you're not hungry, it's probably advisable not to eat at all.

Speaking just for myself (because we're all different) I have spent years eating when I wasn't hungry, just for something to do. That's what got me to this weight! I am focusing this time on really breaking bad habits. I keep a water bottle with me most of the time now and when I think I want to snack, I drink some water and it really has the same affect for me.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:43 PM   #24
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Read a book. Take one bite of something really spicy (or a drop of hot sauce). Get up, and out, and do something else. Drink some tea.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:30 PM   #25
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I feel your pain on the peanut butter. Where I work there is nothing but sugary sweets everywhere and there is always peanut butter and at first I thought, hmmm this is somewhat lower in carbs so I started with a spoon-full. Now I have to have two of them everyday and it adds up.

I have a problem with bored eating, I was never an emotional eater, just because I was bored. I try to get over it now by drinking something to keep me occupied. Sometimes it works and sometimes it don't. Good luck!
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A nice cup of liqourice tea, its great for my sweet tooth, but without any carbs
Brazilnuts are a great snack, healthy and low in carbs.
Cucumber or sweet peas dipped in tzatziki, yummy!
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:13 AM   #27
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I agree with not eating when you're not really hungry and are just bored. Try drinking water or a cup of tea when you feel like this. Or you can do something else to keep your mind occupied and away from thoughts of food.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:17 AM   #28
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Most of the time I don't eat.

If I'm really having a hard time, I'll eat something to get rid of the craving. A lot of time I'll have a couple pieces of coconut bark and the urge to eat goes away. I also suck on a couple cracklins or a few sunflower seeds. Gum helps keep the mouth busy too.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:54 AM   #29
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I already posted but want to add:
To me, boredom is my body or mind telling me it needs a break, or wants to do something different. Put on a cd & dance, try some belly dance moves!
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I found a southwest cream cheese and stuff jalapeno's with it and bake in the oven. Very good ...
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