Bored Eating

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Does anyone have any tricks or tips to avoid eating out of sheer boredom?

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  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,867 Member
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    Get up and do something and stop being bored.
  • tcunbeliever
    tcunbeliever Posts: 8,219 Member
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    puzzles and coloring books or working out in front of the tv instead of eating
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 27,996 Member
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    When I upped protein and exercise I stopped getting the boredom munchies.
  • bethhile81
    bethhile81 Posts: 11 Member
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    A lot of it comes when I am at work, I sit at a computer all day. I can literally eat lunch, be full but want to eat. For that reason I do not keep food at my desk.
  • Mexicanbigfoot
    Mexicanbigfoot Posts: 520 Member
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    I have this same issue at work!!
  • kommodevaran
    kommodevaran Posts: 17,890 Member
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    Eat meals and only at meals. Not really a trick, though, but you don't need tricks.
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 27,996 Member
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    A lot of it comes when I am at work, I sit at a computer all day. I can literally eat lunch, be full but want to eat. For that reason I do not keep food at my desk.

    Please change your Diary Sharing settings to Public: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/diary_settings
  • endlessfall16
    endlessfall16 Posts: 932 Member
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    A lot of it comes when I am at work, I sit at a computer all day.

    This is where MFP has been most helpful for me.
  • futureicon
    futureicon Posts: 348 Member
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    I'm the same. I eat unsalted sunflower seeds ALL DAY LONG to keep my mouth from being bored. I figure if I'm going to be eating something it might as well be tiny and time consuming. I do factor the extra calories in.
  • bethhile81
    bethhile81 Posts: 11 Member
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    I'm just getting back to using this site/app. I figured tracking what I eat again will hopefully keep me more mindful of my mindless eating habits. I don't know how far back you will be able to see my food diary posts..
  • Hamsibian
    Hamsibian Posts: 1,388 Member
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    Take a 2 minute break every 20 minutes to stretch, get a drink of water, or walk around the office. Listen to entertaining podcasts if you're allowed to.
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 27,996 Member
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    I'm just getting back to using this site/app. I figured tracking what I eat again will hopefully keep me more mindful of my mindless eating habits. I don't know how far back you will be able to see my food diary posts..

    I just wanted to look at the protein and fiber content of the few of your lunches. Would you please swap out Sugar for Fiber? http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/diary_settings

    Also, when you are around your bacon bits bottle, please verify the protein. 9 g seems high but the McCormick website has no number for protein, which doesn't seem right either. http://www.mccormick.com/spices-and-flavors/other/bacn-pieces-bacon-flavored-bits
  • bethhile81
    bethhile81 Posts: 11 Member
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    I will check the bottle, I didn't scan it so I went off of what popped up in the food guide. I have made the other change you asked me to.
  • ogtmama
    ogtmama Posts: 1,403 Member
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    kshama2001 wrote: »
    I'm just getting back to using this site/app. I figured tracking what I eat again will hopefully keep me more mindful of my mindless eating habits. I don't know how far back you will be able to see my food diary posts..

    I just wanted to look at the protein and fiber content of the few of your lunches. Would you please swap out Sugar for Fiber? http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/diary_settings

    Also, when you are around your bacon bits bottle, please verify the protein. 9 g seems high but the McCormick website has no number for protein, which doesn't seem right either. http://www.mccormick.com/spices-and-flavors/other/bacn-pieces-bacon-flavored-bits

    Probably cause they're not bacon...bacon-flavoured bits
  • bethhile81
    bethhile81 Posts: 11 Member
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    I was looking back to find a food diary from when I was steadily on here, if you look back to Feb 21 you will be able to see a more accurate depiction of my eating habits.
  • bethhile81
    bethhile81 Posts: 11 Member
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    also the end of July has some entries.
  • Raynne413
    Raynne413 Posts: 1,527 Member
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    I do something to keep my hands occupied. Answer surveys, email friends, look at Buzzfeed and Tumblr, play games. If I'm home, I clean, workout, color, play games, etc.