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Monday, June 10, 2013

Bored, Not Hungry...30 Things to Do Instead of Snacking

My husband is a boredom eater. I am a snacker. This is not exactly a win-win situation. In trying to remedy the problem, I decided to generate a list of what to do instead of eating. 

Here's what I have so far...
  1. go to bed
  2. take a nap
  3. read a book
  4. catch up on magazines
  5. workout
  6. drink some water
  7. drink some iced tea
  8. go to the mall
  9. go to my favorite store
  10. go to the book store and browse the travel section--feed the wanderlust instead.
  11. go to book store and catch up on magazines
  12. go for a walk
  13. revise the bucket list
  14. research what to do instead of eating
  15. take a bath
  16. take a shower
  17. do laundry
  18. do husband . . . just checking if you're reading. ;)
  19. delete old pictures from albums
  20. watch a movie
  21. clean out closet
  22. organize junk drawer
  23. clean out wallet
  24. clean out purse
  25. plan next vacation or weekend away
  26. make love
  27. make art
  28. send naughty text to husband
  29. call a friend
  30. weigh myself
Any of these can work as a distraction. Any of these can be downright splendid. And the bonus is . . .I won't eat...right?

What's your secret? How do you prevent snacking? Mindless eating?


  1. Great list may have to steal some of
    New follower from The Wonderland hop, nice to meet you. :-)

    1. Thank you Bei! It's a pleasure to meet you as well. Welcome to Besote. I hope you come back again soon.

  2. Haha. I seriously need to take your advice!!:) Thanks for linking up at the Hop today! J

    1. Hi Jess, thanks so much for stopping by. Those blog hops are so much fun. :-) Thank you for giving bloggers the opportunity to network!

  3. Hello! I returned the like. :-) Welcome to Besote. I hope you visit again soon. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. oh, my ... yes, I need to do ALL of these!!

    1. Me too! I guess it's just a matter of building the habit...building it is what's hard. Thank you so much for stopping by, Justine. I hope you visit again soon.

  5. Hi Kelly, thank you for linkin up at The Lady's blog hop.
    And the list must go on! :) We need all the distractions just not to eat. Hmm I guess for me it works when I play online game I forget to eat not just snacks even regular meals. I usually miss lunch and so I only get breakfast and dinner during a weekend. :)
    See you again on the 24th for hop #2

    3380 Lady

    1. Hi Luanne,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and for the opportunity to link up. For us, lunch is our main meal when we're not working, so I guess the rest of our eating becomes snacking by default. We just have to make good choices day to day and hope the good outweigh the bad. Thanks again. I hope you come back again soon.

  6. Hahahaha! My husband and I have the same problem. Only it's the other way around. He;s the snacker and I'm the boredom eater. I love your list! Number 18 cracked me up! I'm following you now via GFC. Great post! :D

    1. Vashti, thanks so much for stopping by. :-) Please come back again soon. Going to check out your blog now. :-)

  7. Ha! I love this. I have also had to train myself not to bored-snack. I also do not keep anything in the house that is unhealthy, and we have a garden full of fresh vegetables outside. It is when I look at those and go, "those don't look good, I really want some Cheez-its" that I know I am not TRULY hungry. :) Thanks for writing this, it's awesome.


    1. Hi Emily! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the feedback. Your idea of keeping a clean eating house is the best idea. If you don't have it, you can't eat it. Love that! Thanks again.

  8. Hubby said....18...18...18...LOL
    Thank you for linking up at the Blog Strut Blog Hop! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! I would love for you to hop over anytime to and link up with the parties I co-host throughout the week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

    1. Ha! Mine likes that one too. :-D Thanks so much for stopping by and for the opportunity to link up!