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Title: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 29, 2011, 05:48:26 PM
I have just started a new diet and the hunger is killing me.  What do you think is the best way to take my mind off it?
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: Tripe on June 29, 2011, 05:52:59 PM
Get some exercise, try going for some walks and build up to running. Diets alone rarely work and the more active you are the better you'll feel.
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: mrbasehart on June 29, 2011, 06:05:05 PM
If it were anyone else, I'd advise them to spank it.  A lot. 

But as its Doc.  Portion control is apparently a good method of dieting.  Eat the same foods, but take your time and never eat past the point you're satisfied.  Don't feel the need to "clean the plate". 
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: Scribblesense on June 29, 2011, 06:06:01 PM
Get some exercise, try going for some walks and build up to running. Diets alone rarely work and the more active you are the better you'll feel.

This is pretty good advice. Just going for a walk will get your mind off food pretty quickly.
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: Thrifty on June 29, 2011, 06:09:42 PM
Probably exercise, since it combines the one-two punch of distracting you and burning calories.  Also rather than eating you wanna make substitutions such as fruits and vegetables in lieu of more fattening foods.
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 29, 2011, 06:13:21 PM
I am going to start walking again tomorrow.  I have to set my alarm to wake me early because it get's too hot to walk after say nine o'clock.
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 29, 2011, 06:18:21 PM
Start out slow by taking handfuls of amphetamines and smoking lots and lots of cigarettes. Then gradually work your way up to where you're shooting meth between your toes. Baby steps.

Oh, and whatever you do, do not kill Myslef. I hear he has deep ties with the Russian mob.
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: RVR II on June 29, 2011, 06:24:28 PM
Drink a lot of water when ever you have that hunger craving and puke it up ;D
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: bta on June 29, 2011, 06:35:54 PM
Whatever you do, don't think about a hot, glistening turkey dinner with some steaming hot mashed potatoes and gravy with corn on the cob and green beans and nice home-cooked rolls.
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: bta on June 29, 2011, 06:37:31 PM
Pretty much don't look at this image:
(http://felipebeach.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/turkey_dinner.jpg)
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: RVR II on June 29, 2011, 06:38:00 PM
Whatever you do, don't think about a hot, glistening turkey dinner with some steaming hot mashed potatoes and gravy with corn on the cob and green beans and nice home-cooked rolls.
Pretty much don't look at this image:
(http://felipebeach.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/turkey_dinner.jpg)
:o :P :o :P
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: Tripe on June 29, 2011, 06:49:08 PM
Get some exercise, try going for some walks and build up to running. Diets alone rarely work and the more active you are the better you'll feel.

This is pretty good advice. Just going for a walk will get your mind off food pretty quickly.
yeah seriously I've had periods of being less than svelte and not once have I got away from that through diet really (oh sure cutting some things back or out does work but it wasn't the main factor).

I love being active. :)
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: Scribblesense on June 29, 2011, 06:56:27 PM
Get some exercise, try going for some walks and build up to running. Diets alone rarely work and the more active you are the better you'll feel.

This is pretty good advice. Just going for a walk will get your mind off food pretty quickly.
yeah seriously I've had periods of being less than svelte and not once have I got away from that through diet really (oh sure cutting some things back or out does work but it wasn't the main factor).

I love being active. :)

Unfortunately, I'm pretty good about staying active and getting exercise, but I just can't handle dieting.

So while I don't eat because I'm bored or between meals at all, really, I just can't cut down on portions. And I couldn't cut out soda to save my life.

So I've gotten to the point where I have plenty of good strong muscle, but I have no definition and baby pudge that just won't go away. So yes, diet and exercise are both required if you want to look and feel your best.
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 29, 2011, 06:59:07 PM
Pretty much don't look at this image:
(http://felipebeach.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/turkey_dinner.jpg)

Alright that does it!  I have to shoot you now.
(http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss52/DoctorWho99/spikegun.jpg)
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: goflyblind on June 29, 2011, 07:00:27 PM
chewing gum.

edit: (http://umaraulia.com/images/ChewingGum/DentyneIce_ShiverMint_L.jpg)
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: UncleDes on June 29, 2011, 09:14:18 PM
marathon of "Bones". it put me off my pizza tonite.
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: Fortis on June 29, 2011, 09:20:08 PM
marathon of "Bones". it put me off my pizza tonite.

That may be the most brilliant point ever.

Bones is what kicked my addiction of eating taco bell while watching TV. In fact, I couldn't eat 5 layer burritos for a week!
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: no_springs on June 30, 2011, 08:07:41 AM
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Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on June 30, 2011, 09:44:56 AM
water is good.  It can really help with hunger pains. 
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: Kete on June 30, 2011, 10:19:54 AM
I would say that if you're hungry, your diet is not working.  Eating less is great, but if you're tortured all day, you won't be able to keep it up.  If you get hungry eat some celery, carrot sticks, pickles, or nuts (peanuts in the shell are great, because you have to work for it).  You can also try eating smaller meals that are more frequent.

I've had the best success when I've made a habit change.  I started eating oatmeal for breakfast and got rid of sugary drinks.  Those two changes helped me drop about 15 pounds permanently.

I also started wearing a pedometer and tracking all my food every day.  I wouldn't say I'm "on a diet", but just by keeping track of what I eat, I've lost the desire to over eat.  And using the pedometer has really motivated me to get off my butt.
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: Bob on June 30, 2011, 10:29:10 AM
What exactly is your diet?   Did you cut out meals, eliminate certain foods, etc?    Based on what it is, there are probably some good suggestions we all could make.
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: RVR II on June 30, 2011, 10:31:14 AM
What exactly is your diet?   Did you cut out meals, eliminate certain foods, etc?    Based on what it is, there are probably some good suggestions we all could make.
Maybe some of your grillin suggestions.. oh wait.. :P
Title: Re: How should I take my mind off of eating?
Post by: Thrifty on June 30, 2011, 10:32:28 AM
I am going to start walking again tomorrow.  I have to set my alarm to wake me early because it get's too hot to walk after say nine o'clock.
That doesn't sound like a good way to start, making excuses.