Bordom Eaters

2catty
By 2catty Latest Reply 2008-12-08 15:11:38 -0600
Started 2008-12-08 11:35:25 -0600

I was just wondering if there are alot of other diabetics out there with the problem of bordom eating? In the winter is when I especially have the problem. I get bored and want to snack. I am doing pretty good lately controlling it. Instead of snacking I play around on the computer. I know it's not active but at least I'm not eating away my bordom. I do however exercise everyday too. My husband has the same problem though with the bordom eating. How do you handle your bordom eating? Love Cat


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Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-12-08 15:11:38 -0600 Report

I am one, I call it mindless eating. I do it without thinking and it is bad when I do. Like many others have said, I try to keep healthy options in the house. That helps me a lot and if I keep my PCF's ratios in mind in my snack I can have one and not feel deprived.

Sunflower seeds save my butt. I fuss with them and they take a long time to eat and that is all I need, something to fuss with.

I watch a lot less TV now, and that is a big plus. I keep busy with work at home or writing or some task to keep my mind off things that worry me or stress me. That also makes me want to run for the comfort foods. It is a hard habit to break. I have done it all my life and to change it overnight is not a reasonalble expectation. The fact that you realize it is a great step in the right direction.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2008-12-08 15:03:38 -0600 Report

I keep only healthy snacks in the fridge. Carrot sticks, celery sticks. Can dip them in hummuus for a snack. apple slices in pesnut butter. Olives are great. Salad mix with low fat dressing. Sunflower seeds also pumpkin seeds are great. A handful of walnuts or almonds. How about the natural popcorns the new roasted garlic one is excellent. A piece of string cheese. How about a hard boiled egg. I buy 18 count eggs and boil up 12 for the week. With a little sea salt and cracked pepper is great. I have many more but that is enough. If you keep them in fridge toward the front when you open the door they are what you see and you will grab them instead of something bad. At least that works for me. Also I play on the computer, I read and if I want to leave the house I window shop at the mall. And once in awhile I will treat myself to a cappucino there. LOL

chemosobbie
chemosobbie 2008-12-08 13:23:39 -0600 Report

I only keep healthy food and snacks in the house, so if I snack it's at least good for me. Plus my son won't eat fruit, vegies and anything that is sugar-free. I like snacking with fruit and nuts. The Planters NUT-rition is great although a bit pricy and I could eat the whole can.

BINGO
BINGO 2008-12-08 13:10:09 -0600 Report

U MIGHT TRY GETTING A WALK METER SO U CAN KEEP TRACK OF HOW MUCH U WALK. THIS HAS HELPED ME A LITTLE BUT WITH MY HEART PROBLEMS MY DRS DONT WANT ME WALKING A WHOLE LOT. U MIGHT TRY THIS AND SEE IF KEEPING TRACK HELPS.

2008-12-08 13:11:10 -0600 Report

Because of the arthritis in my knees, I don't walk alot, but thanks for the suggestion.

2008-12-08 11:43:05 -0600 Report

My problem is snacking during the evening when I am watching TV. I'm not sure if it is boredom or out of habit. I also tend to get on the computer while watching TV to keep my hands busy typing instead of going and getting something to eat. I am trying very hard to get this under control. I do really good at times, but sometimes I slip.

2catty
2catty 2008-12-08 11:51:45 -0600 Report

I know what you mean I'll do the same thing. It goes great for awhile then I start doing it again. I think it's emotional.

2008-12-08 12:15:59 -0600 Report

Me too. I also suffer from depression, so that is an added element. Also, when it is gloomy outside, I get depressed and want to eat. On top of that, because of my severe arthritis in my knees, walking for excercise in not an option. My doctor advised me not to use the treadmill because of the pounding it would do to my knees. If it isn't one thing, it's another. I'm trying to deal with it and am trying to stay in a positive mood as much as possible. Being able to come to this web site and chat with people who are in the same boat really helps!!

BINGO
BINGO 2008-12-08 13:08:01 -0600 Report

IT IS VERY HARD WHEN ALL U DO IS WATCH TV AND READ NOT TO BINGE. jUST KEEP AT IT AND IM SURE U WILL DO BETTER THAN I HAVE BEEN DOING LATELY. IT ALSO HURTS WHEN IM FIXING CHRISTMAS COOKIIES AND CANDY AT NIGHT. SORRY IM NOT MORE HELP BUT GOOD LUCK AND HANG IN THERE.

2catty
2catty 2008-12-08 13:14:06 -0600 Report

I have the depression thing too. Winter makes mine so much worse. You just wannta do something to occupy your time so I switched from food to playing with my 3 year old and playing on the computer. It seems that winter makes most things worse at least it does for me. Expecially the depression.

2008-12-08 13:19:56 -0600 Report

I'm glad you have your 3 year old. I'm sure you are kept busy. It is said that if you keep a light on in the room you are in on those gloomy days, it helps lighten the depression. (Pardon the pun). Supposedly, it tricks your mind into thinking it is lighter outside than it is.

2catty
2catty 2008-12-08 13:22:26 -0600 Report

Definetely. It really does help. It is to gloomy if you don't and that is how you will feel too. Gloomy.

jaclyncrystal
jaclyncrystal 2008-12-08 13:46:13 -0600 Report

I also play on the computer while watching tv, drives my husband crazy, you know those eyes in the back of my head. but who wants a food covered keyboard, evenings are definitely the hardest time, i also ride my exercise bike with watching tv, just try to keep my hands busy and close eyes at all those food commercials :( jackie

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