Friday, October 31, 2008

"When you're bored - besides eat"

MID AFTERNOON SLUMP
>Make a plan - it may seem like an odd move, but its best to plan your dinner during afternoon break. Most people have trouble with dinner. If you don't have a plan when you come in the door, you're likely to eat whatever in sight.
>Play games - online games keep your hand busy and away from food. No computer access? Work on a crossword puzzle...
>Tea up - instead of your 3:00 pm snack, have a big cup of tea....

LIGHT-NIGHT CRAVINGS
>Do some hands-on Pampering - give yourself a manicure to keep your hands distracted. Or make a homemade face mask: Mash half a banana, then mix two tablespoons of yogurt and one tablespoon honey. Apply to your face, let it work its magic, then rinse off after 15 minutes.
>Picture this - create an online photo album to share with family and friends.
>Sew simple - keep little sewing projects nearby when you're watching your favorite shown. Knitting works well too.

LAZY WEEKENDS
>Get out - if you don't have any plans, sticking around the house will make you eat all day. Get out of the house and take a walk.
>Make it over - get up and rearrange your furniture for a quick room do over. Or try perking up your bookshelf by rearranging books by color.
>Organize - tackle a small organizing project - towels in the closet, files, shoes anything other than the pantry.
>Be animal friendly - take the dog for a walk and get in some good exercise or brush the cat to keep your hands busy. When all else fails, let the cat fall asleep on you lap so you can't get up and go to the fridge!

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