You’re not hungry, but you have an overwhelming urge to eat. You start with just a few potato chips, which quickly turns into half a bag. You may as well dig into the ice cream now, you figure. Sound familiar? The mindless-eating monster can rear its ugly head when you’re stressed, tired, bored, or just plain ravenous. Here are some ways to regain control:
When you feel the urge to snack on something, try your favorite brand of sugar-free chewing gum. Each piece is about five calories, although brands may differ somewhat.