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Unhappy eating and being bored - April 5th 2009, 08:13 PM

when i get bored, the only thing i can think of to do is eat. and i'm bored a LOT. i used to chew gum so i wouldn't eat all the time, but now i have braces and i can't chew gum. i know this is making me fat, but i don't know what to do. help!
   
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Re: eating and being bored - April 5th 2009, 08:29 PM

Hi there--
What other things can you do not just to stop you from eating due to boredom, but to stop the boredom? I think if you have things to do to occupy your time, you'll be kept entertained and that way you won't eat just because you're bored. Here are some ideas: going for a walk, watching a movie, reading a book, going to the mall or a store, going to the library or a bookstore, calling a friend, playing a game, etc. The busier you keep yourself, the better! Also, make sure that you are still getting enough protein in what you're eating. The more full you can make yourself during meals (due to getting the proper nutrients, NOT due to overeating!) the more full you will stay in between meals and the less likely you will be to overeat. Good luck!

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Re: eating and being bored - April 5th 2009, 08:54 PM

Jen had some great suggestions!
Finding things to take up your free time will really help. There are lots of things you can do:
-do homework
-get a job
-taking long walks
-swim
-exercise
-watch TV
-play outside
-read a book
-create: art (draw, paint, color, etc.)
Alternatives (Distractions) to Self Harm (Or anything really):
http://teenhelp.org/forums/showthread.php?t=9418

^Those can help too If you do want to snack, try eating healthier foods. Fruits and Vegetables are great choices.
A Guide to Healthy Eating:
http://forums.teenhelp.org/showthread.php?t=237

^ That link has other suggestions as well.

Tic Tacs can be similar to gum

Hope this helped a little bit!
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