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How can you control your hunger when dieting?

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This is a question that we weight watchers ask all the time. The first thing you have to do is ask yourself questions. "Am I really hungry?" "Am I bored?" "Am I upset about something?" Most of the time the answer is probably yes to the latter two questions. Be honest with yourself! The next thing you have to conquer is how to resist the compelling urge to eat. If you are so inclined, exercise. Take a walk. Make a phone call. Answer emails or write a letter. Knit or sew! ANYTHING TO KEEP YOUR HANDS AND MIND BUSY! If you are really hungry - and I'm assuming it's at an inconvenient time - make sure you have appropriate snacks, i.e. fruit, veggies or 100 Calorie packs of cookies, crackers, etc. Doesn't it sound so simple? I wish it were! My friends and I fight this battle every day! I've been to Weight Watchers and NEVER felt hungry. I follow the diet correctly and you can have as many veggies as you want, plus some fruits (low in sugar.) Instead of reaching for chips or junk food in general reach for some icy cold carrot strips, celery, red/green pepper slices and if need be then get some low ranch salad dressing (1 1/2 teaspoons) and dip your veggies in that. Many times we aren't hungry at all, but thirsty, so when hungry try drinking 8 ounces of water (cold) and this feeling will disappear. If not, start eating those veggies! Weight Watcher's diet (I call it corrective eating) is the most successful one around and not one of the members I've been around at the meetings have complained about being hungry because they follow the book that is given to teach you have to eat correctly.

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