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Health Tip: If You're Not Hungry

Suggestions to take your mind off snacking

(HealthDay News) -- Watching your calories is important if you're trying to lose weight. That makes it important to avoid eating when you're not hungry.

The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases suggests these alternatives:

  • Go for a quick walk. if you're at work, grab a friend.
  • Distract yourself with some favorite music, a magazine or book.
  • Get your hands busy. Play checkers, knit or play a game of cards.
  • If you can't avoid eating, at least opt for something healthier. Snack on an apple, herbal tea (no sugar) or some water.

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