25 Things to Do Instead of Mindless Eating

25 Things to Do Instead of Mindless Eating

Subbing carrots for the cookie jar can require you to practice mind over matter. Make mindless eating a thing of the past by keeping a few alternative activities on tap. Whether it’s getting outside for a walk, spending quality time with the family or checking a chore off the list - your new mantra will be meeting those goals.

Take up a hobby

  1. Learn to play an instrument
  2. Take up a craft (i.e. painting, sketching, or photography)
  3. Build something
  4. Start a scrapbook
  5. Write a short story
  6. Do some gardening
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Get Outside

  1. Walk around the block
  2. Go for a bike ride
  3. Walk to the park
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Check Off Some Chores

  1. Make a to-do list
  2. Start a project you’ve been meaning to do
  3. Clean out your closet
  4. Clean out your junk drawer
  5. Clean the house
  6. Give the dog a bath
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Take time for yourself

  1. Take a relaxing bath
  2. Give yourself a manicure or pedicure
  3. Start a journal
  4. Catch up on your reading list
  5. Go Shopping
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Exercise

  1. Do 50 jumping jacks
  2. Do some crunches
  3. Go to the gym
  4. Go for a jog
  5. Dance