1. While Your Cooking - chewing gum while your cooking will keep you from snacking as you cook, especially if you are baking. How many times have you finished a meal just to realize that your not hungry because you have munched on the meal the entire time you were cooking?
2. When You're Finished Eating - I read somewhere that this is what Kim Kardashian does to lose weight. I don't know if that is true or not, but the idea is a good one. If you're at a restaurant and you have decided you are full, start chewing on a piece of gum. Having the mint flavor in your mouth will make anything additional taste funny. Not to mention you will be chewing, so you will feel like you are still eating.
3. When You Workout - I recently had a cold and was coughing up a lung. I didn't want to miss boot camp, but any time I got my heart rate up I would start coughing uncontrollably. My trainer offered me a piece of gum... and that did the trick! I don't know if it was the chewing or the mint or something else entirely, but it worked. So don't skip a workout just because you're coughing. It's no longer an excuse!
4. During The Afternoon Snack Attack - you know what I'm talking about. That time right around 3, when you're not really hungry, but you just feel the need to grab a snack. Yeah, it's not just you. I think we all do that. Don't eat, chew gum. It will get you through till you can get home and start dinner.
In all of my years of trying to lose weight these are a few of the tricks I picked. Do you have any tricks you use to keep you from overeating or snacking? I would love to hear them!