Health Tip: Eating Because You're Bored?

View Weight Gain Shockers Slideshow Pictures

(HealthDay News) -- People who overeat often do so because they're bored, rather than hungry.

How can you avoid the needless calories? The Weight-control Information Network says you should try to stay busy. Here are some of the network's ideas:

  • Go for a quick walk around the block.
  • Pick up a magazine or book, or turn on your favorite music.
  • Find an activity that occupies your hands.
  • Sip on an herbal tea (no sugar) or water, or grab a low-fat snack.

-- Diana Kohnle

MedicalNewsHealth News Copyright © 2013 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Subscribe to MedicineNet's Weight Loss/Healthy Living Newsletter

By clicking Submit, I agree to the MedicineNet's Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of MedicineNet's subscriptions at any time.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors