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How to Resist Snacking

February 23, 2016

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Hey friends! Are you ready to learn how to resist snacking?

How to resist Snacking

I find that resisting snacking is SO HARD!  The kids seem to always want a snack, and even if I’m not hungry, I’m looking.  Or the kids are finally all in bed, and all I want to do is watch TV and have a snack.  Just some peace and quiet and some good food that the kids don’t even know exists in the house.  We all have that stash right?

Today I’ve got a 3 tips that will help you resist snacking, and help in your weight loss.  

#1: CHEW GUM!  Seriously you guys!  This WORKS!  The kids and I went to Target the other day (I don’t live super close to my Target, so when I go it’s like a dream of perfection.  Don’t you just love Target?  So much perfection in one little red store.) and as I was checking out I found this (plus here is an awesome coupon through Target Cartwheel for the new Extra® 35-stick pack):  Extra Gum

Do you SEE THAT?  No?  Let me get closer. Extra Gum

Now do you see why I’m so excited?  Friends, I go through 4-6 sticks of gum in ONE DAY sometimes.  Those times when I’m not actually hungry, but when I’m board and my mouth just thinks it needs to chew on something, I grab a stick of gum.  Extra® Gum Spearmint has THIRTY-FIVE sticks of gum. This makes my heart (and my mouth ) crazy happy.  Most gum packs come with far less than that.  

I have to share one other things I’m loving about this gum.  Extra gum in the car

It doesn’t just come in a cardboard package.  It has this durable recycled plastic that holds the gum.  Hooray!!!

I throw my gum in my purse, and keep it in the car, and in the pantry.  Seriously, I honestly do.  It’s everywhere (clearly I’m always munchy).  The thing I HATE is pulling my gum out only to find that cracker crumbs have make their way into the wrapper of my gum, which was laying around in my bag because having 6 kids means that they are always grabbing and searching for the gum too.  Or whatever else they can find.  I hate when my gum package is open, and spilling.  THIS IS AWESOME!  It clicks closed, and I know my gum is safe and sound, and crumb free.

PS – There is so much of this gum, it’s easy to give a little.  Sometimes I hate sharing those last few pieces, but when there are SO many pieces it’s easy to share for sure.

#2: DRINK WATER FIRST:  Alright, so when you’ve recently eaten, and you’re feeling munchy, or you feel like you’re hungry, make sure to drink a big glass of water.  Wait about 15 minutes to see if you’re ready hungry, or just feeling like you want to chew on something.  

Drink water

If you’re not really feeling that hungry, and still want something to do with your mouth, just grab a stick of gum.  I leave a package always in my pantry so when I’m grazing, I can see it easily, and just be reminded that I may not need food.  Loving that this Extra® Gum Spearmint 35-stick package just stands up nicely.

Extra Gum

#3: WHEN YOU EAT, EAT CLEAN!  If you’re going to eat something then make sure it’s good for you.  Good snacks always involve protein and can have a carb or a fat too.  It’s something that will fill you up and something that will get you to the next meal without having an in-between meal or something that you’ll regret eating.

Simple Snack

What do you think of the new Extra® 35-stick pack?  Are you excited to try it out?Extra-Spearmint-Gum

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

November 24, 2013

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Extra Gum Stocking Stuffer #shop

I love finding awesome stocking stuffer ideas that don’t cost a lot, and are awesome at the same time!  This week my kids and I have been working on a little project for their friends using Extra Gum that we bought while at Walmart, and a variety of other candies … but I think it’s something that we are going to secretly do for them as well (since they’re all begging to have one themselves!).

These really are so easy and so easy to personalize!  Which is what I love the most about them.  Here are a few samples of what we made and what we used.

Materials Needed:
2 Extra gum packs (15 sticks/pack) – get one to use for the base, and then another that you open and use individual sticks.  We love their mint flavors, they have 3 to pick from.
Circle candies (any variety, I wanted mine to be wrapped so they could be eaten)
Square candy
Any other creative candy ideas you can come up with, lol.
Hot glue gun (and sticks)

As a side note, as much as we hot glued everything, the kids picked what candy they wanted, and then I let them push the candy onto the package where they wanted it to be.  It turned out great.

Car:
Alright, so we started out by putting the “wheels” on first.Extra Gum Stocking Stuffer #shop 1

Then we put the “bumper” and the “spoiler” on next.
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After that we got creative and made some “seats” use 2 square candies just glued on the back edge.
Some of the kids really wanted a “steering wheel” also.Extra Gum Stocking Stuffer #shop 1

Sleigh:
With this one, we used the individual gum pieces and glued those to the sides to make the sleigh blades.
Next I took a piece of gum, and a pencil and rounded the gum slightly.  I glued that (on it’s edge) to the back of the Extra package.  I repeated this step but glued it to the other piece of gum, so that I got the taller back to the sleigh.
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You could repeat that and put one piece on the front as well to get more a sleigh look.
To make more a bench we took 2 square candies and glued them together, and then glued 2 other ones on the edge/back of those.

Wreath Ornament (teacher gift):
I love these because they’re easy, quick, and can totally be a cute ornament.
Just grab some round candies and glue them in a circle around the gum package.
Add a cute little ribbon, and you’re good to go!
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 Princess Carriage:
My almost 3 year old loves princesses so we made a princess carriage for her to give to her BFF.  She loves it.  It’s simple, but turned out pretty dang cute.Extra Gum Stocking Stuffer #shop 1

Tree:
This was a simple one as well, but festive for the holiday’s.  Just glued the rolls on in the shape, and then glued the ribbon on the back.  It’d be cute on a tree for a fun little surprise gift as well.Extra Gum Stocking Stuffer #shop 1

My kids area always begging for gum, so I really think I’m going to have to make some of these for some stocking stuffer ideas for them. I love these! Easy, affordable, and a great family project that focuses on others. Perfect for the holidays.