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Old 01-19-2010, 05:52 PM   #1
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Knitting as the new diet
I have just discovered that I lost weight over this Christmas. Believe me, this is a first. I genuinely think some of it is down to knitting because I no longer pick at food all evening as I am too absorbed in my knitting.

I think I should write a new knitting diet book and storm the world!

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Old 01-19-2010, 06:20 PM   #2
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I know what you mean. When I'm struggling with wanting to snack, knitting really helps me keep my mind and my hands busy enough that I can resist the urge...well, sometimes.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:45 PM   #3
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Maybe, but there's knitting while watching tv and having a glass of wine and some dark chocolate.... Though I just nibble on the chocolate.
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:42 AM   #4
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I tend to "put off" eating while I knit because my hands are busy. I don't think I gained any weight this past holiday season, which is a first.

Remember, we don't forget to eat, we just keep telling ourselves "I'll take a bite after I finish this row".
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:35 AM   #5
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Hee hee - yes, this works! When you're knitting, you can't get stuff on your hands (no greasy chips - that's a weakness of mine). So even if you are nibbling, you can't eat as fast...
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:05 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by AngelaR View Post
I tend to "put off" eating while I knit because my hands are busy. I don't think I gained any weight this past holiday season, which is a first.

Remember, we don't forget to eat, we just keep telling ourselves "I'll take a bite after I finish this row".
This is so totally me. I don't forget to eat. I just keep putting it off till I'm "finished."
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:16 AM   #7
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No fair, you got to my idea ahead of me!

Mind you, I haven't gotten as far as you yet, I don't think I've actually lost any weight! :D
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:30 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by AngelaR View Post
I tend to "put off" eating while I knit because my hands are busy. I don't think I gained any weight this past holiday season, which is a first.

Remember, we don't forget to eat, we just keep telling ourselves "I'll take a bite after I finish this row".
Yes, that is me as well. However, once I finish a row, I immediately switch my needles and continue on...
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:44 AM   #9
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I totally agree! I didn't gain weight over this holiday season either (though I also didn't bake cookies...cause I was knitting!)

But I've noticed I eat less cause I do the "I'll take a bite after I finish this row" bit. If only there was a knitting exercise on WiiFit, I'd be all set!
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:59 PM   #10
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Good idea. You could have a chapter on extreme weight loss that emphasizes knitting while walking or jogging.
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