I've been much more "compliant" the last couple of weeks and today I realized/noticed something. The reason I was eating "additional stuff", whether it be Primal snacks or craving something grain-based (as virtually all snack food seems to be grain-based) was due to boredom. I have cans/bags/jars of primal snacks in my drawer at work but I noticed I seemed to be racing through them. The last two days, however, I've been really busy and today I'm on the phone during lunch. I had a big primal breakfast and a handful of Almonds a couple of hours later and right now...I'm not hungry at all. For me (and I'm down almost 4 lbs over the last two weeks but not adding to the total lost until it's more consistent/permanent), it's something to do with my mouth which, is one of the reasons that breaking the smoking habit can be so hard. The addiction is one thing, the habit of having something in your mouth is a totally separate issue and one of the reasons so many people fail when they try to quit. I've considered gum but it's frightening and a little disheartening how many types of gum include "wheat flour" in the ingredients. That, coupled with either sugar or worse, artificial sweeteners, is making me shy away from it. Any other suggestions? I'm thinking possibly carrots and/or celery as they are very low cal/carb (net carb). Again, it's not that I'm actually hungry, it's that I need to have something to do with my mouth and talking, apparently, fills that void (although the folks on the con-call might prefer the celery).