Do you ever eat just because you feel like chewing on something?

@Kythe42 (1412)
United States
May 20, 2007 10:25pm CST
There are lots of times when I eat when I'm not actually hungry. I'm eating because I just feel like chewing on something. I know it's a bad habit and I try to chew on gum instead so I won't gain weight. It makes me wonder though. Pets get chew toys, so why don't they make chew toys for people?
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
21 May 07
I know exactly what you mean. I go looking for something to eat and i kind of know i not really hungry, but i need something to chew on. I try to eat fruit. best wishes to you
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• United States
21 May 07
I always feel like eating and if I thought about whether I was hungry I probably wouldn't be. Yes, I think we need chew toys - less calories for sure.
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• Philippines
21 May 07
funny, i eat a lot and i don't get fat. it troubles me before but now i feel thankful for that. anyways, yeah, sometimes i eat because i feel like chewing something. or sometimes i eat because my mouth got nothing else to do, like when i watch tv, i gotta eat to get my hands working. babies got chew toys, i remember my younger bro's chew toy, it's kero kero pi.. hehe. why don't you get one? (haha just kidding)
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@gberlin (3836)
21 May 07
They do make teething rings for babies. We used to put some of them in the freezer when our kids were teething and take them out and let them thaw a bit until they were slightly mushy. The kids love chomping on these while their teeth were trying to come in. Maybe adult teething rings could be a great new product!
@gberlin (3836)
21 May 07
You might also try chewing on chips of ice then you wouldn't have to worry about gaining weight and you would be getting more water in your body.
@Kythe42 (1412)
• United States
21 May 07
Yeah adult ones could be a good idea. I couldn't see myself chewing on on a baby teething ring.
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@buen04 (76)
• Philippines
21 May 07
It's quite odd that you're eating when your not hungry and the reason is you just like chewing. I've heard people are eating even they are not feeling hungry to avoid malnourishment. But in your case, its a little bit different. I think chew toys are invented for the pets to avoid destruction of home furnitures, rags, carpets, etc.