100 Things to Do Instead of Eat

100 Things to Do Instead of Eat

Here is my comprehensive list of 100 things to do instead of eat. Have a suggestion to add to the list? Let me know here.

100 Things to do instead of eat

For most Americans, eating is a natural part of life. Unfortunately, we become so dependent on eating that most of the time we do it out of habit, rather than an innate feeling of hunger. What’s even worse is when we start eating for other reasons, such as stress or boredom.

So, to help you break yourself out of this terrible habit, we have compiled a list of 100 things that you could be doing instead of putting food in your mouth.

Are you ready to make a change? Let’s get started!

100 Things to Do Instead of Eat

#1: sweep the floor

#2: take a relaxing bath or shower

#3: prep your meal for tomorrow (without indulging in it now)

#4: start reading something

#5: take a walk around the neighborhood

#6: go shopping (you don’t have to buy anything)

#7: take a nap

#8: jump rope for five minutes

#9: vacuum the carpet

#10: do the dishes

#11: do ten jumping jacks

#12: plant a flower in your garden

#13: research a hobby

#14: sew or knit something for someone

#15: surf the web

#16: build something out of Legos

#17: draw plans for a birdhouse

#18: do ten situps

#19: scream into a pillow (if upset or frustrated)

#20: make a to-do list for tomorrow

#21: call your friend

#22: post a selfie

#23: check your finances

#24: organize your closet

#25: donate old items to a local charity

#26: volunteer at a local organization

#27: draw a picture

#28: mow the lawn

#29: get out your rollerblades and hit the pavement

#30: write a letter to a loved one

#31: walk the dog

#32: play a game with your kids or friends

#33: plan your next vacation

#34: get a haircut

#35: paint your nails

#36: clean your bedroom

#37: organize your calendar for the upcoming week

#38: lift weights for ten minutes

#39: put away your clothes/do the laundry

#40: plan a home renovation project

#41: paint something

#42: do ten push-ups

#43: take a deep breath and count to 100

#44: hang out with a friend

#45: go to the movies (avoid the concession stand)

#46: do a crossword puzzle

#47: buy a new outfit

#48: wash your car

#49: vacuum and clean the inside of your car

#50: shave your legs/body

#51: learn and practice meditation

#52: do yoga for ten minutes

#53: brush your dog’s teeth

#54: clip your cat’s nails

#55: go to the gym

#56: start learning a new language. Either take a course or buy language software

#57: start playing a game on your phone

#58: stretch your body for ten minutes

#59: play video games

#60: catch up on your favorite TV show

#61: develop a side hustle. Then work on it whenever you get hungry again

#62: take a dance class

#63: play solitaire

#64: go to the library and read

#65: go out into the woods and take a hike

#66: go to the beach and relax in the sand

#67: play board games with your family

#68: write down your feelings and read them out loud

#69: check the stock market and invest $10. Then check on it every time you get hungry

#70: clean out your garage

#71: call your parents/grandparents

#72: buy a card for someone you care about

#73: sweep and mop your kitchen

#74: clean out your fridge (avoid eating anything, though)

#75: clean out your inbox and reply to any emails

#76: do a jigsaw puzzle

#77: reorganize your junk drawer

#78: water your plants

#79: go to the sauna and sweat out your hunger

#80: go swimming

#81: take your dog or kids to the park and play

#82: learn a new skill online, and practice every time you get hungry

#83: get a massage to relax your muscles

#84: put on a facial mask and relax in the tub

#85: build a picture frame for your favorite photo

#86: pull weeds in your yard and garden

#87: sign up for and take a class (anything but cooking)

#88: plan your meals for tomorrow. Look up recipes and find ingredients that you need

#89: donate old food to the local food bank

#90: do freeform writing in your journal

#91: spend some intimate time with your special someone

#92: pray or meditate for ten minutes

#93: create a weekly budget for yourself

#94: set a goal for this next week and work out how you are going to accomplish it

#95: go to the zoo or aquarium

#96: come up with a new card game and write down the rules

#97: take your camera and walk around the neighborhood, taking pictures

#98: organize and touch up your photo album

#99: do an arts and crafts project, such as basket weaving or collage

#100: paint a room in your house

What other creative and productive things can you do instead of eating? There’s no limit except for your imagination!

Close Menu