I find that when I'm limiting myself to a specific number of daily calories and not drinking, I suddenly have lots of free time on my hands. You know what they say, idle hands are the devil's snack bar.
Watching TV is out of the question since it seems every other commercial is for something I can't have. Pizza Hut, KFC, Popeyes, Mercedes, Channing Tatum, etc.
There is one thing I didn't give up for Lent. (Something I tried once when I was sixteen and Lent lasted all of two days.) But my refractory period still provides plenty time that needs to be filled with something. So I've been reading. And this morning I popped in the first P90X disc.