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Hypnosis. Biting your fingernails is a subconscious act. No one consciously bites their nails. That serves no purpose. The problem is you?re biting your nails and don?t realize you?re doing it. Make that a conscious habit, recognize the hand movement towards your mouth and stop it before you start. Typically takes just one session and works like throwing a switch. One and done.

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Put tape on them? Polish them?

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Polish won't be a good idea cuz if u forgot u bite it...alcohol,and that will be bad
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True...I suggest bandaids
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Even with nail polish, I still bite them!
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Put something on them that make them taste bad so you don't want to

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dip your fingers in vinger? dont know the name but they make nail polish with spicy stuff in it for that very reason so you wont bite your nails, ask some one at Walgreen they might know..

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But Tabasco sauce on them! >:D The most common thing is gloves or tape. Whatever makes you not bite them. ^^

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PUT ON HAND CUFFS!!just kidding,I used to but just cut tour nails u won't have anymore to bite!!:D

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my friend used to bite her nails..so she put that thing on her nails u find in the pharmacy u put it on u nails nd it tastes realy bad so that way u wont bite them..i dnt remember anything about that liwuid and i hope i helped

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Become an iphone addict

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put duck tape with hot sauce

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get braces j k lol i used to but now i have braces and i cant bite them

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Same
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Yup! One of the perks of having to get braces...besides the straight teeth in the end(:
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idk wat u guys r talkin about i hav braces and i still bite my nails!
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for every hour you go without biting your nails, reward yourself. The longer you with out biting your nails, the bigger the reward can be

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put strait lemon juice on them and you wont want to bite them cuz they taste bad

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rub garlic on them

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PUT on HARD nail NAIL polish.!!!!!!

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theres this nail polish that every time you chew your nails it tastes gross use that you will stop.

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I would always keep them polished so that when you know your going to bite them will you will make you nails look really bad.

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keep urself distracted :)

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What stopped me cold was after 30 years of chewing my nails when stressed, having the bottom half of one of my front teeth snap off. I had it repaired not knowing what had broken it, then had the repair break as I was chewing my nails, and I realized EXACTLY what had caused it.

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Put tape on them.

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use nail bite or chew sugar free chewing gum :)

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put hot sauce

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keep nail "things" in your purse, chew gum instead, get a hobby to do instead, become an iphone addict hope i helped sweetie! <3 Katie

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maybe you should take lime,lemon juice and also vinegar and mix it all together and spread it on your nails and when you go to pick at your nails it would taste DISCUSTING

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wear gloves

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Although i like the idea someone gave for lemon juice vinegar to put on nails i must say that would not last long it will not dry like a polish and polish will not help. although getting a bad taste is a good thing. I would suggest using some witch hazel lotion on hands and nails and when you go to bite them the taste will be unbearable! You can buy it at any drugstore or department store such as walmart or kmart even

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Try painting them and making them really pretty! You won't want to bite that! I know this may sound crazy, but I use the fake french tip nails you can get in any pharmacy or store and that will really stop you! I have that habit, too, except I clip them too short.

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my mother told me that her mother got her to stop by putting chicken poop on them.

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put a dark colored nail polish on them red or blue then every time you go to bite them remember nail polish is poisonous if you eat it that's what i did and i havent bitten my nails for a month straight plus they make a great back scratcher jk lol

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bite or sucxk some thing

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Do some research on what grows and lives under your fingernails. The details might shock you. I included a researched article in the sources below. It is rather sickening and most people will not forget it. Every time I go to bite my nails now, I think of these details and stop cold. Not many people would put that type of stuff in their mouths without getting disgusted. Hope this helps...

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http://health.ninemsn.com.au/whatsgoodforyou/theshow/694617/what-really-lives-under-the-nails-we-chew

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everytime u want to hit ur hands on ur legs but not hard

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u can get worms in ur mouth from biting ur nails

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just put fake nails on them and youll see that you wont like the flavor of it?
OR STOP BITING THEM!

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what helps me stop is put nail polish on them and if you start biting them they will taste really bad and then you wont

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nail polish

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try to break that habit by creating a healthy one.

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look at your nails after you've chewed on them. Think about it. "Does that look good on me in public?" Then answer your own question. And try putting on some nail polish, i agree with katyhaji.

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its simple because i suffer from the same problem just put nail polish on it then wear gloves almost all the time

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chew gum.. but even better i heard there is a special nail polish that tastes really bad. it was made specifically to spot nail biting.

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Get this nail polish called No Bite or something along that range. It is clear and you use it two times a day. It taste so gross. That's how i kicked my nail biting habit. You can get it from Wal-Mart or like Sally's or any Beauty story that carries fingernail stuff...

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my aunt comes from mexico,she is a nurse so she knows about this stuff.I bite my nails to ever since i can remember.she told me tat pharmacy sale nail polish wit difernt flavors,garlic ,hot sauce ect.., and that helps you,tat nail polish also has vitamins and if you stop bittin them for at least 1 month.they will get better.i'm bearly on my first week wiht them.it helps a lot.

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Wear gloves or tie cover your hand with cloth

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I just stopped. Had a few backsliding days but decided to watch myself and just stop myself. You might want to set a goal concerning what your fingernails should look like. That might help. If you can afford it, get a manicure.

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Wear gloves for about a week and take them off and see how it helps if not
think of all the germs on your hand and under your fingernail...It is gross once you about it.

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Go and buy a special polish from the pharmacy and put it on your neals it tastes horribly i doubt you will eat your nails again

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go to the pharmacy and buy this nail polish called thum

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Polish them or just think of all the horrible things that could happen to your body..thats how i stoped ;)

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