I had my last cigarette on Sunday, my counter says I am 4days 22 hours and 34 minutes smoke free! I am proud, but I'm really struggling to control my eating.
I've battled with my weight all my life, and had got to a reasonable weight before quitting. I seem to want to eat all the time. I'm miserable at my already expanding waist line (4lbs in 4 days?! Really?!). I know people will say that giving up smoking is worth gaining a few pounds, but to me it is awful. It's not 'just a few pounds' to me. I seem to cope 'ok' without smoking, I don't appear to 'crave' a cigarette, I do miss it, but I don't sit and visualise myself puffing away. I'm fine without. I suppose I feel that I can't smoke and I have to live on a lettuce leaf whilst I starve - misery.
Sorry for rambling. The point is, I've gone cold turkey. I read the Allen Carr book (not sure how I feel about that), but haven't taken any NRT. I have a nicotine free e-cigarette which I like to use. If I were to use NRT, would this help curb by overeating? I am considering buying cartridges for my ecigarette with some nicotine in them.
Again, sorry for the rant, I'm feeling rubbish and not sure how I'm going to keep doing this, longest 4 days of my life!