cravings

I stopped smoking on Sunday evening when I had finished the packet and knew I would get through Monday without one. I was not a heavy smoker anyway, but being with two of my friends for a 30th birthday celebration for the weekend doubled my intake!

So now I am on day 2 of completely smoke free, and as much as I consciously don't have a craving for a smoke, I am craving food, which I know is bad because I also don't want to gain weight. I am thinking of trying water/juice, but I retain water really easily.

Not sure what else to do :confused:

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  • Hiya and welcome Jenny, we must be the same age :D

    Well done for stopping, it's fab!!

    Um, I know exactly what you mean about craving food :eek:

    Not sure how water retention works, but water is a crave buster and it fills you up so maybe sip some instead of eating?

    And sugar free gum is low calorie, but the chewing action is great for beating craves!!

    Are you going cold turkey?

  • Hi Gemma, Jenny

    Yes, going cold turkey, figured that my lungs will be that rattly after going from 5/6 a day to 15/20 over the weekend (alcohol was included) that it would be easier to stop when my body is suffering from over indulging

    trying gum, tea, and think I will take a walk to get a coffee from the shop, that way, i still have the routine of going outside at certain points of day, but just not smoking with them until I stop craving.

  • Nuts seeds carrot sticks celery sticks....fruit pieces.

    Having lots of nibbles in the fridge or a lunchbox really helps when a crave comes.

    And loads eater as the others have said:)..even now I can't drink coffee without wanting to smoke after,so I steer clear:)

    It's early days yet,craves peak around 3-4 days......so hang in there your doing great:)

  • Hi Gemma, Jenny

    Yes, going cold turkey, figured that my lungs will be that rattly after going from 5/6 a day to 15/20 over the weekend (alcohol was included) that it would be easier to stop when my body is suffering from over indulging

    trying gum, tea, and think I will take a walk to get a coffee from the shop, that way, i still have the routine of going outside at certain points of day, but just not smoking with them until I stop craving.

    Oh the after a night out feeling :eek:

    Not nice was it? I used to smoke like a chimney when I was drinking :eek: and had a manky chest and it gave me hangovers too - hardly get them now which is a huge bonus!!

    Going out for a walk is a brilliant crave buster too - the exercise really helps, especially if it's gorgeous weather like it is here!! And you're doing a good thing to get a new routine going too :)

  • I find lollies help, you can get mini chuba chup ones I've bought them in Morrison's I'm sure all the supermarkets sell them, and they're sugar free too, definitely helped me early on, good luck :)

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