Wow! So i am on day 3 and a bit.... i never remember the sweet tooth being this bad!! Its crazy

How long does this last for usually??
Im also going to need to start eating breakfast i think....

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    Blondene said:
    20 March 2020

    The sweet tooth and eating everything in sight usually hangs around for a couple of weeks...you could try combating the sweet urges with Eclipse sugar free mints instead of reaching for the chocolates and candy...congrats on day 3 😊

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    Blondene said:
    20 March 2020

    I spent my first couple of days making club sandwiches for lunches and cooking slow cooked chicken dinners it helped making healthier food to try and stop the weight gain...

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    Done4good said:
    20 March 2020

    Im not so much worried about gaining a bit of weight as i prolly need to gain a bit.

    Im not usually a sweet food person lol.

    Generally eat healthy though. Need to pull finger and make my lunch every night

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    PSPSP said:
    20 March 2020

    PG and I have been quit for years. Our breakfast, when smoking, consisted of 3-4 cigarettes and coffee. Very healthy! Now we have breakfast most days. It does help.

    It is a little known fact (I didn't know it) but each cigarette has about a half a teaspoon of sugar. When you stop the body wants to make up for that sugar deprivation-hence the craving for sweet stuff. It does fade reasonably quickly.

    I was also diagnosed with diabetes (but now in the pre diabetes range) and sugar is off the menu. But there are heaps of alternatives. And exercise is great too.

    Anyway you are now on day 4. Well done. Stick with it. The benefits are huge.

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    clarence the cat said:
    21 March 2020

    Congratulations. You are doing very well.
    Most of us crave sweets when the quit journey begins. It lasts a little while, but substitute sweets with healthy snacks like a piece of fruit, or celery, or carrot.
    Eating breakfast is a great way to set yourself up for the day.
    I always have a poached egg on toast, and this keeps me going right through to lunch time.
    Of course after 4 days your food will be starting to taste better so you will indeed feel more hungry.
    Keep up the good work.

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    Done4good said:
    21 March 2020

    Yea im thinking of quick and easy for breakfast. Like oats or cereal or something.

    I have 2 kids to get up and ready and that keeps me on my toes so as much as id like a poached egg on bread with avo n salt n pepper every morning i think id be dreaming haha. Just need to work on some healthy filling options.

    Diet changes coming up

    Doesnt help that ive eased off dairy aswell hahah. Im screwed

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    JulieB said:
    21 March 2020

    Unfortunately, the extra eating has resulted in a far weight gain for me. However I am now in a position to tackle that now having been smokefree for almost a year. Truth be told I was carrying too much weight to begin with. I figured losing weight was secondary to giving up smoking and I didn't want to try to do too much at once. I have now set myself an exercise goal and am being careful about the extra munchies. I think you need to be a bit kind to yourself while giving up.