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Brands
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Posted in Reasons to quit 12 Mar 2020
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Have smoked  for about 30years. Been contemplating quitting smoking for a while. Had a major health scare 2 weeks ago. Haven't smoked since using a patch every other day. Some days are harder than others. Feels strange but good being a non smoker. Not too many cravings but definitely eating more which scares me as I don't want to put on weight. Has anyone else had this issue and if so how did you overcome this?

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  • Happiness March 12, 2020 | 16:35
    Lose the weight later but try to eat whole foods which tend to be less in calories. Fresh fruits and veggies will still cost less than cigarettes and are a reward for our poor abused bodies. Exercise will also raise dopamine and lessen cravings while further strengthening our bodies. You are going to feel fantastic about the new you!
  • Robn March 12, 2020 | 20:44
    Hi Brands, yes agree with happiness...don’t worry about the weight gain too much at this stage...most people only put on about 3–4 kilos which is not that much really. Try to snack on healthy stuff...I found nuts were really good...easy to grab and satisfying. But the best thing is to keep yourself occupied...do crosswords or puzzles. Get interested in a hobby if you don’t already have one...in between go for walks and just take your mind away to a peaceful place.
    You don’t crave what you don’t want....so make smoking something you don’t want rather than something you can’t have. Stay strong and you will be free very soon and loving your new life
  • Robn March 12, 2020 | 20:45
    Hi Brands, yes agree with happiness...don’t worry about the weight gain too much at this stage...most people only put on about 3–4 kilos which is not that much really. Try to snack on healthy stuff...I found nuts were really good...easy to grab and satisfying. But the best thing is to keep yourself occupied...do crosswords or puzzles. Get interested in a hobby if you don’t already have one...in between go for walks and just take your mind away to a peaceful place.
    You don’t crave what you don’t want....so make smoking something you don’t want rather than something you can’t have. Stay strong and you will be free very soon and loving your new life
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW March 12, 2020 | 23:40
    Its fantastic you have decided to Quit this time. I noticed you joined this group almost 4 years ago. I totally believe you have been procrastinating and continually finding excuses to continue to smoke, or as you put it, "Been contemplating quitting smoking for a while." unquote.
    But thats ok.
    Because thats what we all did.

    I use a mantra in my head Its: NO MATTER WHAT - I DONT SMOKE.
    NO MORE EXCUSES
    THE PARTY IS OVER.
    I really hope you find the way.
    stay strong.
  • Red-67 March 13, 2020 | 7:48
    Hi Brands :)
    Maybe, try some celery sticks.. It gives you something to hold, and munch on, and you can eat all you want. It's a win, win.. Good for you, fiber, but takes more calories to digest than it has in it.. :) You can do this.. Don't even think of going back.. :)
  • Nuts March 13, 2020 | 10:04
    Hi Brands. Congrats on yor quit journey so far. Dont worry about gaining a bit of weight. I gained 6 kilos but i ate way too much chocolate. After a while i decided to cut out chocolate 5 days a week and lost the extra weight. If you snack on sensible food then you shouldnt gain too much. Quitting smoking is worth a few extra kilos, which you can lose later on. Stay strong 😊💕

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