Originally Posted by hopetofeelwell1
Hi all! I've crossed over from smoking addiction to food addiction in 23 days!
I literally can't stop eating!
I'm not hiding the fact, either. I just cannot get enough food and I don't need to gain another blessed pound. It's not even junk either! I am literally CRAVING salad, ice cream, & chicken--it's like I'm pregnant all over again. The last time I had my blood checked, it was fine(iron-wise, too). I could care less about bread and junk--it's the calcium, protein, and vegetables. Has anyone else had a similar problem that surpasses normal nicotine withdrawal and eating? I was having a problem with the anti-depressant I was taking, so I had to stop that and also wonder if the food is taking the place of the med as well. I would love to hear from others. Thanks so much--Hopeto
This same thing happened to me. I was just stuffing myself. I am a weightloss counselor, so this is very out of the ordinary for me (I quit the gum BTW, smoke free for about 2 years, gum free now for a month or so).
I gained 5 pounds, and I had some really strange bloating and sluggishness issues with my digestive system.
I am not longer eating everything that isn't nailed down, but I am finding it really slow to come off and am still kind of bloated. I'm counting calories to manage it.
I just think that gaining a ton of weight would stress me out to the point that I would want to chew again.
It does get better so hang in there. HTH!