"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Health, Nutrition and Special Diets
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-10-2006, 01:44 PM   #11
Senior Cook
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 470
All of you have great ideas. Thank you so much. I have been eating sugar free hard candy, but I didn't think of lollipops. Popcorn is a great idea. I don't really like Altoids but DH loves them. Thank you, Thank you

carolelaine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2006, 03:20 PM   #12
Chef Extraordinaire
mudbug's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
congratulations on giving up the smokes, carolelaine. There's always calorie-free fingernails if all else fails.

Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2006, 03:25 PM   #13
Senior Cook
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 470
That is so true mudbug-you should see my hands!
carolelaine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2006, 03:28 PM   #14
Executive Chef
boufa06's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Volos, Greece
Posts: 3,467
Well done for quitting smoking! How about some dried fruit like cranberry, apples etc.?
boufa06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2006, 04:37 PM   #15
Sous Chef
BlueCat's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA, Illinois
Posts: 551
I also ate Altoids like mad, but for me it was because I didn't like the taste of mint in my mouth when I smoked, and thus wouldn't want to smoke if I had eaten a mint or after brushing my teeth or using mouthwash. I did a lot of toothbrushing, needless to say. The Altoids were mostly consumed in the car, and they still are, after almost 5 years, but down to a normal level now. My experience was also that I could not sit idle without wanting to smoke, so I didn't watch a lot of TV or talk on the phone much for a long time after quitting. I still find myself walking around the house a lot while on the phone. Just a bad habit I picked up. I also had the cleanest kitchen in town, since the after dinner smoke was a favorite of mine. I cleaned the table and did dishes to get past that first several minutes when I enjoyed a cigarette most of all.

As for other snacks, I kept those big pretzel rods at my desk for something lowfat to gnaw on during the day.

Good luck to you! Give a yell if you need a pep talk.

BlueCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2006, 06:50 AM   #16
Master Chef
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Galena, IL
Posts: 7,970
All of my friends who quit smoking or drinking developed a sweet tooth they didn't have before. One help is any hard candy. Lemon drops, peppermints, and yes, this is where altoids come in. In the winter buy some vitamin C candies or zinc candies -- something sweet to suck on, but they give something back rather than just sugar.

Claire is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.