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Acquiring a sweet tooth after quitting
« on: June 02, 2016, 02:09:04 pm »
A study of smokers who had given up for three months found that they released more insulin (the hormone that controls blood sugar levels) after eating and had a higher carbohydrate intake when offered a free-choice buffet compared to when they were smoking. An increase in insulin can cause low blood-sugar levels which can in turn trigger “sugar” or carbohydrate cravings and encourage weight gain. But the increase in insulin and carbohydrate intake seemed to be a temporary side effect of smoking cessation, as these changes were not seen after six months.

Try to eat wholegrain and high-fibre foods. The carbohydrate in these foods is absorbed relatively slowly so can help prevent the rapid rises in blood glucose levels which lead to cravings. You can also chew gum or suck sugar-free sweets. Or when you have an urge for something sweet, do something active.

The benefits of stopping smoking more than outweigh the negative of putting on a bit of weight, so don’t let this deter you. Keep up the good work.

I found this which I thought I should add here.

Diabetes and quitting smoking

@muddled that was a good question and though it deserved it own thread to help others.

« Last Edit: June 07, 2016, 03:34:19 pm by TG »
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Re: Acquiring a sweet tooth after quitting
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2016, 03:49:06 pm »
Ohhhh thanks for that information TG that explains alot and means that it isn't just me being weird lol :D :o ;)
 
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Re: Acquiring a sweet tooth after quitting
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2016, 04:20:03 pm »
I consumed my own body weight in Haribo Goldenbears 12 times over when I quit.
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Re: Acquiring a sweet tooth after quitting
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2016, 05:46:45 pm »
I became a conniseur of sugar-free gum. There isn't a flavour or brand I can't give chapter & verse on. I still chew it now.  :)
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Re: Acquiring a sweet tooth after quitting
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2016, 08:32:32 pm »
I consumed my own body weight in Haribo Goldenbears 12 times over when I quit.

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Re: Acquiring a sweet tooth after quitting
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2016, 11:10:15 am »
 :D :D :D
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Re: Acquiring a sweet tooth after quitting
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2016, 01:18:08 am »
I consumed the combined body weight of the forum in Midget Gems and I don't think @Max414 was far behind me!

I did try and substitute a mix of seeds and nuts at times, but it was more expensive so I'm afraid the sugar junk won.
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Re: Acquiring a sweet tooth after quitting
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2016, 03:04:01 am »
I consumed the combined body weight of the forum in Midget Gems and I don't think @Max414 was far behind me!




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Re: Acquiring a sweet tooth after quitting
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2016, 05:07:41 am »
Steel, you are such a star, you crack me up!  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Acquiring a sweet tooth after quitting
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2016, 09:00:00 am »
The green ones need to buck their ideas up, as it's that negative attitude that hampers their every move...
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Re: Acquiring a sweet tooth after quitting
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2016, 05:48:58 pm »
True green midget gems have a bad attitude, you wouldn't think why with it being the colour cousin of the prim and proper celery.
It's like the green midget gem is the one that goes out on the ale all the time, probably smokes and chases other peoples women and the celery is the one that goes to bed early with a cup is horlicks and is in bed by 9pm ready for the next days big challenges.
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Re: Acquiring a sweet tooth after quitting
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2016, 06:37:58 pm »
I had absolutely no colour bias when it came to my consumption of Midget Gems, NONE were safe!
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Re: Acquiring a sweet tooth after quitting
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2016, 07:44:59 pm »
Ewwww you even ate the green one's? You have/s Midget Gem issues. I used to always wonder what the coal fetish was with preggers women.
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