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#1 psk7566

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 03:28 AM

Can anyone suggest ways to satisfy my oral fixations without eating?

#2 Lynn Reay

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 08:28 AM

I use sugar free gum
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:46 AM

My favourite is Thursday Plantation Tea Tree chewing sticks. Chomp down on one of these and I forget about a cigarette!

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:47 AM

I had large spicy cinnamon lollipops that helped a lot. Also, the new werthers coffee caramel.
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#5 cookielinda

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:53 AM

Can anyone suggest ways to satisfy my oral fixations without eating?

Cigarettes were always the end of the meal. Cigarettes made me rush through a meal so I could get my next fix. I had a problems at first because their was no stop to the meal and I over ate. I started to fix a plate with a normal amount of food and I would immediately start doing the dishes after eating. Just get up and start doing something. Change the routine. Go outside or take a walk just remember to break the old routine.
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#6 Will

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:57 AM

I chew pencils at work. I up to 15 a day :D

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 11:24 AM

Plastic straws cut the length of a sickerette so you can do a little "pretend smoking". They help you breathe the way you are most used to and deal with the hand-to-mouth habit.

Cinnamon sticks.

Sugarfree popsicles. You can chew on the stick for a bit when done.

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Get busy doing things you don't normally do..... if you don't exercise, start. Lifting free weights (dumbbells) is a good place to start. Dance videos for some cardio are good, too. Or, just turn on your favorite songs and make it up as you go.
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 11:48 AM

Go brush your teeth and gargle..
Don't want a cig after that..

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 12:26 PM

I'm with Patti on this one. Loved my little straws. You can puff on them and all you get is nice, clean air. And when you chew to to pieces...no calories. :wink: Others have used cinnamon sticks. I tried that but they are kind of expensive and also crumble too much for me. mary
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 12:29 PM

I chew gum and I'm with Patti I also play computer games not only
do thay keep my hands busy They are fun.
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 11:59 PM

I used Red Vine licorice. Cut it into pieces the length of a cigarette and carried them around in a ziploc bag. When I had that "urge" I would pull out a piece of licorice and stick it in my mouth. Worked well at home and the office. I chose Red Vine because of the low fat content.
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