Stopped smoking - now addicted to food - please help

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Nostrings457 Sat 22-Feb-20 22:49:52

3rd Jan 2020 - i quit smoking (hurrah) but this is the day I have become addicted to food. I have always gone through phases of binge eating but now I am not far off a 3 month binge. I cant stop. I am npt driven by hunger, just driven by wanting to eat. I have gained weight, feel knackered and anxiety is going through the roof as I am getting self conscious about my size.

Any tips?

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AmazingGreats Sat 22-Feb-20 22:53:41

Gum or boiled sweets (can get sugar free ones these days)
Become a compulsive tea drinker (or Diet Coke or coffee or anything else low calorie).
Fidget spinners or other fidget toys to play with
Exercise, housework, a new hobby
Get some counselling or therapy

Growingboys Sat 22-Feb-20 22:56:14

Exercise is the answer. Get out there and run! Or walk if you can't face running.

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