By panterabj Latest Reply 2015-01-23 23:01:53 -0600
Started 2011-02-21 07:51:34 -0600

I am having a problem at night with the munchies. I am a tryp 2 diabetic and also trying to quit smoking. Does anyone have any tips that might help?

11 replies

GabbyPA 2015-01-23 23:01:53 -0600 Report

My mom used a toothpick to help her quit smoking. It was not very lady like, but it kept her mouth busy and it worked. She quit smoking back in the 70's.
For my dad, it was chewing gum. Once he was diagnosed with diabetes, he quite cold turkey and just kept gum handy. He quit in the 90's

panterabj 2011-02-21 19:40:51 -0600 Report

Thanks everyone! This is going to be a battle but, somehow I will get through it!
Quitting smoking is the hardest thing ever and before I started to quit I was doing wonderful now well not so great but, I am determined to win this battle!

PetiePal 2011-02-21 13:36:22 -0600 Report

Try to eat something healthy. Early on when I was really battling it I would have 2 or 3 sugar free popsicles. If you can stand the sugar alcohol and it doesn't upset your stomach it works wonders…esp in the summer or warmer months.

I also tend to stick with protein-rich snacks for the evening. Cheese and a rice cake, a fiber-full apple, mozzarella stick, nuts! These usually get me off of anything too carb-heavy. Sugar free candy is good too, Werthers sugar free do a good job of lots of taste but no sugar. Distract yourself and if you can't substitute with something good!

MewElla 2011-02-21 13:25:41 -0600 Report

At night if I get a hunger for a "must have"…I reach for another bottle of ice cold water and keep sipping, then all of a sudden, I am full and usually just forget about that "something neat to nibble on." But, also, I stay pretty busy with writing or reading, so this helps keeping me distracted.

angelhart0464 2011-02-21 13:22:07 -0600 Report

i understand what your talking about i work at night and it is hard not to want something to munch on when your sitting there , keep your mind busy read a book , are if you dont work and your at home at night , just distraction your self , i hope this help have a great day and good luck

GabbyPA 2011-02-21 13:07:11 -0600 Report

Keep busy. That is my best distraction to the mindless munchies. If I am watching TV it is worst, but keeping busy here on line or doing something more active, I can get over that "need" for something in my mouth.

Harlen 2011-02-21 10:49:48 -0600 Report

I will tell you what is helping me raw carrot I cut it into strips and when the need hits there it is lol
Best wishes and good luck

realsis77 2011-02-21 10:39:08 -0600 Report

I wish you the best with quitting. Id try a piece of fruit . Maybe apple slices might help? That's a tough one! I admire your courage to quit! Great job! Maybe sugar free hard candy or sugar free suckers? I hope this helped in some small way. Please keep us posted on how your doing ok? God bless

Mrs. Alilce
Mrs. Alilce 2011-02-21 10:20:47 -0600 Report

To quit and try to eat right are both major. My experience. Don't eat citrus at night, or nuts, or suger that comes in backwards (bread, crackers). Buy almond or cashew butter rather than pnbutter. Dip celery in it. Eat fresh apple or a pear. They have turned out to be my best snacks in terms of BG. I chew gum uring the day. In the evening by or with supper I have a glass of Silk Chocolate Almond, then only water after that. At 9:00 Hot Chamomille tea with Valaryin root? sp? It's a sleepy time tea. Leaving caffeine removes the trigger too. Hot green tea with mint works for me in the morining. m Good luck!

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