Snack Attack

"I'm eating everything in sight!" It's normal to have an increased urge to snack during the quitting process. You put a cigarette up to your mouth hundreds of times each day. This is a strongly ingrained habit. Now you are no longer putting a cigarette up to your mouth, but your mind and body are still stuck on this habit.

Food is quick and easily accessible so we often substitute food for our oral cravings. Food also represents comfort for many people. Depression, loneliness, boredom, and stress can trigger the urge to eat. New non-smokers often experience some of these emotions.

Many of us think of snacking as something we should not do. Actually, a snack can be a great energy booster. Go ahead and snack, but snack smart!