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Your Personal Favourites?

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  1. jennifer, quit coach
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    Hi Everyone,

    We've got such a wealth of quit wisdom here on SHO, thought it would be fun to share your personal favourite strategy or strategies to bust those cravings! 

    Do you drink water, climb stairs or doodle? Maybe you've taken up a brand-new hobby? We'd love to hear what works for you! 

  2. brieffree
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    I hope help someone

    well, my favorite

    is to Drink a glass of water.
    After lunch, I eat carrot with sugar about 1. That keels the crave after eat!
    Get busy doing something: cleaning the home!
    Going for a walk, now the whether is perfect!
    Most important: Be supported!

    And specially Hear my lungs!
  3. brieffree
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    Hi There

    Going back to the quit zone, so to continuous smoke free with out those my withdrawals moments I have decided to by Nicorete Gum 4m. Just to try it!

    It keep me more in control! and I use the Mist and the Gum, as I need it.
    I was more active, not thinking in smoking and going for a walk, come back take a shower and ok.

    Continue Smoke free! No matter how!
  4. jennifer, quit coach
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    21 May 2018 in reply to brieffree
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    Good Morning brieffree,

    NRT ( nicotine replacement therapy) gum is a great strategy! As you mentioned, it's flexible - so you use it when you need it. Going for a walk and being more active are also awesome things to add to your quit plan!

    Keep up the good work!

  5. brieffree
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    Hi Jennifer

    The gum is working like a glove, I was in a wire situation and I grab it and instant in control again

    Not even think in smoke!

    Y me!
  6. efram, quit coach
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    Bumping this to see what strategies all of you creative folks here are coming up with lately!
  7. shazzan
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    09 Nov 2018 in reply to efram, quit coach
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    Dear Couch.  Does natural remedies and nutrition count? I still believe the Lung Cleanse which i posted and followed has made me nicotine free in less than 2 weeks. I can already take deeper breaths.  The nicotine is already out of my system i think, or will be in another day. I have no serious cravings.  I feel great! 

    As far as distractions, i have a pile of housework that i left intentionally, and lots of cupboards and closets to go through.  A few recipes i want to try. I try to remember to drink water as often as i can. I plan on mashing cocao with banana as the sweetener to boost my mood (dopamines)  and still keep my weight down.(keep like Little treats in the freezer)  
    I too need some ideas as to little rewards, without involving food.  Usually when i finished a chore, like some others here, it was time for reward, to sit with a smoke  and/or coffee.  I drink more green tea these days. I do need to do more exercise but that is hardly considered a reward!  In retrospect, i really don't mind green tea these days , don't mind the taste of my ginger concoction, most of the time i don't even miss smoking these past couple of days. Maybe i will come to like exercising... Just dance on You Tube might be a fun way. I would love  to hear other suggestions from the forum. Until then, keep the beast down. 
  8. efram, quit coach
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    Yes, natural remedies and nutrition count for sure! It's all grist for the mill. You've been doing quite well with these strategies (among others), so thank you for sharing, shazzan.

    Good question about ideas for little rewards. I like the dance idea for having some fun, or relaxing with a green tea or your ginger concoction.

    Forum folks, what are some other effective strategies you've found to reward yourself in a healthier way?
  9. brieffree
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    Hi all

    A new distraction for me is I am going to by new Courting for my windows, maybe colorful to cheer me up.
  10. eagerquit
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    Good Afternoon,

    Working out at the gym us my favourite strategy. I spend two hours there three times a week and it is making a nice difference to my physique. I also agree that nutrition is important. I have put a lot of emphasis on that since I quit smoking, boosting my health and happiness. A broad smile and a good laugh brightens every day.

    Wishing everyone another smoke free day!

    Eagerquit
  11. cec57
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    i really enjoyed lime squeezed into my crystal lite drink it really quenched my cravings, also i chew straws that i cut up, also i picked up knitting and started a class that is smoke free people. i like to go for walks occasionaly i play with my stress ball these are some of the things that help me get through this quit.
  12. lloyd
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    I have found a nice hot bath after work, instead of the "many" cigarettes I would have smoked , and to keep things real simple!
  13. brieffree
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    Hi lloyd

    Way to go, it really works to relax a nice shower get rid off of all stress!

    Well done!
  14. jenna lee, quit coach
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    brieffree, eagerquit, cec57 and lloyd

    Thank you all so much for sharing your ideas. They are inspiring. What is cool about these strategies is that they also seem to be great rewards and positive-reinforcement too.

    Keep up the great work!

    Jenna Lee
  15. efram, quit coach
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    Bumping this to give those who've recently joined us on SHL.ca a chance to chime in!
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