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Hi! I desperately want (need) to both change my diet AND quit smoking. In Food Freedom Forever it says to focus on quitting smoking first if you're still a smoker. The thing is, I relapse on cigarettes frequently (I've smoked for well over half my life) and I don't want to wait until I'm successfully quit to change my problematic eating behaviors and diet. I don't understand why this should be an either/or thing. I mean, isn't doing the Whole 30, even as a smoker, better than eating three bowls of cereal for dinner every night and still being a smoker on top of it? I'm weary of quitting smoking at the exact same time as starting my Whole 30 because I have a history of binging/food addiction, which I've even been in 12-step program for in the past. So needless to say, changing my diet is NOT easy for me. I'm afraid I'd be setting myself up for failure if I were to try both simultaneously. Thoughts? Should I go ahead and start, or wait until I'm quit for awhile?
I just heard about this and started to read about it. I have made a fairly quick decision that I want to try the Whole 30 program. Thanksgiving is next week and I will need some time to prepare for the program anyway so I am going to set my start date as Monday, December 1st. I have been overweight for about 14 years now, ever since my first child was born. I have gained weight at various times throughout the years. I gained weight each time I had a bought of depression. I gained a few pounds every time I tried to quit smoking and about 30 pounds when I finally succeeded. I am about 170 pounds overweight. I have gotten to the point of seriously considering bariatric surgery. I have hypertension, heart palpitations, acid reflux, arthritis in my knees, back pain, and a myriad of other problems. I need to lose weight, now! In the last 2 months I have lost about 10 pounds but I seem to be stuck. I really hope this helps me.
hi, this is my first post! i was not able to locate a previous conversation about this. if there is one, please direct me to it. thanks! i have realized part of my bad dietary/health habits relate to my grinding/"needing" to snack/previously smoking/etc. needs. when i was younger, i chewed on pen caps, my hair, straws, whatever. as an adult smoking became a main stay... i am no longer a smoker. through the years i have broken teeth to due my harsh teeth grinding at night. i do currently wear a mouth guard at night for this issue. now with trying to eat only 3 meals a day without snacking, i am having an issue overcoming the issue to do something with my mouth. it has resulted in day time grinding/clenching and/or snacking which obviously isn't recommended. for the most part i have been able to deal with the unhealthy psychological needs/desires for eating by talking it out/identifying the unhealthy source/etc., but this aspect is driving me nuts!! how have others over come this issue? thanks!! barbara