The curiously not strong enough mint
January 31, 2011 11:34 PM Subscribe
Altoids are a lot healthier than cigarettes, this I know. But what's healthier than Altoids?
posted by Mister Fabulous to food & drink (35 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I recently quit smoking after smoking 1-2 packs/week for seven years. I am five weeks in as of today. For the most part cravings haven't been bad unless I drink and hang out with my friends who smoke. All that aside, I've taken to Altoids as my replacement for the oral fixation. I'm well aware that Altoids are much healthier for me than cigarettes, but it dawned on me that I'm eating nearly a tin of Altoids daily, which is pushing 250 calories that I don't need! (I'm trying to lose weight, too, which is a doubly tough task when quitting smoking, I know). I've considered the sugar-free Altoids, but I'm concerned my stomach might not like that much sorbitol.
So to all Mefites who have oral fixations in one form or another, what candy or substance can I have all day, every day that can get me through the next few months that might be lower or no calorie?
The last special snowflake detail: chewing gum is right out. I have a cracked tooth that is really bothered with gum.