Thanks for those tips on how to replace the habits around smoking - very useful.
Yes, it does seem to be wise to keep in mind that smoking affects the appetite.
I wonder what's happening though, with those who stop smoking and don't put weight on, or change their eating habits.
It is so helpful to look at those who are naturally getting it right.
Also, a few of the clients I've seen have just assumed that they will put weight on, simply because it's become a well known fact that smoking suppresses the appetite. I think maybe weight gain becomes an issue because at first it's a reason that allows the person to keep smoking. Then perhaps it does become a real fear once the person realises that either way, they really must give up smoking.
I'm sure it's not like that for everyone of course, but it seems to be a trend I'm picking up on in my experience to date.
I read an interesting fact too, about a person needing to put on about 45lbs before the risk to health was anywhere near that of smoking. It's a nice little fact to throw in, I've found. However, I think clients' concerns about weight gain are more to do with appearance/self esteem than actual threat to health . . .