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Chewing Gum Addiction

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I'm really hoping that someone will be able to offer some real advice. I've struggled with a chewing gum addiction on and off for most of my life. (I'm talking old-fashioned, sugary bubble gum!)

I've tried chewing on other things like flavored toothpicks and teething rings, but I think the sugar has a lot to do with the cravings.

Right now I'm drinking decaf chai tea with unsweetened soy milk to soothe the craving, but it's not really helping much.

Help!
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  • v KARENE10
    I chew Freedent. I don't have dentures but I like that brand because it doesn't stick to my teeth so it isn't as bad as sugary chewing gums are. emoticon
    1224 days ago
  • v PATRICIAAK
    Is it the chewing or having something sweet in your mouth?
    1228 days ago
  • v SBANSCH
    I had to give up chewing gum due to dental issues! Urghh, I understand how hard it is. What has helped me is keeping a supply of fresh veggies: carrots and celery are my favorites. I can satisfy my urge and then stop chewing with the veggies. With the gum it was mostly mindless chewing as a way to relieve stress.
    1228 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/16/2013 8:09:51 PM
  • v CRAVINGLIFE
    Did you try sugar free gum? I bet your taste buds would adjust if you gave it a few days. They make so many great flavors of Sugar Free. Stay away from BubbleYum. I remember that from when I was a kid. Slimmy and way too sweet! Good luck in your search for an alternative!
    1228 days ago
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