I used and sometimes still use gum as a substitute, and it really isn't as good as we think. In addition to water and toothpicks, the use of items like a stress ball, worry bead or even a rubber band (around the wrist or rotating it between my fingers have also helps to shift my focus from food. If you have time, a brief walk also works.
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For the longest time, I chewed gum to calm my cravings and stopping smoking. I have had to see the doctor about some gastrointestinal issues that I've been having - it was so bad I had to go to the doctor! Turns out it was chewing gum that was causing the pressure. Does anyone have a non-food substitute for gum?
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