They're sugar-free, but that doesn't mean calorie-free. Also, I like to keep track of everything I consume, even just water.
Are the lozenges there, and I just can't find them? If not, it would be a really helpful addition. Quitting smoking and weight issues are so closely related.
I Googled "nicotine lozenges calories" & found a few posts. It seems that the gum has <3-5 calories with 1 gram carb. Most posters consider this negligible. As a former smoker I understand your concerns. Congrats on the quit, BTW. One of the best things I ever did for myself. I used the Smoking Cessation site on about.com & it was very, very helpful.
I gained lots of weight when I quit, but I think that it was due to some other issues...menopause, for one thing. I allowed myself to suck on hard candy for the first couple of months, and I even gave myself permission to gain a little. Unfortunately, I gained more than a little. Not everyone does, though, and in fact most people gain only a little. Quitting smoking is very worth the first few months of agony.
I've actually lost weight since I quit smoking, but only because I had to go on a really restrictive diet due to food sensitivities around the same time.
I also told myself that gaining a little was far outweighed by the benefits of quitting smoking. I can't believe how much healthier and younger I feel!
Anyway, I still think it would be good to include lozenges and gum, since many quitters use them for long periods of time. Artificial sweeteners aren't great for you, and sugar-free mints are listed for logging.
And thanks for the congratulations.
The calories should be listed on the packages, right? You can add them as "custom foods" for logging purposes.
The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.