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.