That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I find an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could help you..
I totally have switched from Medifast food to shopping....they do say alot of times we replace the habit with something else. I have heard of the alcohol, gambling, and shopping are the most common.....
A sex addict wouldn't be too bad right??? LOL hubby would love that if I announced I was now a sex addict!!! :).
Best of luck, it is definately a battle no matter what!!!.
Rule #1: GBS does not fix your head..
That's why GBS must be thought of as a tool, not a 'cure'. It requires a change in lifestyle and an understanding that there is indeed, a potential for what you call 'habit exchange'..
Like this can help - as well as face-to-face.
If it becomes a serious issue, dont wait - seek professional.
And for heaven's sake, quit smoking. Chew the gum or whatever it takes but smoking combined with obesity is probably not the best choice. (That's coming from a former smoker who was obese.)..
In my prime i'd drink, smoke, over eat and take drugs (most illegal) on a daily basis. Now after wls the only thing I seen to overdue is mountain.
Imagine that in 100 days I've gone from an obese smoking lush to a habitual exerciser. WTF, talk about habit exchanging..
The one consistency is I'm still a loon!..
From comfort eating to obsessive cleaning. I can hear a plate clank in the sink from the other room, and like a bat out of hell I'm the clean police with my ultra moody self breathing fire on said offenders! muaha! my house does look nice though. no more sock and underwear 'ornaments' on the floors in the bathrooms. kids are terrified of mom! (dun duun dunnn!)..