If you’ve ever tried to stop smoking, it can be challenging and a feat that many do not accomplish in a lifetime after starting the habit. However, because of health risks involved and many areas such as cities, work places, restaurants and bars frowning upon people who smoke, it is in one’s best interest to become smoke free. . .not to mention the expense!!
You’ve most likely never heard of this method of quitting smoking that involves gaining a gradual control of habits that may cause your blood sugar levels to spike or dip. People who smoke, will often grab a cigarette to raise the level of blood sugar rather than eat.
Naturally, it is much healthier to eat a snack but one of the detriments of smoking is that eating can be deterred or controlled until it becomes an absolute necessity.
You most likely can identify with a dull, tired feeling that is lifted temporarily by lighting up and smoking a cigarette, especially first thing in the mornings. The only problem is that this is causing much stress on your body and the only way to lift that dull feeling is to light up again and again.
The whole concept of this Quit Smoking Method is in working to minimize the extremes to where you are calm and where blood sugar levels do not fluctuate drastically.
Plus, nicotine is a strong addictive substance and quitting cold turkey may not be something that everyone can do without health risks.
You might want to give the whole method some thought and pick a date for when you will begin with step #1 which is the first week of the regime. Plus, if you’ve given up some of the items referenced herein, weight gain most likely will not be a challenge.
1st week – give up liquor
The whole idea of giving up alcohol and/or any substance that can cause your will power to weaken is to put you in the driver’s seat with more control.
2nd week – give up caffeine
It doesn’t take any type of strong thought process to determine that caffeine is something that spikes blood sugar; and often just as having an adult beverage, pouring a cup of coffee can trigger the desire to light up.
However, it’ll be much easier if your blood sugar is not jumping around, so decaffeinated beverages are allowed if the association of smoking and pouring a cup of coffee can be curtailed. Whatever it takes to get off caffeine, do it. Women generally do it before having a mammogram so it is possible to wean yourself off of it in a few days.
3rd week – give up sugar
The same explanation applies in relationship to giving up sugar as giving up caffeine. By this time, you are going to be one calm and happy person. Remember you are still smoking or, perhaps, the desire to be a slave to tobacco has left.
4th week – give up red meat
The reason for eliminating red meat is due to the long process it takes to digest. As the digestive system starts tugging at the juices, it’ll need to begin the process; the body will kick into neutral and then start spiraling downward to where you are very tired. Yep, after eating a meal with red meat is when you will want to light up more than ever.
Think about how wonderful it is going to feel to not spend so much money on cigarettes and to not have the stench of tobacco smoke on all your clothing. There are many, many rewards and benefits to becoming smoke free and staying smoke free.
This writer will let it be an individual choice as to when alcohol, caffeine, sugar and red meat can be reintroduced into the diet.
Good luck and enjoy the liberating feeling of kicking the habit!!
You can do it!!! I know you can.