How to Stop Smoking in 4 Easy & Natural Steps . . .

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!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Plus, nicotine is a strong addictive substance and quitting cold turkey may not be something that everyone can do without health risks.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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You can do it!!!  I know you can.

I did!

http://www.amazon.com/Only-Could-Quit-Recovering-Addiction/dp/0894864386

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About thorns4roses

I am passionate about animals, poetry, music, photography & writing. It’s great to be alive & part of a world on the cusp of changing for the better. "Learn to Love with all your heart & accept the unlovable sides. For everyone can Love a rose but only a great heart can include the thorns. . . ." Unknown
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14 Responses to How to Stop Smoking in 4 Easy & Natural Steps . . .

  1. This is really interesting and I appreciate you posting it. I finished my pack of cigarettes the other night and I’ve now gone almost 48 hours without smoking.. I’m tempted to drop it cold turkey at this point. Although I might be doing it a little out of order, I think I’m going to try what you suggested here. I’m going to avoid drinking and excess sugar and whatnot until the cravings are gone. Hope you’re doing well :). I’m about to sit down and write an update about the last few weeks and – whew – I already know it’s going to be a long and possibly intense one.

    • thorns4roses says:

      Oh wow….48 hours is a long time! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. This worked for me. I believe years ago I found the formula in a magazine or health food store. The ingredients had to be resurrected in my head and this is it in my own words. I’ve only shared this on one other writing site and something prompted me to share it when I had another article in mind. The formula worked for me together with the book “If I Could Only Quit.”

      Take a look at the book in the link at the bottom of the article. It’s an AWESOME book which most likely can only be purchased on line. It has only 5-star reviews.

      I always look forward to your updates.

      Write on!

  2. thorns4roses says:

    p.s. My sister quit smoking “cold turkey” and it worked for her . . .order has nothing to do with anything. We do what comes naturally!

  3. Wow yes, one of the best decisions I ever made 🙂
    Great tips!

  4. Such a great helpful post! Came in the right time for me, as i’m quitting smoking right now. And you made such a great point by listing other stuff we’d better quit along with smoking!
    Interestingly, i did as well experience it in practice, once i decided i’ll quit cigarettes, i simultaneously cut on caffeine and sugar (red meat is not the case, as i quit it many years ago 😉

    Thanks for awesome tips, and for visiting my blog 🙂

    • thorns4roses says:

      I apologize. I fibbed! I went back and checked in my WP notifications and there was your comment. I am assuming that while off line for a few weeks, the e-mail notification didn’t make it to the specified filtered Yahoo e-mail folder and may still be buried in e-mails of this and that; but seriously do check things for importance and love, love comments since I rarely get any (smile).

      You are so on target about the caffeine and sugar, plus try to monitor other things that may trigger such an impulse. I purposely quit smoking at an earlier time than targeted date when driving and/or talking on the phone. I am uncertain if i mentioned that or not but do when talking to friends about it. I will put you in my thoughts and prayers as know this can be easy for some but a monumental feat for others.

      I hope you consider purchasing the book and passing it on to other friends as helpful encouragement in quitting smoking. I remember wrapping it as a gift and suggesting they pick a targeted date and then pass the book along or returning it to its owner (me,
      me, me!).

  5. Thorns4roses says:

    I do so agree, Anne, also! Hey, thanks for stopping by. It’s always great to hear from you!

  6. Oh, commented on this post on April 11. Says it’s still awaiting moderation 🙂
    Maybe it got into spam by mistake or something )) Anyway, great i came back here now to add to my previous comment! 🙂
    It’s been two weeks since i read it and learned that lowered blood sugar actually makes us long for a cigarette… Nobody ever told me that the need to smoke was actually connected to blood sugar level! o_O
    After i learned there is a connection, it actually made all the sense and answered Why i was smoking for years. I seriously stopped and feel no need for it anymore, because in fact there are numerous other healthy ways to raise our blood sugar (and our mood) a little when we need it 🙂
    Deeply thank you for this article!

    • thorns4roses says:

      Oh dear gosh…coincidentally, I was checking the spam messages last night and tried to release a few comments that were filtered on this article but there wasn’t a comment by you, by the way. I am so pleased to know that the article answered some questions. I felt an urgency to post this article written a few years back; however, resurrected in my own words after many years of stopping smoking by this method. I believe I hit on everything of relevance.

      You are so welcome and pleased to hear you and cigarettes are no longer best friends. I understand!

  7. thorns4roses says:

    Sofia . . keep on and drink extra water. Your body is going to be feeling amazing strength!

  8. This is my first time pay a visit at here and i am truly pleassant to read all at alone place.

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