Quitting smoking – gaining weight - Please help!

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Steve L.
Joined: 6/12/2013

Over the last six months or so I’ve managed to drop roughly 28lbs and I’m feeling great.  In an attempt to get an even healthier lifestyle I made the decision to quit smoking, this was four weeks ago and I’ve been smoke free ever since.

I had convinced myself that I’d never gain weight again, even if I did stop smoking, but unfortunately the weight is coming on fast, and my mind is starting to tell me to just start smoking again.

It’s true that since quitting I am craving carbs, and somewhat giving into the cravings, I just wish there were a way to stop these carb cravings.  If anyone can suggest a healthy nutiblast, or supplement I’d appreciate the input.

Here are some amazing tips from Wally! NutriBlasting with lots of leafy greens, asparagus, cayenne, broccoli, red bell pepper, goji berries, strawberries, blueberries, sunflower seeds, stabilized rice bran and the herbs below should help. Vitamin C and other antioxidants are particular important for those that smoke or have smoked. All veggies and fruits are protective. Tips 1. exercise is beneficial because it gets the lungs working deeper 2. Sweat out the toxins, exercise and sauna 3. lots of water, stay hydrated These herbs help clean 4. garlic 5. green tea (3 to 4 cups daily) 6. onions 7. ginger root 8. horehound 9. nettle 10. fenugreek 11. Irish moss 12. eucalyptus 13. licorice root 14. goldenseal 15. peppermint
Thanks' for the tips, you don't know how close I've come to lighting up again. I guess the worse case senerio is I gain a little bit of weight, it has to be better than smoking again.
Steve0308 wrote: Thanks' for the tips, you don't know how close I've come to lighting up again. I guess the worse case senerio is I gain a little bit of weight, it has to be better than smoking again.
You're absolutely right about that! Congrats on quitting smoking :)
Congrats on your decision to quit smoking! If you are craving carbs, I would make sure that the carbs you eat are whole grain carbs, or veggies (with a little bit of fruit thrown in). :)
Actually, speaking of whole grains I have a dumb question, it’s just something I’ve often wondered. I’ve read over and over how we should select breads where the first ingredient listed is whole grains, the problem I seem to have is when I look at all the different breads all I see as the first ingredient listed is whole grain flour, or whole wheat flour. My question is … is whole grain the same as whole grain flour?
Steve0308 wrote: Actually, speaking of whole grains I have a dumb question, it’s just something I’ve often wondered. I’ve read over and over how we should select breads where the first ingredient listed is whole grains, the problem I seem to have is when I look at all the different breads all I see as the first ingredient listed is whole grain flour, or whole wheat flour. My question is … is whole grain the same as whole grain flour?
Not a dumb question at all :) Flour is just the texture and how much the whole grain has been processed. If it contains the word "whole" or "100 percent whole" then all three parts of the grain (bran, germ, and endosperm) are still included (even if in flour form). To make bread, they must process it into a flour. Be sure not to get tricked by anything that doesn't contain the word "whole". Here's a definition for you: http://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grains-101/definition-of-whole-grains I personally like sprouted grain bread. When grains are sprouted, they contain more protein and their nutrients are much more easily absorbed. Here's a brand that you can find in most grocery stores. http://www.foodforlife.com/products?tid_1=8&tid=All Hope that helps.
Thank you for that information Krista, it'll make me feel better now that I'm armed with that knowledge, and I'll be on the lookout for the sprouted grain you suggested:)
Congratulations and hang in there!!! I quit smoking almost three years ago after smoking for almost fifty years. Every day I want to smoke. Like you I started gaining weight. Boy, did it get out of control. That is one of my reasons for starting the NutriBullet. So far, so good. I'm sure we both will be successful. Dont give up. Start over each day.