06 Nov 2018
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11 Nov 2018
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Next time you look in the mirror, you congratulate yourself for coming as far as you have. Many people won't even attempt to quit because they think they can't. Actually i was one of them. Feeling guilty for smoking but wanting to at least do something to better my health, I started looking for the best nutritious foods. I decided on the Mediterranean diet which is a way of eating, not a DIET. Just make better food choices. Drink plenty of water, make a soup to eat between meals. Make a delicious hummus with veggies to dip in it for lunch with slices of apple and cinnamon for dessert. Hummus is a high calorie protein, but very healthy and filling so you won't be tempted to eat empty calories. Oatmeal with fruit and nuts will kick start your metabolism . A salad, sweet potato, broccoli and fish or poultry would make an example of an excellent balanced dinner. Its the fats, dressings, margarine, sour cream etc than add quickly to the calorie count and thus the waistline.
Hopefully those tips will help you to eat better and not have you feeling like you have to go hungry , especially while you are under enough stress with giving up your crutch. Don't worry about a few extra pounds. N othing is worse for your health than smoking!
Since,it is now another month since you posted you are well on your way to making this quit happen. I am now 4 days smoke free, cold turkey .. and am feeling more energy already and I assume you are too. Hopefully this means more activity and natural weight loss. Look at the bright side... if you were losing weight with no explanation... THAT would be great cause for concern. I have been taking ginger and turmeric spice which curb nicotine cravings as well as curb appetite. Two weeks ago i never would have dreamt to be smoke free AND a couple pounds lighter. Focus on the big picture and don't sweat the small stuff.