Originally published July 13 2013
Health Basics - Stop smoking without gaining weight
by S. D. Wells
(NaturalNews) Once you understand how a chemical addiction drains nutrients from your body and feeds a vicious cycle, then you can learn behavior modification which enables you to replace bad habits with good habits (routines) that replenish a severely depleted system with nutrition and Superfoods. There are many programs and gimmicks being sold which rarely help people quit cigarettes for good, and there are also many smokers who quit smoking, only to find themselves putting on weight and wrecking their health even more. This is because nicotine acts as a depressant in the long run, and quitting cold turkey can lead to bad eating habits, even worse ones than most smokers have during their pack-a-day, two-packs-a-day, and even three-packs-a-day habit.
One of the most powerful drugs in the world, nicotine comes in many forms. When it enters the body, it travels straight to the lungs and bloodstream. Nicotine can create an "irregular heartbeat" and adversely affect other vital organ functions. Smoking curbs appetite. It's as simple as that. The nicotine burst, especially in the "jacked up" top selling brands, acts as a stimulant in the short term, speeding up the heart and metabolism, so when smokers quit, many find themselves in a tangled web of binging on bad food, followed by bad moods and periods of withdrawal, which often leads to more eating binges, and we're not talking about the kind of binges that entail organic fruits and vegetables.
Nicotine Speeds up the Heart One milligram of nicotine can "jack up" your metabolism 4% in just two hours. This is cause and effect, simply put. Most new ex-smokers find themselves "eating for happiness," which often includes gorging on fast food, pizzas, sub sandwiches, Chinese takeout, and sugary sodas (MSG, gluten and genetically modified corn syrup). Even worse, many smokers are already aware that they might put on weight, so they drink diet sodas loaded with aspartame, which makes people hungrier and causes weight GAIN. Little did they know!
Plus, junk science, which means Big Food's study of salt, sugar and grease addiction, is a powerful force that can overtake a new non-smoker who finds refuge in eating as a distraction to lighting up again. This usually leads the smoker right back to the well, where weight gain and depression kick into high gear, and the temptation to "give it all up and smoke another "cancer stick" is just waiting in the wings, and usually gets the best of them, especially after an onslaught of "unhappy meals."
The Ultimate Strategy So what's the solution? Where's the "yellow brick road?" How do you stop smoking and never put on a single pound, or better yet, stop smoking and lose unnecessary pounds? You better find a program which helps you quit smoking naturally, without toxic medications, without keeping you addicted to nicotine (e-cigs), and which positively guides your behaviors and nutrition. You better follow the yellow brick road to the "castle of good health." See what the inventor of the program has to say about becoming an ex-smoker in 14 days without medication. Preview the trailer to the instructional video for quitting smoking naturally in 14 days or less. See what the Health Ranger recommends. Would you like to know the ultimate secret now? Learn about the best way to control your appetite while boosting your metabolism! Learn from one of the greatest pioneers of natural health, Mike Adams.
This is it! Smokers who are ready to quit smoking forever in a natural, organic way, should use these words of Thomas A. Edison as their personal formula for success. Print it, write it down, save it in some way and begin your journey.
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
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