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How To Stop Smoking And Not Gain Weight
Stop Smoking and Weight Gain
DO NOT NEED TO BE SYNONYMOUS!
Don't Feed The Habit In Any Way
Two Reasons Smokers Gain Weight When Quitting Smoking
1. They Substitute Something For The Habit Like:
- Sunflowers Seeds
- Chewing on pencils
2. Their Metabolism Slows Dow
Why Your Mouth Needs Attention When You Stop Smoking?
The reason most people tend to substitute food or toothpicks for smoking is because your mouth wants attention! Your mouth becomes like it's own zip code. Your mouth starts saying "give me candy, give me food, give me gum, pie anything!"
Attentions To A Smokers' Mouth Over a 20 Year Period
30 Cigarettes a day
X 10 attentions to your mouth a day
= 300 attentions to your mouth in 1 day
300 attentions a day x 365 days in a year
= 109, 500 attentions to your mouth
109, 500 attentions to your mouth in a year
x 20 years = 2 million attentions to your mouth!
You Go To The Refrigerator To See If There Is Any Entertainment There For Your Mouth!
STOP Giving Your Mouth Attention By Substituting Food For The Habit!
There is nothing more sad to me that seeing someone who has quit smoking ten years ago and they still have a toothpick hanging out of their mouth or they are sucking on lemon drops! It is like someone has quit drinking but they still exhibit all of the old behaviors of drinking called a "dry drunk".
Smoking Is Like An Adult Pacifier..Here Are Father And Son With Their Pacifiers
The Top Part Of The Writing In This Book In Hebrew Says
.. "Suddenly Daddy says: Tell me son, you are already 4, isn't it time you quit your pacifier? It is making your teeth crooked. It's always between your lips. It's really dangerous to your health.
In the Nicotine Solutions program, my students give their mouth attention in a different way. Instead of smoking to give their mouth attention, they brush lovingly so they froth up at the mouth, and floss to get food particles out of their mouth so they won't be triggered to smoke.
Most smokers smoke right after a meal. It has to do with your blood sugar. Having a cigarette or food raises your blood sugar causing you to want to smoke. If you get the food particles out of your mouth then you won't want to smoke and you will be giving your mouth more loving attention that it so desperately needs. This goes double for chewers because they much higher amounts of nicotine and there is a much more oral aspect of the habit for the chewers.
This Oral Gratification is also good for people that want to lose weight because you can get the food out of your mouth and you are not triggered to eat more with a clean mouth. There is one more part of this assignment that we do in class but I will save that for when you attend a free informational meeting to hear about how the Nicotine Solutions program works and you will be given a sample assignment that you can start working on right away.
For flossing I recommend Johnson & Johnson Reach Total Care floss. My dentist gave me a sample of Reach Total Care a while back and my teeth are very close together and my teeth always break the floss or it gets stuck in my teeth and the Reach Total Care does not break or get caught in my teeth and it is truly amazing.
There Is A Metabolism Change When You Stop Smoking
As a Smoker or a chewer your heart rate beats 10,000 more beats a day because you smoke. Nicotine stresses out your heart and makes your heart beat harder just to pump the blood through.
10,000 beats a day of your heart is not a lot of calories, but over time it can add up to a three to seven pound weight gain if you don't know how to deal with it. You need to address this metabolic change. Changes in your metabolism don't happen all at once and that is why cold turkey doesn't work very well to stop smoking because cold turkey is abrupt and it is hard for the body to adjust.
It takes at least twenty one days to make or break a habit and we have you smoke for the first six weeks of the Nicotine Solutions program to give smokers time to adjust to their slower metabolism so they will not gain weight and will be able to stop smoking calmly, comfortably and permanently.
...........Don't Go Cold Turkey
To Sum Up
1. Don't Substitute Anything For The Habit- You Want To Let It Die Of Neglect
2. Give Your Body Time to Adjust To New Habits- It takes At Least 21 Days To Make A New Habit - Don't Quit Cold Turkey.
3. Sign up for a FREE Kick Butt Starter Kit from Nicotine Solutions and get started on some assignments that will help you cut your smoking by 25% without even trying!
For More details on What Happens to Your body when You stop smoking with cold turkey, Zyban or Welbutrin Check out my Hubpage