For almost everyone, quitting smoking is a long and usually bumpy process.
You can’t have too much help when it comes to suppressing that urge to smoke. So dig in as we reveal the top 8 tips to fight that urge to smoke. On their own, these tips may not do a lot.
BUT when you get all of them working for you, your journey to a smoke-free life will be a lot easier and smoother.
Let’s not waste another moment. Here they are:
Get MORE Support!
There are a lot of people who have been through what you are experiencing. More importantly, they know the trials faced by a new non-smoker like you and they want to see you succeed.
The support from your family and friends are valuable, and it would be A LOT better if you could seek out help from other like-minded people.
The introduction of social networks and forums has made it easier to find people who are on the same boat.
You literally have no excuse not to find someone who could help you bolster your quit program. Just seek them out, and you will find them!
Have A Balanced Diet
Treating yourself with sweets is fine especially if you lasted a day without even feeling tempted to smoke. However, you shouldn’t go overboard with the wrong kind of foods especially early in the smoking cessation program.
If you are just a month or two in your quit program, your body is still working overtime to get rid of the toxins and that takes a lot of energy.
Pick foods that will give you the high-quality energy you need to repel the toxins and keep your body in tip-top shape.
Take Multi-Vitamins Regularly
As you already know, smoking diminishes the amount of nutrients in your body down to alarming levels. Give your body its much-needed boost by taking multi-vitamins.
Combined with a well-balanced diet, the fatigue you will experience during nicotine withdrawal is minimized by a great deal.
Keep Healthy Snacks In Your Fridge
When you are experiencing that sudden and strong urge to smoke, one of the best things you can do is distract yourself from that thought by munching on something.
BUT you can’t just eat anything! Keep it healthy by stocking bite-sized veggies and other snacks that are good for your overall health.
Why not store pineapple chunks, berries, melons, and other fruits in your refrigerator? Or why not keep celery, banana, and carrot sticks in easy reach?
Small things like these can go a long way in minimizing the stress you experience when the urge to smoke kicks in.
Get MORE Sleep
You see, the early phases of a smoking cessation program can get extremely tiring. Your body is working overtime in getting rid of the toxins and adjusting to the new situation.
Within your mind, on the other hand, is a constant battle between your former nicotine-addicted self and your current self that wants to quit and live healthier.
By sleeping earlier and sleeping more, you are keeping your energy levels high enough to combat the nicotine withdrawals and psychological traps you will encounter the next day. Don’t worry, the weariness won’t last forever.
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