Tips to quit smoking and manage cravings

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Tips to quit smoking and manage cravings

Postby annemary100 » Thu May 07, 2009 8:19 am

When you stop smoking, your body reacts very quickly to the lack of nicotine in your system. Over the course of three to five days, you are likely to experience a number of the following physical symptoms as the toxins are flushed from your body:

* Increased irritability, frustration, or anger
* Anxiety, tension or nervousness
* Restlessness
* Difficulty concentrating
* Fatigue
* Headaches
* Trouble sleeping
* Increased appetite and weight gain

As you smoke, nicotine is absorbed into your bloodstream and within 3 minutes, chemical reactions cause your body to trigger the release of sugar. After quitting, you may feel dizzy, restless, nervous or even have strong headaches. This is because you are lacking the immediate release of sugar that cigarettes provide – and why you may have a bigger appetite. These sugar-related cravings should only last a few days until your body adjusts to this new smoke-less state of being. So, for the first 3 or 4 days after you quit, make sure you keep your sugar levels a bit higher than usual by drinking plenty of juice. It will help prevent the craving symptoms triggered by a lack of sugar and help your body re-adjust back to normal.
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Re: Tips to quit smoking and manage cravings

Postby minniepauz » Thu May 07, 2009 10:53 am

Thanks for the tips....I removed your link because this is not the way to get free advertising. If someone takes the time to introduce themselves and contribute to the forum, then I'm more than happy to allow a link, but not just do one post and expect to get visitors to your site.
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