Follow these 9 tips and smoking cessation will be a lot easier:
- Watching Servings: Use a smaller plate and slow down your eating.
- Read labels: Aim for low-fat, high-protein, and high-fiber foods.
- Shopping well: if it's not there, you can't eat it. Store the refrigerator and cupboards of healthy foods so that the right foods are easily accessible when the craving for snacks arises (olives / nuts / cheese / hummus are good for healthier snacks).
- Drink lots of water: When you feel like having a snack, drink a glass of water first. It will help you get full. You will eat less and also quench your smoke cravings.
- Think 80/20: if 80 percent of meals and snacks are healthy and in the right servings, there is room for some variation.
- Eat more often: Eating 5 or 6 small meals can boost your metabolism and stabilize blood sugar levels, which means you are less likely to eat unhealthy foods.
- Go for a walk: exercise will help you avoid weight gain. Even half an hour of walking a day can be enough to keep your weight stable, along with a healthy eating plan.
- Distract Yourself: Boredom is a big trigger for smoking and eating.
Try taking a shower, calling a friend, or signing up for a new evening class.
- Get Support: Sometimes doing it on your own can be overwhelming. Most smokers have previously tried to quit without success, so you know this feeling of failure and regret all too well. Visit our website and book an assessment – where you can meet us and see what we do. We offer a wide variety of support and tools to our clients who face the difficult challenge of losing or even maintaining their weight after they quit smoking.