Easily Overcome Sugar Withdrawal
You may have tried to quit cigarettes in the past and if you have, you may have experienced irritability, headaches, light headed feeling, slight hand shaking or an increased appetite. Do any of these sound familiar to you? People will often mistake these ‘symptoms’ for a nicotine withdrawal. However In this article, I would like to share with you the real reason for experiencing this and how they can be avoided when you quit cigarettes with hypnosis.
Many people confuse nicotine withdrawal with sugar withdrawal when they quit cigarettes. What people are experiencing in those moments is not nicotine withdrawal at all, but a drop in blood sugar levels.
If you research the process of making cigarettes, you will find that part of this process involves soaking raw tobacco leaves in a vat of sugar water. Why do they do this? To take away the foul bitter taste of the tobacco leaf. So depending on what brand you smoke, 8 to 18% of one single cigarette is sugar.
This is the main reason why people will usually pick a brand of cigarette and stick to it. It’s because you get used and accustom to that brand’s particular ‘flavour’ or ‘smoothness’. This has a lot to do with the sugar content in that brand of cigarettes.
Now if you are smoking 15 cigarettes a day, which is probably what the average smoker has. I am sure you would agree that is going to be keeping your blood sugar level at a reasonably higher rate than if you didn’t smoke. So if you suddenly stop smoking, your sugar levels are going to drop and you will experience similar effects that diabetics will experience when their blood sugar levels fall; irritability, light headedness, headaches, moodiness, slight shaking. This is why people will often replace their cigarette smoking with food.
There are two reasons why people’s eating patterns can change when they quit smoking; firstly it replaces the hand to mouth action. Secondly, they are subconsciously trying to elevate their blood sugar level. People will then sometimes complain about gaining weight. Well, it is not surprising to experience that when you are eating unhealthy food. Face it, most of us like to eat junk food, but we feel guilty when we do. So we need a good reason to eat it so we do not feel guilty. What better reason could you possibly have for eating junk than quitting cigarettes?
The sugar in cigarettes also the main reason why smoker’s teeth can get pretty bad after years of smoking. It’s not just the chemicals in cigarettes, it’s also the sugar. Ask any dentist and they’ll tell you the same thing.
So to prevent sugar withdrawals when quitting cigarettes, all you need to do is have healthy sugars like fruit, fruit juice, nuts, grains etc. STAY AWAY from things like sweets, chocolates, deserts, soft drink, energy drinks.
Your body is a remarkable thing and it knows what it needs and what it doesn’t. When you have artificial sugars, your body knows its crap, so it uses it really fast and then gets rid of it really fast. This explains the sugar highs and then the sugar lows. And when we’re experiencing those lows, what do we do? Do reach for the next hit of that stimulant be it a cigarette, coffee or chocolate. Putting your body through these highs and lows through the day means you’ll come home at the end of the day and be totally exhausted. Sound familiar?
If you want to know the effects of sugar on your mood, just take a look at what it does to kids. THEY GO CRAZY right? Right before that have a ‘crash’ and fall asleep. Adult bodies are exactly the same but bigger. We might not be as overt about our sugar highs and lows, but they effect us all the same, perhaps in more passive ways.
The other VERY important thing to do to help your body go through the 3 to 5 day detox period is have PLENTY OF WATER! This is a VERY important element and I can’t stress this enough. You probably know that 75% of our body is water by cellular make up. But the chemicals in cigarettes actually prevent your cells from absorbing water. This is why smoking has that aging effect on skin and appearance. The cigarettes are literally sucking moisture out of your skin!
By quitting cigarettes, your cells will absorb MUCH more water and when this happens your circulation will dramatically improve, and in a VERY short period of time. As your circulation improves so will every single system in your body. Its logical that the more your nutrients are able to flow around your body unimpeded, the more your going to feel better, have more energy and experience better overall health.
Using hypnosis to quit cigarettes prevents you from having to ‘deal with’ any so called ‘cravings’. When a person attempts to quit cold turkey they may try to get through this detox time in anyway they can, such as eating. But when you use hypnosis, you get to the root cause and real reason for your smoking, so you will not feel like you are ‘dealing with’ anything. You simply will not feel like having another cigarette.
By the way, if you still don’t believe that cigarettes are full or sugar, just CLICK HERE to go directly to the Wikipedia page on how cigarettes are made. About half way down the page you’ll see a section called ‘Additives’. Take a look and I’m sure you’ll be a little shocked to say the least.