You are motivated to stop smoking but you never cease to extend the time, anxious to avoid stress and weight gain. And if that was possible?
You’ve made the decision to quit. Maybe you have already tried without success. Forget the failures. Start by slowing down your consumption regularly, pushing the time of first cigarette, for example.Once this initial hurdle, follow these tips and remember that the urge to smoke lasts less than five minutes, five minutes during which you should hold on.
Talk around you
Talk first to your family doctor, acupuncturist, homeopath, or pharmacist will offer nicotine replacement therapy or appropriate assistance. The role of health professionals and therapeutic management are key factors to successful weaning. Notify also the people around you who will be there to support you in risky situations. Position yourself as a “no smoking” and not as a “smoking during weaning.” Avoid negative phrases such as “trying to quit.” Concentrate on your goal. If you are able to find excuses to smoke one, you are also able to find excuses for not smoking. Be positive!
Occupy your mind or hands for a few critical minutes to avoid succumbing. Play with a rubber band, clip or a pencil. Caress your pet. If you usually smoke on the phone, hold the receiver of the hand with which you smoke. When the pressure rises, knead a stress ball or roll a foam ball on a flat surface, and crush it if you need it. Eliminate smoking breaks by doing something enjoyable. Engage a conversation when possible for you change your ideas. Do things with non-smokers.
Anticipate and avoid situations as much as possible “at risk” and temptations. Do not refuse the invitation, opt for humor. Tell your friends smoking they will have time to enjoy the view and admire the full moon from the balcony. In the early evenings, pay attention. Instead, drink non-alcoholic beverages and avoid other stimulating beverages such as tea, cola or coffee. Prefer non-alcoholic cocktails, or fresh fruit juice. Take back control and allow yourself to refuse cigarettes that you what made you stop smoking. Rest assured, every day without smoking makes you more strong against the temptation. Cravings and the cravings will diminish gradually to disappear permanently.
Taking up exercise
Replace cigarettes with sports that you like or would like to try and perspire (brisk walking, jogging, skating, tennis, badminton, cycling, volleyball, climbing, dancing, boxing, karate etc). It’s good for morale and stress management. Your sleep will be better and your body will become more refined! By recovering gradually your breath, it will become easier and more enjoyable.
Stop smoking without gaining weight
One in three smokers who stop smoking, do not gain weight. So it is not inevitable. To do this, avoid “snacking” between meals. Rather eat an apple, an excellent appetite suppressant few calories, but also carrot sticks, celery and other fresh foods, drink plenty of water, and test products to O% fat. Beware of dieting during the period of smoking cessation. For urgent needs to have something in your mouth, use of gum, chew cinnamon sticks or straw. Brush your teeth several times a day (cigarettes taste bad after that). If you crack, do not feel guilty, you say that this little pleasure was well deserved (but do not restart).
Eliminate smoke odors on your clothes, in your home and your car. Breathe fully, three to five times, several times a day, through the abdomen. If you can, go out for a ride in a city park or the countryside, and breathe deeply. Feel how good it smells.
Wash your hands with cold water by joining wrists above the sink and blow slowly to release tension. Get plenty of sleep, stretch yourself by taking deep breaths or yawn, beautify your environment, learn relaxation techniques. Indulge yourself with activities that also provide many opportunities to relax and laugh like improvisation, theater, cinema, reading, singing, music, drawing, crossword puzzles, etc.