Did you know that cigarettes contain sugar? Most people are unaware that cigarettes contain sugar.
Why is sugar such an important topic when quitting smoking
When going cold turkey to quit smoking, this information is especially important. It can be the cause of that irritability you see and notice in people when they do quit, especially if they are smoking more than 10 cigarettes a day. The other important factor is the hunger people experience. Over the years I have seen how this can impact on the successful outcome of people quitting. Everyone is asked to bring water and fruit to their session. This chap let’s call him Peter, left his Quit Smoking Hypnosis session very happy as he was a non-smoker. However, he had not bought the fruit and water but made assurances that he would be going to the shops to get some. His wife was on a late shift, so he had to collect the kids from school. He went home and after homework, feeding and bathing the kids and putting them to bed, he was really cranky. Why? He had not bought fruit on the way home and was waiting to have dinner with his partner. The kids had been irritable and fighting which upset him. He did not have any fruit from the time he left me at 2pm and it was already 9pm. He was ready to blame the cigarettes because of his bad mood. So, what did he do? You guessed it – he had a cigarette. He was not happy with himself and worse still, felt like a failure. There is no such thing as failure – only feedback. The feedback here is to recognise the important sugar plays in quitting smoking. Needless to say, he came back and we did the session again. He left a very happy man.
Being Hungry when Quitting Smoking
This may also be attributed to the loss of the sugar. It may also be due to the hand-to-mouth habit that has been going on for years. There is that urge to have something to eat. Many people will succumb to eating and hence the weight goes on.
Some People do not put on Weight when Quitting Smoking
Research has shown that while most people put on weight, some more than others; many do not. Many people get caught out by not being prepared for that unexpected urge to eat. For example, when working, usual lunches are prepared and so often they will be eaten at morning tea with nothing left for lunch or later on.
Solution to Wanting to eat When Quitting Smoking
Preparation is most important when quitting. Ensure you have a good supply of healthy fruit. Now while we know that all fruit is healthy, best to go for the smaller fruit eg. Blueberries, mandarins etc. High protein snacks are invaluable for those times when hunger creeps in. The most important high protein snack is around mid-afternoon. Most people do not eat between lunch and dinner and then they are starving hungry by the time they get home from work. Being hungry can also make us feel cranky and that is when arguments can start which we later regret. So preparation is everything. Do the research and know what is needed when quitting smoking. Leaving it to chance is not an option. This is a serious step. Remember that Hypnosis to Quit Smoking is extremely successful and people often look on their success as if it was magic. Thankfully there is no magic with hypnosis. Hypnosis is just changing the habit or the images you have about smoking, so you just do not want that cigarette any more.
How Can Hypnosis Help Me
If you are seeking help or experiencing the frustration of being a smoker, then reach out and make contact. My greatest love is to see just one more person being taken from the crutches of the cigarette companies and being free of this killing habit. I also offer a Lifetime Guarantee. This means if you ever smoke again, you can come back for another session and there is no charge to you. I can be contacted on 1300 619 684 or alternatively you can make your booking online and set your date to become a non smoker for life and in only one easy session. If you would like further information, the we do offer a Half Hour Complimentary session to discuss your or your family needs. You can make contact on 3261 3557 or Make Contact via the website.