Try some produce instead of the patch. Cravings can be brutal. I know. It’s time to figure out if you have a true nicotine craving, you crave the lifestyle, the stress relief, or the physical hand-to-mouth motion. Each of those habits and cravings have different ways to deal with them, focusing your attention on other healthier alternatives. This isn’t about being a nudge. It’s about giving you information that might help… In the end, you need to quit for you- because you made that decision. I personally feel that your health is worth it. For me, I make the daily decision to be healthy, eat well, exercise, and make lots of little fit decisions… not just so that I’m thin and healthy today, tomorrow, next week, month or year. But so that in 20, 30, 40 years I will still be healthy and be able to live a full, long, and active life. Honestly, I choose to surround myself with people with the same fit mentality. Why? Again, not because of today or tomorrow necessarily. But because if I am choosing to spend my life with you, and I am here doing my best to be healthy for 20 years from now, I want to be with someone who wants to be healthy right beside me… 20 years from now.
The damage done to your body, now that’s an entirely different issue, and one that, once you’re aware, might be enough to make you quit.
If you’ve been a long-term smoker, damage has been done to your body in many different areas. But don’t stress (that won’t help), there are vitamins found in your food that are ready to do some clean-up work.
Vitamin A. It’s time to make it up to your lungs and Vitamin A, an antioxidant that helps with repairing mucous membranes, is helpful in lung protection. Try these foods:
Vitamin B is important for the health of your cellular enzymesystem, usually damaged in smokers. Here are some foods high in Vitamin B:
Foods full of Potassium:
Increase Liver Function
Vitamin B12. A second type of Vitamin B? It’s complicated, I know, but worth it. Vitamin B12 increases energy, which has many benefits when it comes to liver function. Here are some Vitamin B12 sources:
Fortified Breakfast Cereals
Double Trouble. Smoking depletes your body of Vitamin C, and Vitamin C is crucial for protecting against the cell damage often caused by smoking. Time to reload with some of these foods:
Protect Your Organs
Bring out the big guns with Vitamin E which protects the body’s cells and organs from damage done by smoking. Here are some good sources:
It’s time to kick the habit. But you know that. One way to help? Start working out. You will find that you’re out of breath, but you will love the body benefits. Soon the healthy lifestyle should outweigh the addiction…