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Kathy Karban

drink a lot of water

Posted in Staying quit 16 Mar 2019

smoke free for 78 days off chantix now for 2 weeks still not wanting to smoke but still eating a lot but trying a high protein diet and it is somewhat helping, got a nasty headache most of the time, dont know what that is but at least I am not smoking, going to start exercising and going to start going to see a nutritionist,will see how that goes!!! hang in there people, it is not easy but it is worth it!!!

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  • Happiness March 17, 2019 | 10:44
    Great job Kathy. You can research foods that trigger migraines and foods that help. Drinking plenty of water is recommended to help as well. Dark chocolate is good for you. I mix cocoa with mashed banana to sweeten it and freeze as a treat at about 10 at 15 calories each. We deserve to treat ourselves now and then. Sweet potato helps headaches and putting cinnamon on increases metabolism...a win win! Feeding our bodies right enables them to work at full capacity and alleviate most problems on their own. I am still into turmeric and ginger (and other herbs and spices that can all provide us so many antioxidants and anti-inflammatories with minimum calories and plenty of flavour and variety. Hope you feel better soon. Stay focus and stay strong!
  • Leeann , Central Coast March 17, 2019 | 6:29
    Hi Kathy, you are doing great!! Not gre as t about the headaches, but a good idea to start exercising and to see a nutritionist. We all need to invest into looking after ourselves. When I quit I kept getting mouth ulcers in the first 3 or 4 months, this has stopped now. I think our bodies do struggle a bit with the withdrawal along with our mind from breaking the filthy habit. Stay strong, you are going great, and you deserve to feel super proud😊
  • Geo March 17, 2019 | 6:18
    Wow keep up the good quit, your so close to the 3 digit club, you won't regret this.
  • Robn March 16, 2019 | 21:45
    Well done Kathy, stay strong and can do this. I also had headaches for about 3 weeks...I really think it was just the toxins leaving my body. After 3 weeks the headaches began to decline quite a lot. Our bodies have a lot of adjustments to make after years of it all takes time to settle down. Worth every minute of discomfort to be completely day at a time.

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