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Some of you will know me here. I'm now on day 80 nicotine free. In the first 6 weeks of quitting I started putting on a lot of weight. Now its really coming back to normal and I'd like to share why I think so. This is just my experience so it may not be everyone elses. I am writing this for the benefit of those who want to know one man's story.
As a heavy smoker I always needed my sugar, especially in drinks whether they are soft drinks, cordials or energy drinks. Gulping down sugar drinks gave an effect like smoking nicotine to the brain as I could get instant satisfaction (sugar rush to the head) I could not drink plain water. I've not really practiced drinking plain water for most of my life. I am beginning to be convinced that the heavy smoking somehow made pure water uninteresting, so sugar in drinks perked me up and gave me the head rush I needed to counteract the screwed up sugar thirst feelings that cigarettes were giving me . I've always wondered why I could never control my weight but now its not a mystery. I can only speak for myself but I am now beginning to see how nicotine is harmful to people like me in so many ways I'd never of known unless I gave up nicotine in all its forms. I'm practicing to drink water and sugarless drinks every day and can see that something is really working
I don't think that I could make myself drink sugarless drinks and water if I was back to heavy smoking. Its almost like my body is now readjusting and telling me I don't need sugar water as a pain killer to ease the heavy smoking effects.
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