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Thursday, 6 November 2008

Quit Smoking Easily (or Shake, Rattle and Roll)



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It’s been a good three or four weeks since I stopped smoking. It’s been amazingly easy, actually. So easy that I’m feeling a teensy bit foolish for not quitting smoking a long, long time ago.

I’ve had no cravings, no mood swings (even J agrees) and I have even managed to get drunk in the company of smoking friends without being tempted to have a drag. A laudable achievement.

Smug. Moi?

It’s not all down to willpower though. Oh no. It’s thanks to nutritional Guru, Patrick Holford. His new book,
How to Quit without feeling S**t combines dietary advice and a supplement regime to help you quit anything from sugar through to heroin with the minimum of cravings.

I feel great. I’ve never had such strong nails and my skin is positively luminescent. I feel full of verve and vigour, despite the traditionally depressing onset of Winter.

Thanks to Patrick, I am popping pills like a hardcore raver. I carry baggies emblazoned with dinosaurs and bears in my handbag. They were originally intended to hold El’s sandwiches for school. They are now labelled ‘Morning’, ‘Lunch’, ‘Mid-afternoon’ and ‘Evening’ and are choc-full with vitamins and amino acids.

Here’s what I’m taking:

On Waking
2 x ‘Drive’ stimulant formula pills
1 x 5mg NADH tablet
1x200mcg chromium

With Breakfast
3 pills from the Advanced supplement pack
1 x brain nutrient formula (phospholipids and B vitamins)
1 x 1,000mg Omega 3

With Lunch
1x200mcg chromium
1 x 1,000mg Omega 3
1 x 1,000mg Vit C

Mid Afternoon
2 x ‘Drive’ stimulant formula pills
1 x 5mg NADH tablet
1x200mcg chromium

With Dinner
3 pills from the Advanced supplement pack
1 x brain nutrient formula (phospholipids and B vitamins)
1 x 1,000mg Omega 3

I got them all from the excellent
Higher Nature. Apart from the NADH which they don’t stock – you can get that from Biovea.

I’m now thinking of going temporarily teetotal, using Patrick’s nutritional supplement recommendations for giving up alcohol. The reasons for this have more to do with vanity than health. The last time I stopped drinking for a few months I became a svelte and sexy 8 stone 4. I’m currently a curvy mama 9 stone 9.

I think I’d better get the holiday season out of the way first though. I can’t imagine Christmas without Cava (my all time favourite tipple).

3 comments:

Susanna said...

Wow, that's a lot of pills to counteract the smoking.

Hope you keep it up!

Posh Totty said...

Wow you must rattle when you walk lol, but well done on the giving up smoking.

I have been a non smoker for nearly 7 months now, unfortunatly I chose to do it the hard way, total cold turkey with no help, patched, pills or anything else, it was hard to begin with but got easier with time, I feel so much better for it now too.

I also cut down on alcohol a lot too, Iv not quit alcohol totally, but now only drink 2-3 times a year (if that) instead of every weekend as I was before, again I feel so much better for it.

Caren Kennedy said...

I'm particularly attracted to the brain nutrient formula. But, as Poshy Totty comments, do your rattle when you roll? :-) Seriously though how much did this lot cost you? And more importantly (truth now) are you still off the fags? If so, well done you. If not, I quite understand. I'm off now to check out that book. Thanks a million for the info. I'll keep you posted under separate cover.