Smoking and The Sugar Connection

by katiem2

Learn how the use of sugar impacts your ability to stop smoking and what to do about. Make it easier to quit smoking.

Have you tried to quit smoking and kick the habit once and for all? Anytime you try to quit smoking your body goes through a really serious shock delivering pain as I'm sure you know. No one knows this pain until they try to quit. Did you know much of this struggle is due to sugar levels creating the drastic change that shakes your physical foundation and will power when you quit? The fact of the matter is every cigarette you smoke has an impact on your sugar levels. Furthermore this sugar rush is altered when you quit. Learn how to address it all the while increasing your chances of quitting for good.

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Nicotine and Sugar

Not only do you become addicted to nicotine you become addicted to the sugar spikes nicotine creates.

Each time you smoke a cigarette nicotine is released into your bloodstream causing a quick chemical reaction triggering a release of sugar. When you quit smoking this process suddenly stops. Your body has formed an addiction to this sugar rush and the lack of it causes many withdrawal symptoms.  

We've all heard about the addiction to nicotine but are you aware of this sugar issue and how to deal with it?  

Smoking Effects Sugar Levels


The Symptoms

1. Hyper activity, Irritability, frustration, tension and mood swings

2. A feeling of nervousness with an increasing inability to concentrate

3. The inability to relax with a restlessness, and hyper tension

4. Loss of focus and being easily distracted with the urge to leave and smoke. 

5. Overall fatigue, loss of energy and desire.

6. Headaches

7.Stressful sleepless nights leaving you exhausted without energy the next day.

8. Increased and or constant hunger, appetite, cravings, and weight gain with the need to munch.

How Adding Sugar Helps Quit Smoking

As you struggle with these issues you find yourself mindlessly eating sugary foods. You suddenly begin to crave sugar. This happens and due to a practical medical reason as explained above. The sugar cravings can last for several days. Hang in there as it to shall pass. Fight these symptoms by drinking juice and eating fruits to maintain healthy sugar levels that also satisfy the urges.  

This is so helpful to ease the pain and tensions of what you think is just nicotine withdraw.  It's more than just that and adding juice and fruit to your diet reduces the pain of quitting a great deal. The simple addition of fresh fruits, fruits salads and juice into your diet addresses the discomfort all the while counter balancing your body's defenses. It balances your sugar levels reducing the sugar spikes creating much of the problem.

Secret Home Remedy to Quit Smoking

Learn my Mom's secret weapon when it comes to fighting the pains of withdrawal from cigarettes.

My Mom's Recipe to Stop Smoking

  • Add ¼ teaspoon of cream of tartar to a glass of O.J. or grapefruit juice
  • Shake or Stir into juice into 
  • Drink first thing in the morning, repeating 2 more times if needed though out the day.
  • The natural healthy sugar maintains a good sugar level.

My Mom swears the cream of tartar will have you quitting in no time.

The dangers of high sugar levels are serious. Adding sugary gums, candies and suckers to your quitting routine is something you want to reconsider. I hope this new found information gives you all the more reason to quit smoking and kick the habit.

It's always best to have a game plan before you make such a change in your lifestyle. The issues we've discussed today do occur when ever anyone attempts to stop smoking. Knowing the pitfalls helps you to counter balance them insuring your success.

My most positive thoughts are with you as you make the decision to stop smoking and kick the smoking habit.

Much Love and Success, Katie

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Meet trusted Wizzley author Jerrico_Usher, a writer who always has supportive and helpful comments adding value to my work with helpful advice for you the reader and myself the writer. You can read Jerrico's helpful comment regarding tips on how to quit smoking plus find him at his profile. There you will find many great and helpful articles one particular to help stop cravings

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Thanks Jerrico for your continued helpful informative feedback, much appreciated! Katiem2

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Updated: 05/12/2013, katiem2
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katiem2 on 10/15/2012

Thanks for adding this Jerrico, great information!

Jerrico_Usher on 10/15/2012

Liam, if the acetylcholine receptors are triggered over and over the brain creates more pathways to handle the transmission "load" so to speak... when you quit smoking it's not that they become less sensitive, it's that there are MORE receptors created because of the overwhelming "call to action" the nicotine created- the rush you get where you feel clear and can think fast, easily, and even creatively- why do you think writers often smoke?

This small benefit is outweighed by the toxic effects of the rest of the chemicals and the nicotine activating pathways (becoming habitual activations or withdraws in that particular segment ensue)... there are actually several forms of withdraw going on not just one. The brain does have something to do with it, but it's more of the body lacking something it's become accustomed to.

The sugar shake in this article is great for the sugar spikes nicotine causes

Choline in supplement form will help with the acetylcholine deregulation. What you need to do in part is to downregulate (turn off many of the "extra" ACh connections, and get the brain used to needing less to do the same work... the withdrawal period is this in action- but choline supplements could help you maintain a clear thought stream, it also helps with stress, and cognition. Nicotine activates the ACh receptors artificially but choline supplements are precursors to Acetylcholine (DMAE is the other ingredients precursor)... in fact you could take DMAE, Choline, Piracetam, Sugar Shake, and exercise.

This gives the body what it needs, it doesn't have to suffer without to heal and reach homeostasis again, but it does take time nonetheless. These things will help to alleviate symptoms but the overall problem is your body's addiction to cigarettes and what your body's become used to compensating for... Also taking lots of antioxidant rich foods like berries, acai berries, will help too. Part of the withdrawal pain is the free radicals the smoking puts into your body like a tsunami!

katiem2 on 10/15/2012

Liam, Thanks for adding this. The objective to this article was to point out something many who try to quit smoking don't know. I hope to help in terms of making those who are planning to quit aware of the sugar effect and how they can counter it reducing their difficulty and weight gain, if any. Thanks for contributing other helpful information. :)K

Liam on 10/12/2012

I read the article, but the pain one suffers when withdrawing from nicotine (and smoking) is due to the brain, and the over exposure of the mesolimbic pathway to nicotine. The nicotinic acetylcholine receptors become less sensitive so require a higher dose to 'activate'

While sugar is produced in the sugar because of nicotine, the 'sugar rush' you describe appears to be more related to the effects on the brain once again. It produces the release of a whole bunch of chemicals that go on to give the highs of a 'niccy rush'

katiem2 on 10/05/2012

lol lol lol must be hungry ;)

Jerrico_Usher on 10/05/2012

hey willie, wheres the cat?

katiem2 on 10/05/2012

Well I see Alf, you mean your are not Alf? Oh my.....

Jerrico_Usher on 10/04/2012

awwww it's nuthin... :) I just hope people don't think I'm ALF :)

katiem2 on 10/04/2012

Thanks Jerrico I'm going to add Piracetam and a intro to you. What great contributions you always make. I appreciate you always valuable input. :)

Jerrico_Usher on 10/02/2012

oh and syndicated (every time of course)!

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