or: how to quit nicotine in four (easy) days.
day two is much like day one, only with a peak in the symptoms.
continue with lots of fluids (remember, this is how the nicotine leaves the body. and the sooner we get that unwanted guest out, the better)
16 ounces water + 8 drops lemon essential oil
1 Zendocrine Detoxification Complex Tablet (supports healthy cleaning and filtering functions of the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs and skin)
mild sausage patties, scrambled eggs, multigrain toast and a tangerine or navel orange* in segments.
*citrus in whole fruit form or in essential oil form helps to boost your metabolism and relieve stress, important when you’re going through this trying period.
diffuse citrus oils: wild orange, citrus bliss, bergamot…..or a favorite combination to lift your mood.
tuna salad on lettuce, side of raw broccoli and fresh fruit of choice
lemon oil + water
fresh carrot juice
grilled meat of choice, spinach (high in folic acid) fruit salad, low glycemic carb of your choice (sweet potato, acorn squash)
*the key being not to activate any triggers–in my pal here it was/is sweets….your trigger may be salty things, so modify as needed*
water with lemon oil + another Zendocrine tablet
*let’s talk motivation for a moment.
the morning after the dude’s last smoke, I had to leave for work at 7am, so I left a few notes around the house, the biggest one being this declaration on our bathroom mirror:
it’s important to keep reinforcing in your head that you are a NON SMOKER now!!
he took it a step further by putting notes around the apartment that were little motivators to himself:
these were posted in various eye-level locations, some with motivating quotes, some with our future goals, others with reminders not to even think about going out on that balcony…..his smoking perch….
when I asked him about them today, he said they were really mostly therapeutic when writing them out, he hadn’t really looked at them much since. the physical and mental act of preparing them, posting them, was the preparation he needed to start down this road.
do what you need to help with the mental aspect, visual reminders are very helpful with reaching any goal.
*key things to remember:
–the lemon oil water and the Zendocrine are going to speed up the “flushing” process. you should be urinating 2-4 times an hour by the end of day one, and this should continue until the end of day four.
–carrot juice: rich in vitamins A, C, K and B, that are proven to be efficient in removing the nicotine from the body.
–again: sugar/sweets may be a “trigger” (they were for my dude) so we learned really fast: no sweets until this passes!
–replace the “habit” part with another habit. this one is up to you, personally. day one might be too soon to figure that out. I bought essential oil inhalers that are white plastic and have a filter that can be filled with black pepper oil for him to use at work if (when!) the cravings hit….he can’t smell them yet, but I’m sure when those sensations return he will use them.
*symptoms you may (or may not) experience on day two:
fatigue, brain fog, lack of concentration, itchiness, panic, craving, frequent urination, sense of loss…possible headaches can start, although that was not the case here. the second day sleeping as much as possible is helpful, along with massive fluid intake.
get as much sleep as you can, and drink, drink, drink!
(personal note: he was really surprised, at this point at how “easy’ this was going and kept waiting for the “other shoe to drop”…..the key to success here is doing all the things, to reduce the severity of the symptoms, therefore eliminating the possibility of giving in.)
tomorrow: day three and you are soooooo close to being nicotine free!
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