Monday, October 4, 2010

Eat Dog Biscuits to Quit Smoking

Kill the craving

"My cousin smoked for 20 years. She quit in an interesting way—she started eating Milkbone dog biscuits! She chewed on them to kill the craving and she quit." — Chris T., New York, N.Y.








 I was asked what nicotine withdrawal, and why it is so difficult to ignore. We all know that it is difficult to quit, and that there are multiple reasons for this. BUT, those that have never smoked, find it difficult to understand why it is SO difficult.

What does it feel like?

Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Cravings to smoke - 100 times more than craving for chocolate or that food you are not to have.
  • Irritable, cranky  - but seems like everyone else is being unreasonable
  • Insomnia  - or tired and when sleeping don't think about smoking
  • Fatigue  - lack of stimulant
  • Inability to Concentrate -- brain does not work > I gave out wrong cell # for myself
  • Headache  -- oooh yeah
  • Cough   - all that stuff starts to be hacked up
  • Sore throat  -  yep more release of garbage
  • Constipation, gas, stomach pain  -- lack of nicotine
  • Dry mouth  - have no idea why
  • Sore tongue and/or gums -- yes mouth hurts, and start to imagine already quit too late
  • Postnasal drip  - again body is releasing junk
  • Tightness in the chest  - tension I assume ..
  • Crave bitter drinks and food - pepsi, coffee, ginger
  • Urge to inhale - deep breathing helps a bit

Ways to Manage

The Five D's: DELAY  DISTRACT DRINK water DEEP Breaths  DISCUSS feelings 
     There are a few other techniques:
    Visualization has been used successfully for some and others not so good.
    Support Groups


    I am still learning about this, and the Tapping required to overcome cravings - for quitting smoking and also can be used for plethora of other issues - very successfully.

    I have been trying to find an exciting video to demonstrate, however cannot find the perfect video.
    Maybe I shall have to make a video that is EXCITING EFT.

    Please review this until I can find or create something more exciting:

    Also see:


      How to Quit Smoking Without Being Arrested

      Darleen has managed to get through the weekend, without smoking 
      - just barely. It is not easy.

      Steps to Becoming a Non Smoker
      I prepared with all the reasons, reading  books, listening to CDs , gathered gum and nicorette.
      I did not sign-up to any Quit Sites, as expect that all would come to a sudden halt, and reject me - there must be a limit to how many times you can actually 'try' to quit.
      The very first time I tried to quit, was probably the day after I started in 1971 - and the total number of times I have tried must exceed 200. Some tries did not even last 1 hour! The longest to date has been  8 months.

      What is different about this time?
      One thing.
      I know how to quit - just quit.
      I know how to prepare - have an official manual.
      I know how my body will react - have foods and extra low calorie snacks ready.
      I know my mind will try and negotiate - and have exercises and answers ready.
      I have done this before.

      The One Thing that is Different
      I am asking to be RELEASED from the addiction. As that is what is holding me.
      I am ADDICTED.
      I cannot think of freedom or how will get my life back - as my ADDICTION will convince me that it is fine to have just one puff, just one smoke, just one ...
      I chant (in my head), while I breathe deeply - "release, release, release" and calm myself.

      Your Support is appreciated.

      ... darleen