04 The Quit Smoking Diet


It is as simple as that, we're here to testify, ongoing and feeling great. Starting a diet will make your quitting smoking feel like a joke and you won't even think about it so much. Even if you were smoking 3 packs a day.

Now, what about food? Independently of your weight, we'll go for a well-known low-slow carbohydrate, protein-focused diet.

Meaning:
- forget most carbohydrates (starch as in, bread, pasta, cereals, rice, potatoes, beer, etc.)
- which also means no fructose (fruits, fruit juice) nor glucose (cookies, sweet drinks, etc.)

Which leaves:
- proteins: eggs, meat (preference for chicken, beef), fish
- legumes: beans, lentils
- vegetables: spinach is the best, broccoli is VG, all the rest is fine

Now, no carbohydrates (CH2O from now on) means a huge dip in caloric intake. That's all right: you just have to eat more, and drink much while you're at it. You'll have to anyway, because you'll be hungry. And it's OK: caloric intake from proteins & veggies produces much less fat than caloric intake from CH2O.

While we don't want to fatten unconsiderably, remember that the goal is not to lose weight. If you want to lose weight, that won't be achieved by eating less anyway: you'll just starve yourself, which is never good.

Ideally, have 4 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, lighter second lunch, dinner) with roughly 4 hours between each. We'll give some typical menus later on.

Also, set one meal to one day off per week: we don't want the body to adjust to the new diet, but keep it burning fat & stuff like before, so this meal/day off — when you may eat absolutely anything and in whatever quantity you want — is necessary.

And these few points are all the basics.

Let's review.

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