At this point in time, we’re all aware that marijuana is great for relieving pain and as well as increasing the appetite in people who consume it. Luckily for anyone watching their weight (or food budget), it’s possible to control those cravings. Weed munchies prevention can be achieved in a few ways depending on your will, especially if staying in shape is important and you aren’t ready to end your marijuana marriage.
Surround Yourself with Healthy Snack Options
Munchies and marijuana are like peanut butter and jelly. Since marijuana increases appetite, it may be easier to keep healthier snacks around. For instance, when you go grocery shopping, only purchase healthy food. That way, when you do get a bit hungry, you can help yourself to some fruit, trail mix, or something that won’t pack on extra pounds.
If weed munchies prevention is temporarily out of reach, a great remedy is to choose snacks that are better for you so you won’t have the additional fat, processed food fatigue, or guilt.
A method similar is making sure you eat enough throughout the day, especially before your smoke. For example, if you’re at home after a long day of work and need to relax, eat dinner beforehand. Foods like proteins, vegetables, and whole grains will keep you full longer than snacking. Staying hydrated will also leave less room for junk foods.
Keep Yourself Busy
Try ringing up a friend, going for a walk (or drive), or even exercising instead of vegging out on the couch. Having less idle time or thoughts allows you to resist binge eating everything in your refrigerator. When you become good at redirecting your energy towards activities rather than your cravings, you can actually re-wire your brain to minimize your post-marijuana cravings.
If redirecting your focus doesn’t work, try chugging a bottle of water or another calorie-light beverage that can hold you over as you burn those extra calories, so you won’t get light-headed as you sober up. Bringing a water bottle also helps if you’re a smoker that suffers from cotton-mouth or weed-induced mouth dryness.