Smoking weed and dieting

Published Apr 14, 2019 10:14 a.m. ET
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Cannabis has a bad reputation for causing the munchies. The munchies lead to overeating and sometimes eating the food that will pack on the weight. Read on to see how marijuana can help you diet. A marijuana diet plan to help you lose weight.

The Perfect Strain for Dieting

Picking the correct strain is part of the solution to smoking weed and dieting. There is the thought that the two can not go together, using marijuana brings on the weight gaining munchies effect. It's not entirely true. Yes, there are times when you can'tkeep your hands out of the chip bowl, but there are strains that can help you with that.

South and East Africa are producing a strain that containsTHCV. This compound blocks THC; you will still receive the psychoactive feelings but not the munchie or high feelings, it can help suppress your appetite.

Durban Poison is a sativa dominant strain from South Africa. It has a sweet, earthy aroma and will keep you active. This will get you off the couch and into the gym.

G 13 This is a perfect strain to put in your gym bag. When you have finished your workout, this strain will ease any pain you have from the sore muscles. This is an Indica strain but will not leave you onthe couch. It will restore you and help you to relax after that two-hour work-out. Good for you!

The Cannatonicstrain is high in CBD and low in THC it will give you an upbeat feeling great to aid with your exercise regime.

Lifestyle Changes

A good suggestion for losing weight while smoking is to clean out of the fridge and the cupboards. Pack the fridge with healthy snacks. Prepare those snacks before you head to the gym. Make them tasty snacks like carrots and celery; appleslices are great to munch on also. If the munchies are hitting you after your evening run around the block, prepare a huge bowl of popcorn you can top it with some CBD Keif and a little coconut oil. It will help you relax after a hard day.

Committing to 150 minutes of exercise a week with the help of a nice sativa strain of cannabis can only create positive change in the weight lossprocess. Using its ability to help you focus and have clarity will put you on the right path to reaching the weight loss goals that you have set for yourself.

Positive Attributes of Using a Cannabis Diet

Using your herb daily may be proof that there is a correlation between THC and the ability it has in the reduction of BMI. Chronic users are less likely to gain weight. Regular users of the herb do boast smaller waists. Let’s light up.

Another positive attribute that cannabis gives us is the ability of CBD to help with pain in muscles, giving relief to those over-worked muscles. Using a topical CBD cream or ointment with soothing qualities and the pain relief qualities will help alleviate any of those back at the gym pains.

Every marijuana diet plan deserves a cheat day, sprint over to the fridge, grab some cannabis-infused brownies and enjoy!

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