Yo, what’s good fam? It’s your boy Dan, and today we’re gonna talk about the munchies. You know what I’m talking about, that insatiable hunger that hits you after smoking some herb. It can be a real pain, especially if you’re trying to watch your calories. But don’t worry, I got you covered with some tips and tricks to control and prevent those munchies from taking over.
First things first, let’s talk about why cannabis gives you the munchies. It’s all because of THC, the main psychoactive component of weed. THC activates CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system, which promotes food intake and causes a heightened hunger reaction. That’s why you suddenly crave nachos, pizza, and ice cream after smoking.
But fear not, my fellow stoners. There are ways to stop the munchies before, during, and after smoking.
How To Stop the Munchies Before Smoking:
Prevention is key here. If you don’t want to deal with those pesky cravings, make the munchies more inconvenient. Keep any form of junk food away from your home and put the pantry under lock and key. Don’t deprive your kids of their snacks though, just make sure that door only opens when everyone else is around to enjoy the goodies inside.
Another trick is to try different strains. Not all weed is created equal. Some strains will make you crave mac and cheese quesadillas while others won’t. Experiment with different strains and take note of which ones bring on the cravings and which ones don’t.
Eat healthy beforehand. Snack on something healthy like avocado toast, banana and peanut butter, or yogurt and granola before smoking to fill you up for the next few hours. For actual meals, go for spaghetti squash, a quinoa bowl, or lean chicken with vegetables on the side.
How To Stop the Munchies During Smoking:
Keep yourself busy to avoid temptation. Watch a documentary, learn a new skill, write in your journal or do some cardio. Listen to some music or meditate. Do anything that isn’t remotely related to junk food.
Brush your teeth before sparking up a joint to kill off those flavors in an instant. No one ever had food cravings with a strong peppermint taste in their mouth.
Stay hydrated to combat dehydration and thirst that can fool us into thinking we need food. Grab a glass of water instead of reaching for that cookie jar.
How To Stop the Munchies After Smoking:
Get some exercise to burn off those calories instead of consuming more. Pick out strains that go well with working out but don’t do anything too extreme while impaired.
Try CBD oil if you’re about to be hit by those cravings. It can curb it without impairing you.
Head straight to bed if you’re feeling tempted by that box of glazed donuts sitting on the counter. Just separate yourself from the room before it’s too late.
Now some of y’all might be wondering if CBD gives you the munchies too. The answer is nope! CBD has a different molecular structure than THC and works in our body in a different way. Although research is ongoing to determine its potential in promoting appetite by altering endocannabinoid tone.
But let’s be real here fam, sometimes those cravings will get to us no matter how strong-willed we are. So when that happens, go for healthier options like sweet potato fries or air-popped popcorn instead of french fries or onion rings.
And there you have it folks! Some tips and tricks on how to control and prevent those pesky munchies from taking over your life. Stay safe out there and keep blazing responsibly!