Yo, what’s good? It’s your boy Dan here and today we’re talking about something that every smoker knows about: the munchies. You know what I’m talking about, that sudden urge to stuff your face with anything edible after smoking a fat blunt. But is it avoidable? Let’s find out.
First things first, not all strains of cannabis will give you the munchies. Yeah, you heard me right. There’s evidence that different strains have different effects on your appetite. Some strains contain chemicals that can mitigate the munchies caused by THC. So if you’re trying to avoid the munchies, do some research and choose a strain that is low in THC and high in these other chemicals.
One strain that has been known to be “low munchie” is Blue Dream. This sativa strain has a high THC level but also has a yoghurt sweet and lemony smell that makes it a favorite for many smokers. Another strain to check out is Durban Poison, a sativa strain from South Africa that gives you an energy boost without the munchies.
But what if you’re smoking your favorite strain and still getting hit with the munchies? Don’t worry, there are ways to fight back. The key is to distract your brain from the urge to eat.
One trick is to grab a drink. It doesn’t matter if it’s cold or warm, fizzy or flat. Coffee works particularly well since it also gives you a jolt of energy to move on to another activity.
Another way to beat the munchies is to keep yourself busy. Do something that occupies your mind so you’re not focused on eating. You can sleep, meditate, go for a run, draw or paint. Just avoid activities that leave your eyes open, your body idle and your hands-free because that’s when you’re most likely to start snacking.
If you know you have cravings when you smoke, take precautions beforehand. Rather than stocking up on unhealthy food, remember your instincts. If it’s not there, you won’t eat it.
Another trick is to brush your teeth or chew gum. If this doesn’t work, try some gum. At a minimum, it will keep your mouth distracted.
Lastly, if you know you can’t control the urge to snack, try to only have healthy snacks on hand. Crisp, fresh veggies with satisfying dips can often do the trick. Hummus and salsa are two popular choices. Some of our other suggestions include popcorn, fruit, nuts and yogurt.
But here’s the real kicker: regular smokers don’t even get hit with the munchies as much as casual smokers do. Yeah, I know it sounds crazy but for real tho – medical users who smoke regularly note that the munchies go away pretty quickly once they build up some tolerance.
So there you have it folks, the truth about how to avoid or stop the munchies when high. Don’t let those cravings get the best of you – with these tips and tricks in mind, you can conquer them like a boss! Stay hungry (but not for food) my friends.