View Full Version : any brah's quit tobacco while on a cut?
05-03-2012, 08:00 PM
Im done with it... its time to quit. I tried once before and was clean for 6 mos, but that was for my ex girlfriend, not for me. I am ready to do this for myself now!! This diet has given me self respect when i had none before. I want to be healthy all around and kick this habit too.
what am i in for weight loss wise? is it all bro science? They say nicotine can act as an appetite suppressant; but i can stand to be hungry, its all in the mind!
if i stick to my diet there wont be any probs right?
Am i over thinking this?
05-03-2012, 08:43 PM
I quit tobacco immediately prior to starting a cut, but started using nicotine gum, and weaned myself off of the gum about halfway through the cut.
No problems from the metabolic standpoint (meaning my metabolism didn't appear to be slower off of nicotine). Nicotine does seem to be an appetite suppressant but the bigger thing imo is that when you finish a meal a light up or put in a chew or whatever, it's a habitual signal to stop eating. Getting past that was my biggest difficulty (sugar-free gum helps).
But if willpower is solid, and you are following an appropriate diet (specifically counting calories), I don't see any real issues.
05-03-2012, 09:02 PM
I was a very light smoker for the beginning of my cut (only about 4 cigarettes/day max). After about 2 months of cutting I'd given up smoking because it simply didn't make sense that I'm trying to do something good for my body but still smoke that garbage. It was a logical fallacy. Of course it was shaky at first but cutting/bodybuilding is a lifestyle and smoking works contrarily to that lifestyle. To me the choice was obvious. I wanted a lean body far more than I wanted to smoke.
Yes nicotine is an effective appetite suppressant. It's not uncommon to hear people gain 5-10 lbs after quitting smoking.
05-04-2012, 07:07 AM
I quit chewing about 5-6 weeks ago. I was planning on doing it when my bowling season was over; but I found out that my mothers cancer might be out of remission.. so I said screw it and quit completly. I go through alot of gum, and I even bought the mint tobacco free snuff in case I ever feel the need. so far so good.
05-04-2012, 07:12 AM
I quit March 11 2011. Never looked back.
Quitting cigarettes is WAY harder than cutting.
05-04-2012, 04:16 PM
Thanks for all the responses, and a huge congratulations to all of you who have been successful in quitting! I guess my question is, do you feel that it hindered your cut at all?
05-04-2012, 04:19 PM
I quit in early 2010 and it's the best thing I've ever done for myself next to losing weight and getting my fat ass into shape, although the latter wouldn't have been possible if I didn't quit smoking. I used to smoke 2 packs a day. Haven't looked back since. Now that **** disgusts me.
05-04-2012, 04:56 PM
Yup, I quit cold turkey.
I didn't find it hard to quit because when I was playing sports I would feel like 10 pounds of **** stuffed in a 5 pound bag, almost immediately after quitting smoking I noticed a huge difference.
That was a huge reason for me to not look back...well, that and the whole living longer thing.
05-04-2012, 05:54 PM
Cold turkey. Been that way for about a month now. The first week sucked a big one, after that it's steadily getting easier. I still get the oddball bad craving once in a while. They're fairly short though. Just need something to occupy your mind for a bit when you get them and you'll be good to go.
My wallet and body have never been happier.
HIIT the road
05-04-2012, 06:04 PM
I quit for 8 months cold turkey however started smoking again and haven't been able to go cold turkey again. It was hard but I was ill at the time with a sore throat, and the main thing that helped is that my diet was on point at the time. So good luck and hopefully you'll realise, unlike me, that when you've purged your body of nicotine that you never need it again.
Read Allen Carr's Easyway to Quit Smoking, puts all methods under the magnifying glass, debunking myths and offering practical strategies for quitting.
05-15-2012, 03:10 PM
I just wanted to give an update. i quit on 5/11 so i'm at the 96 hour mark. From what i've read, all the nicotine is out of my system by now. the first few days were terrible with physical symptoms, but now its only mind games.
i havent had the urge to eat more and my cut is staying on track
i know im not out of the woods, not by a long shot! but it does feel good to be clean. I feel better and im thinking more clearly.
thanks for the advice!
05-15-2012, 03:23 PM
I quit smoking 4 years ago, went cold turkey, was successful on my 4th attempt at quitting. I smoked 20-30 a day plus weed. have been training on and off for about 15 years but only took it really serious when i quit smoking. anybody that smokes and lifts is not a serious lifter imo, it inhibits the blood flow and oxygen to your muscles, you will never feel a real blood engorged pump until you have quit smoking. your stamina levels and endurance will be severely restricted when smoking, depending on the amount you smoke. op it will help you now to start drinking as much water as possible, this will combat withdrawel and help to flush your system...sugar free gum worked for me too.
05-15-2012, 04:43 PM
yeah, i have been drinking extra water and diet green tea to help flush everything out.
05-15-2012, 05:58 PM
yeah, i have been drinking extra water and diet green tea to help flush everything out.You mean snapple and arizona iced tea?
05-15-2012, 06:07 PM
I quit chewing two years ago when I started cutting. I went cold turkey, it wasn't all that hard you just have to realize that to succeed you may have to put up with some discomfort in both arenas.
05-15-2012, 06:18 PM
You mean snapple and arizona iced tea?
yeah i think it was lipton diet green tea. I heard it helps with the detox, dont know how true it is though.