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how to avoid munchies

Let’s face it: You’re going to eat something.

Some emerging research points to a specific cannabinoid called tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC), which contributes to a increased sense of smell.
As much as I am pro-marijuana, I want to address the elephant in the room that — for me — has led to a ton of overeating.

This also goes for anything else important that you have on your agenda.
It was the same old routine.
With the legalization of recreational marijuana in four states and counting, smoking weed is becoming increasingly more acceptable in the mainstream.
“The F*ck Its” is a term my old college football coach introduced me to.
Personally, I just don’t bring junk food in the house because I know it will be eaten about 45 minutes after I smoke.

It’s simple, but this needs to be mentioned, otherwise you will fall victim to the “The F*ck Its” syndrome.

With the legalization of recreational marijuana in four states and counting, smoking weed is becoming increasingly more acceptable in the mainstream. In a recent survey conducted in 2015, 58 percent of Americans say cannabis should be legal. Go…

But let’s face it—you’re probably going to eat anyway (that’s part of the fun, after all), in which case, Bissex recommends keeping away from more indulgent snacks and sticking with “healthier” foods like popcorn. If you’re ambitious, she also recommends sticking to vegetables but adding some good dips, so you don’t feel totally restrained. Elegant Stoner also recommends budgeting your snacks out in advance; set aside a container with a specific amount of Oreos, so you might be less inclined to go for the entire pack.

If you’ve ever been especially stoned, you know that a euphoric state accompanied by a case of unrelenting munchies is inevitable. Here’s some insight into why we crave such terrible food when we’re high and how to eat a little healthier if you’re trying your best to avoid it.
Elegant Stoner (!) also has some solid advice on munchie prevention which includes distracting yourself as much as possible, whether it’s a particularly intoxicating movie, or eating a big meal beforehand so you won’t be as hungry while stoned.

According to Janice Newell Bissex , a registered dietician and holistic-cannabis practitioner, your unstoppable hunger isn’t a figment of your stoned imagination. “When your stomach is [empty], your body releases this hormone called ghrelin,” she said over the phone. “When you consume cannabis, particularly THC, it triggers a surge in ghrelin—so there is some physiological reason why you have more of an appetite.”
The next morning, I woke up with greasy hands, ashamed of myself and my tendency to overeat while (very rarely) high.
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If you’re high right now, here’s a question that might cause your brain to short-circuit: Why…
I once ate half a baguette and several slices of ham in the rain on a street corner in Amsterdam.

According to Bissex, it’s partially because of that increased sensitivity to taste and smell that we tend to lean on junk foods when we’re especially high; you’re probably not going to find any real pleasure in chewing on a celery stick when you’re in a euphoric state. If you’re trying to stop yourself from overeating, Bissex recommends drinking as much water as possible before you get high. “You want to make sure you hydrate before you medicate,” she said. “It’ll fill you up a little bit.”

I once ate half a baguette and several slices of ham in the rain on a street corner in Amsterdam.