On February 11th, 2015, I quit smoking and had a most unusual experience. Despite many other failed quit attempts, this time, I had no cigarette cravings at all.
Normally, when I tried to quit smoking, the withdrawal symptoms went something like this:
- Day 1-3
- Craving caffeine and nicotine
- Day 3-5
- Starting to say things I don’t mean, bargaining for cigarettes
- Voracious appetite begins (eating 3x or greater my usual diet)
- Extreme dependence on caffeine (usually coke or coffee)
- BMs suffer, highly irregular
- Day 4-10
- Frantic attempts to acquire smokes, including searching cars and couches for change and walking to a store in the middle of the night
- Claustrophobia / Nausea
- Constant Anxiety and Nervousness
- Depression / Despair
However, when I quit this time, on February 11th, 2015, I experienced no cravings at all from day 1, onwards. The experience was not pleasant, of course, I did have withdrawals. But they were different.
- Day 2-5
- Mild Nausea / Vertigo
- Feelings of overwhelm / anxiety
My withdrawals came on quickly. And they were over quickly. I did not experience my most dreaded symptoms (voracious eating and weight gain, Claustrophobia, agitation / anger).
So, what can I say accounted for this change? The only change in lifestyle, started the previous late September when I started taking Plexus Slim, daily, without exception. I had taken, and enjoyed, the product previously, which had resulted in some very positive changes in my health, but I had not been consistent.
After a couple months, cigarettes literally started tasting bad to me. Why would this happen? I don’t know… but I do know that the Plexus Slim product “… helps keep blood sugar, cholesterol and lipids at healthy levels”, according to the product’s description.
Apparently, this balance in blood sugar had an impact on the way my body was doing things. My other addiction, caffeine (Coke and Coffee), also shifted. While I still enjoy those, I don’t consume them in the same quantities I used to. Nor can I… most of the time, a single glass, or less, is all I feel the need to consume.
How I supported my body during the quitting phase:
Please note, I am not a doctor and I have no authority to suggest that you take these products for any other reason than they are advertised for. Further, you may wish to ask your doctor before consuming them if you are concerned about their effect on your body. Do not contact me for health/medical advice.
I chose to increase my intake of Plexus Slim, by double (2 packets), the first week that I was quitting. Since my body would be reacting, likely harshly, to the difference in chemical balance, I wanted to make as much effort to balance that swing as possible.
In addition, I took the X Factor multivitamin from Plexus during this time as well (2 per day), to further insure that my body had as many nutrients as I could afford it.
During the second week (and onward), I reduced my intake of the Plexus Slim back down to 1 packet per day, continued the X Factor at the recommended dosage, and added ProBio 5 and Bio Cleanse to my regiment.
I did this because, historically, I have relied on cigarettes to keep me “regular”, and while quitting, I frequently would get very backed up. And although I did get backed up during Week 1, I found that the ProBio 5 and Bio Cleanse really augmented my body’s natural healing process, as I felt better and became completely regular without requiring Caffeine or Nicotine to “make things happen”.
So here I am, on Day 66, typing this all up, in the hopes that someone out there, who was struggling like I did, might be inspired to try again. To aid their body’s effort to heal itself and recover from the addiction of smoking, for their sake, and for the sake of their loved ones.
As you can imagine, everyone is very glad that I quit smoking… not the least of which, my gorgeous girlfriend!
Please send this page/video to anyone who you think could benefit. You can contact me on Facebook if you have questions (but don’t ask me to convince someone to try this! It has to be their decision), and all the products mentioned in this post are available at my storefront for Plexus, with a 60 Day Money-back guarantee. I greatly recommend purchasing as “preferred”. It’s not hard to deactivate your subscription, and after the first few months, the price goes all the way down to near wholesale prices!
If you are unable to take the product for longer than the guaranteed 60 days, I suggest taking the Slim for at least 2 weeks prior to quitting, to give your body time to adjust. I took it for about 3-4 months prior.
To the smokers, I say this: If in 60 days, you aren’t happily smoke free, get your money back and buy two months of cigarettes instead. You can’t lose anything, by trying this out.