The munchies are one of the most consistent side effects of consuming marijuana. While the side-effect of smoking pot does a good job of magnifying the most delicious tastes in foods, they also tap into our lizard brain, bringing out the animal in us when we so much as hear the crinkling of a Doritos’ bag. This is fine for occasional marijuana smokers, but problematic for regular consumers who need to account for their munchies before they take a toll on their waistline.
There are all sorts of imbibers out there, all with different strengths and weaknesses, which is why we’ve compiled this list with individual methods that people can commit to. Here’s what you should do in order to stay in shape and still find joy in your munchies.
For those who like to workout
If you’re someone who’s active and and smokes occasionally, this method shouldn’t be much of a stretch. Plan your smoking session in advance and start your day off with a good amount of cardio workout, activating your body and allowing you to burn up more calories as you complete your daily tasks. Once breakfast and lunch hits, focus on eating healthy, emphasizing on filling foods with low calories, like veggies and grains. This method gives you a pass for the day and allows you to enjoy your munchies to the fullest, snacking on whatever it is you want to snack.
If you’re organized
The most mature thing you can do before you smoke is clean out your home, throwing away cookies and ensuring that there’s nothing dangerous in your kitchen. Head over to the super market and stock up on healthy snacks like fruits and granola bars. Make sure you buy stuff you can eat easily and don’t have to cook, that way you won’t feel the need to order in delivery and destroy all your progress. Sure, this method sucks some of the fun out of the smoking process but it’s the most reliable thing regular smokers can do, changing their habits from the ground up.
For those with a strong mind
Before opening the door to the munchie monster, have a satisfying meal. Then get ready to distract yourself as much as possible, perhaps engaging in an activity that inspires brain power, like watching an engrossing TV show, writing or painting. Careful, though. Even if you’re distracted, this method has no way of ensuring that you won’t forget your promise and end up eating whatever’s in sight.