How do you smoke so much and stay so thin?!
This is a question I’m asked pretty frequently. Staying healthy is more important to me than being skinny. I take my health almost as serious as I take my weed. Just like my bud, the quality of food that I put in my body is impotent to me. I maintain a diet of mostly veggies, fruits, meat and try to live by the 80%/20% way of thinking. This means 80% of the time I eat whole clean food and 20% of the time I eat pizza and chocolate.
Below are a few of my favorite ways to make sure I’m eating right for my body and still crushing my munchies cravings. I believe that food is medicine and anything that can be solved naturally, should. Below are some tips and tricks I use to make sure I am eating colorful, healthy food even when the munchies strike!
Prep, prep, and prep! My biggest tip is to prep and cook all or most of your food before you smoke. I often will make dinner, put my oven on warm and keep my food in there until I am done smoking and ready to eat. If dinner is already made you are less likely to go grab those chips. I like to prep big batches of roasted veggies during the week so I can quickly get lunch or dinner done when the munchies strike.
Snack plates! These plates are one of the easiest ways to KO your munchies craving but keep it healthy. Again BEFORE smoking see what healthy options you have in your fridge and make yourself a plate or cutting board full of fruits, veggies, lean deli meat, pickles and maybe a few crackers.
Things I love to add to my plates:
- Nuts (pecans, pistachios or almonds)
- Figs (both fresh and dried)
- Apple slices
- Pear slices
- Green beans
- I like to add some lite ranch or protein peanut butter (Peanut butter mixed with chia seeds, flax and coconut flakes)
Snack plates are great for one or make an XL or a XXL if you have friends over for a sesh. By having everything there and in front of you allows you to munch until you’re full on good stuff so you won’t have room for the not so good stuff.
Hydrate! Increasing your H2O is super important for those of us that choose to smoke cannabis. Be sure to know how much you should be drinking daily for your body weight and add extra.
Swap your snacks! Pinterest is great for find ideas on how to make your favorite snacks healthy or replace them all together. Some of my favorites are Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt, Hot Chocolate Greek Yogurt (mix ½-1 pack sugar-free hot chocolate mix), or mixed berries with a drizzle chocolate and a little squirt whipped cream. These are quick and easy ways to crush your sweet tooth.
Get off your butt! No… really! Not much of a secret but you can’t expect to maintain a healthy weight if you’re living that couch potato life. Take your wake and bake outside for a morning walk. Go swimming or biking or maybe just walk. Part of my love for MJ comes from my love of being in nature and being stoned. If you really don’t like the outdoors, try doing jumping jacks, push-ups, sit ups or just get up and do a loop around your house during TV commercials. I love doing indoor workout videos as well. A quick youtube search can find everything from yoga to cardio videos with wonderful instructors. Two of my favorite are Blogilates and Tone It Up.
Overall I eat what my body wants. When I’m high my body doesn’t really know what it wants to I make sure to have plenty of healthy crunchy, salty, sweet and savory options nearby to prevent a trip to 7/11. I make sure I do something active almost every day and I listen to my body. Enjoy your food but know when you’re full and make sure to stay hydrated!