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  1. #11
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    Jul 2015
    Melbourne, Australia


    Hi there,

    For assistance with finding a reputable and accredited Marijuana Rehab Service Provider in the USA you can call the US Governmentís FREE SAMHSAís National Helpline on:

    1-800-662-HELP (4357)

    From what I understand, smoking cigarettes and drugs can raise our BMR or basal metabolic rate. When you stop smoking some people can put on some weight but the health benefits of quitting cannabis or cigarettes vastly outweigh the health risks of a bit of weight gain.

    Some people find that the hey feel so good after quitting for a while that they get more active and lose the weight. I hope this happens to you! You obviously have some skills n this area if you have already lost 150 pounds!


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  2. #12
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    Default Slowed metabolism = weight gain

    I quit smoking the ganj about a year ago and only recently, in the last 2-3 months have started gaining a noticeable amount of weight. I just turned 30 which could have something to do with it. But I remember the days where I could eat an entire cheesecake at two in the morning and never gain an ounce and now I have two slices of pizza and I can feel that Iím fatter and bloated from it. It is true that weed speeds up your metabolism and helps burn off food calories relatively quickly. Now that Iíve stopped, I feel like Iíve gained 40-50 pounds and it is starting to affect my daily life. I snore really bad now and sweat from literally nothing. Iíve never been the type to exercise as I didnít need too. But Iím getting the fat guy sweat now multiple times a day and my girlfriend is getting really fed up with the snoring.
    She takes topomax, a migraine medicine that made her (and many other women I know) lose an insane amount of weight. Iíd rather lose weight naturally than resort to chemical/pharmaceutical assistance. The sad part is I eat pretty healthy and donít over eat. I eat a turkey homemade turkey sandwich for lunch at work and while I do eat crappily on the weekends, I eat healthy during the week. Iím getting really embarrassed since Iíve put the weight on and me and my girlfriend are anti-workout people. She would probably think less of me for wanting to work out and I donít know what to do. I stepped on a scale at Publix and it was about 40 pounds more than I thought. I originally started smoking weed for fun but within six months to a year, I had to use it every day or Iíd get nauseous. To everyone who says cannabis isnít addictive; thatís bullshit. It may not be physically addictive, meaning you wonít go into withdrawals from it, but ANYTHING that you use daily can become addictive. If you take a sleeping pill every night for a year, you wonít be able to sleep without it. That is how weed works. If you let it become part of your daily routine and social structure, pretty soon you wonít be able to normally do those things without it. I smoked pot daily from the time I was 17 up until I recently turned 30 and had a lot of fun with it. But Iím really wishing I had never started. Those ten years of my life were spent on many couches and doing very little. I have a good job now but I always wonder how much more I could have done if I was like the rest of my high school classmates and didnít turn into such a burnout. I was the biggest stoner in my school and iím paying for it now. Let this be a lesson to you kids; weed IS fun and seems harmless, but trust me; if you use it on the reg, donít be surprised when you canít eat or sleep without it.

  3. #13
    Unregistered Cannabis Rehab Guest

    Default same!

    i stopped smoking about 6 months ago and have gained like 30 pounds... makes me feel better that im not the only one but it sucks bc i dont know how to make it stop

  4. #14
    Unregistered Cannabis Rehab Guest

    Default I relate

    I quit smoking weed in late January of 2019. Iíve gained 13lbs in about 3 months, which is weird cause I donít think Iíve changed my diet much (unless eating Queso from chipotle more frequently really adds to weight gain). I also donít exercise much lately, due to quitting during my last semester in college. I smoked weed everyday for over four years and pretty much stayed at around 125lbs. Now Iím 138lbs, which isnít overweight for me, but I canít help but wonder if a singular factor (such as quitting herb) or an aggregate of factors (stress from school, less exercise, eating too much cheese) is what had the biggest impact.

    I definitely noticed having very vivid dreams after quitting herb, which also motivated me to try and sleep more. Iíve been a bit lethargic after quitting. All in all, it can be hard to quit herb after using for a long, continued period of time. I still find myself wishing, at times, that I could smoke. But Iím glad that I changed my lifestyle. I think that quitting smoking could effect ones metabolic rate, but I donít think that one should stop someone from quitting if they think itís time. Iíve saved a lot of money. Tips for anyone quitting: go on walks and donít succumb to food as a main comfort, or switch to using alchohol as a way to feel ďhighĒ. It gets easier in time.

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