How To Quit Smoking Easily

If you are wondering how to quit smoking, you are not alone. Just about every smoker wants to quit, if they are honest. They may not want to stop smoking right now, but they hope that they will stop sometime in the future. They may even think it is something that they can do any time that they want – but if they try, they often find that they can’t. When you are ready to stop, you will want to discover how to quit smoking in the easiest way.

Even people who only smoke a couple of cigarettes a day become addicted to nicotine and have trouble quitting. In fact, it can be harder for those people because they often escape most of the obvious negative effects of smoking – disease, social unacceptability, etc. They do not have the motivation that a smoker with a pack-a-day habit has.

In fact, motivation is probably the most important factor on your side when you are considering how to quit smoking. When you really, REALLY want to stop, you will probably do it. But if you kind of want to stop because you know it’s bad for you, but at the same time you think you could do it later, you will have a lot more trouble.

Motivation to Quit Smoking

So the first thing to do when you are figuring out how to quit smoking is to work on your motivation. Make a list of all the reasons that you want to quit. These could include:

  • avoiding smoking-related diseases
  • getting rid of that pesky cough
  • not having such a hard time when you catch a cold
  • better sex
  • whiter teeth
  • better skin
  • being more active
  • not damaging the health of those close to you

and most of all, being FREE from the terrible addiction. This freedom is something that non-smokers take for granted but it’s one of the most motivating factors that you can experience. As you quit, keep reminding yourself of the freedom that will be yours as soon as the withdrawal symptoms begin to lose their power.

Handling Quit Smoking Withdrawal Symptoms

The next step is to learn about those withdrawal symptoms and plan how you will deal with them. If you are troubled by irritability or afraid that you will gain weight, there are nicotine replacement therapies or even meds that can help with these things. Arm yourself with information and advice from your doctor.

Dealing with irritability and mood swings can be tough. If you are going cold turkey and not planning to take use any nicotine replacement, it is important to apologize for any outbursts that you have and remind the person that you are quitting smoking (even if they already know that). But this excuse for bad behavior gets old fast! Non-smokers will only accept it for a few days. Those who have quit will be more sympathetic, but current smokers may just encourage you to have a cigarette, so stay away from them.

Imagine if you could easily use the same method that allowed Paul Peyton, a heavy smoker for more than 14 years, ? to permanently quit overnight… Wouldn’t that be wonderful?Well, guess what – you can. In fact, ANYONE can do it.

But first, you need to understand where you’ve gone wrong in the past… Treating just the physical addiction to smoking. But it can only be removed completely by using targeted psychotherapeutic techniques. NOT by ignoring it and hoping it will go away. And CERTAINLY NOT by throwing even more nicotine at it, in the form of patches or gum. You MUST deal with BOTH parts of your addiction the right way, or you will keep getting those cravings forever…

Specific, step by step instructions ? we show you exactly what to do, so nothing is left to chance. You choose the timeframe ? implement the method at your own pace, as you feel comfortable. Tried and tested method ? this cutting-edge method has been successfully used to cure thousands of happy ex-smokers. Permanently removes your mental dependence at the subconscious level ? resulting in a permanent end to mental cravings.
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Most people who quit have some cravings for nicotine and again, you will find these much easier to handle if you plan ahead of time. Consider when and where you smoke and avoid those situations. Do you smoke with coffee? Switch to tea for a couple of weeks, or change the place and time where you drink your coffee. Do you smoke with alcoholic drinks? Alcohol will reduce your willpower, so it’s probably best to avoid those beers and glasses of wine completely for a while if you want to experience how to quit smoking in the easiest way.

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My First Video Post: Thoughts on Sugar

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  1. Erin

    That was great! I have to say I disagree with the commenter who said sugar isn’t an addiction. I feel like it is. And I think fattening food is, too. But that’s just my own personal experience with food, which I continue to struggle with. I want badly to go sugar free (barring special occasions) but there’s so much sugary stuff left in my house after the holidays, all I can think about is eating it. So I do. Ugh.

  2. Stacy

    Congrats on getting so far with the no sugar! I know what you mean about feeling like you just need more and more, so if you have figured out a way to nix that feeling keep up with it

  3. Sarah

    It’s a nice break I bet… to not think about food. I get that. I prefer using that head space for other things… something about the sugar just leads us to wanting more and thinking about it and thinking about it.

    Great post.

  4. krissie

    Girl, I love this. Love this.

    I love that you look at your patterns. And that you recognize your patterns. And you take steps to fix them. To remove the pattern. And I am very proud of you.

    I love that you’re talking about you. You’re not telling anyone how awesome they’ll feel if they follow your plan. You’re just talking about you. And I adore it.

    Your thinking is why I don’t bring packaged sweets into my house. Why I don’t eat fast food. Because it’s about removing the choices that we can’t handle. It’s about making the hard decisions before the situation even comes up.

    So well said. Again, I am very proud of you. And this video wasn’t awkward at all.

  5. Tink

    Hello I’m a new reader to your blog and I really enjoyed this video. I agree with the other comments- sugar does have an addictive quality – or rather, the peak and crash it causes in our body is a very hard cycle to break. Giving up sugar completely is self compassionate, i’m cheering for you!

    All of the weight struggles aside, you really an intelligent and beautiful young woman.

  6. Jessica

    Good job! Like one of the other comments said above, it is awesome that you are figuring out your patterns. You can’t figure out how to solve a problem without figuring out its cause, I think.


  7. Sarah

    It’s great seeing you and getting to listen to you talk. It really reminds me that I’m not alone in this struggle. Keep it up!

  8. Christine

    Great video! You are darling! I am so glad you are feeling good about it. I admire what you are doing.

  9. Angie Wheeler

    This video is great. You come across as so authentic and it feels like listening to a good girlfriend. I hope you continue the videos – I think they will absolutely bring you even more success because you are connecting with your fans on a whole new level.

    In regards to the sugar: The longest I have been off sugar is 2 weeks and like you I felt cravings just disappear. Unfortunately I thought that because I did not have cravings that I was safe to eat a sweet and I was totally wrong. Having the one sweet spiraled out of control – I imagine that is what a drug addict must feel like. And speaking of drug addict; I recently read “The Kind Diet” and Alicia talks about how sugar really, truly is a drug that we should take seriously. Give it a read – I think you will find it interesting.

  10. jojo

    I’m a night-time eater trying to find alternatives to snacking when the munchies hit…I opened up your blog, and enjoyed watching your first video post— in fact, I’ll prolly be able to actually pass the kitchen on the way to bed without grabbing something to put in my mouth…so, thanks. You know, I stopped drinking alcohol on June 1, 1999. Cold turkey. All or nothing, and leaving it out of my life is SO much easier than managing food issues, because– while one can easily live well without a good chardonnay (although I wondered for awhile if this was a myth!)– we obviously can’t go “all or nothing” with food. People nod sagely and say “Moderation in all things,” but sometimes that’s not true. Here’s to Sugarless Day 18.

  11. CarolineC

    Very inspiring video. And you are so beautiful. I need to consider a real break from sugar, as I know it is my downfall also. And you are so right about it leading to just general overeating of everything. Because the sugar gets me started and then it’s just a downward spiral. Thanks for getting me to think about it. I’ve been really struggling since the holidays and most of those treats have been sugary.

  12. Miranda

    Girl, you’re super cute.

    I think it’s awesome (AWESOME) that you’re doing this. Haters be damned. You know what works (and doesn’t work) for you. I think this sugar detox is gonna be HUGE. I’m excited to see what happens.

  13. Babycakes

    Enjoyed listening to your post. Very honest.

    Agree with so much you said about sugar, so much so that that you have inspired me.

    I am trying to not eat it, starting today. And it’s now past lunchtime and haven’t had anything, this is the first time in weeks!

    I know it probably won’t last very long but it will make me think more about its effects.

    But even if I slip up I can still go on trying not to eat it.

    Think you have hit on something very valid as it is super hard to just have one chocolate, cookie piece of cake and it really is easier not to have one.

  14. Stephanie

    First of all, your voice is so sweet and I just wanted to hug you bc of your sweet voice! There was just a sense of honesty that I loved about this video.

    Secondly, I started reading you bc of Miranda and Krissie and have found that you are so relatable for me.

    Sweets are my weakness as well. It is nearly impossible for me to just have a cookie. I am with you on the dozen. I use to get one of those 12 packs of powdered,cinnamon and plain donuts and sit in my car and eat until I honestly thought I could vomit. It was stress and lonliness, i think, that encouraged that behavior, So I get it. I also totally believe that food of any sort can be an addiction. It may be in the form of anorexia or over eating, but it is all very similar.

    I lost about 50lbs five years ago on WW and have been doing it ever since, so while I don’t know exactly what you are going through, 50lbs or 5lbs, the mental challenges are much the same.

  15. Erika

    Lorrie you are so cute! I love this video post. And I appreciate the no sugar update. It was really, really hard for me to give that up too but I know you can do it! And enjoy that cake on your birthday!

    Just keep doing the things that you really love and surround yourself with people who really love you, and take it a day at a time. I think that’s the best we can all do.

  16. Shan

    I’m so glad I found your site. Having just started a weight loss blog of my own, it’s so refreshing to see how honest and open and brave you are!!!

  17. Jennifer

    It’s really nice to actually see you and hear your voice love the video. It’s truly amazing to hear your honesty about your eating issues as many people can relate as do I but not many people will open up and talk about it. Love your blog!

  18. Wendy (Healthy Girl’s Kitchen)

    You are so brave. I really respect what you are doing.

    I was you 18 months ago. I broke the cycle of sugar addiction and compulsion as much as I believe it can be broken. I tried many times to go cold turkey on sugar and I did that for months at a time, but never for long enough. Until I finally started feeding myself truly whole highly nutritious food (mostly plants). I also was lucky enought to read a book about the differences between how thin people think and how overweight people think. Boy was that eye-opening!!!!!

    Long story short, I’m thin and healthy and happy now. It took work. It’s pretty normal now. I exercise regularly. I eat a plant strong diet. I don’t obsess about sugar. I rarely overeat. IT IS A MIRACLE!!!!

    I wish you ALL THE BEST and I hope that you find your way. My heart goes out to you.

  19. danielleislosingit

    As soon as I started watching my diet I noticed sugar cravings were Mostly Mental! I didn’t want a snickers, I was used to wanting a snickers.

    As long as I was nourished (veggies, fruits, vitamins) I didn’t need sugar anymore.

    I would reach for the snickers, and realize, I’m not even hungry. Knowing this and remembering it in the moment is half the battle.

  20. Vee

    I noticed how honest you are. You also seem very comfortable with being honest. It shows progress in your growth to be all that you were designed to be.
    I believe we are designed to be free and not be in bondage to anything. Let us walk in that direction.
    God is good
    Keep seeking Truth
    Love, vee

  21. moxiemaxey

    I’m a new reader of your blog and this video post was something that I needed to hear today. I had the kind of sugar overload day you described and your approach has given me something to consider as a possible option. Thank you and keep up the great work!

  22. Joy

    Oh, I related so much to this! But that’s why I love ya, because you are extremely relate-able.

    I know you’ve read The End of Overeating so you know how much sugar triggers us. That’s why I really try to stick to the none at all, versus, I’ll just allow myself one. And I do for it for exactly the reason you mentioned: one is never enough! Because it’s a damn trigger!

    Carbs are also a trigger for me but you basically have to have some carbs in your diet and carbs can be good if you are exercising a lot, choose better carbs, etc. You don’t have to have sugar in a diet and that’s why I love this journey you’ve taken. Your body will not miss out on any nourishment or fuel by not eating sugar so it makes perfect sense.

    In a non-sugar aside, LOVE the perfectly manicured brows. I am obsessive about brows so I always notice them

  23. janice carpenter

    Go girl. I really enjoyed listening and reading your stuff. I am 43 years old and looking to get back in shape. I only have about 20 lbs to lose but it feels like 100. My niece has about 120 lbs to lose. I am passing your webcast on to her. You are so real and genuine! Thanks for being so vulerable. Keep it up. I am doing the no sugar thing with you . I am on Day 5!!!! Good luck.

  24. Ginger

    Hey Lorrie,

    The video was great. Honest and open. I’m with you on the one leads to a dozen thing. It’s hard to admit our food issues out loud. Somehow, if you don’t say it, then it doesn’t count. I’m breaking my morning fast food habit. If I don’t eat, I don’t crave it.

  25. Rose G.

    Dear Lorrie, When I found your blog, and saw your video, it was a godsend. I’m considerably older than you but I’ve had this struggle with sugar all of my life, so I can really relate. In fact I started this new year with the resolution to withdraw from sugar starting this week. I’m eating a lot of honey crisp apples (which I’ve been able to find at Shopper’s and Walmart) about 30 min after normal meals when I start craving my sweets, and also at night. I’m a TV snacker and the apples have been a real help in that area too. When you say only 17 days, 17 days seems to me like a real victory. I believe sugar is an addiction similar to alcohol. My brothers are both alcoholics and I am a sugar freak. Science will tell you that sugar is processed in the body much like alcohol, so don’t sell yourself short for 17 days of victory because that’s a great accomplishment, and you are an inspiration to me. I hope we can continue to communicate because I’ve gone down this road at least 3x before, losing 30 to 50 lbs and sweets have always been what stands between me and keeping it off of me. I started this year at 196.5 and I’m 5′4+ Just cutting out sugar and doing two 15 min stints on the treadmill has brought me down to 189.5 in less than a wk. But when I saw your video about sugar, I had to let you know that there are many of us out here sharing the same challenge. Sugar isn’t really the enemy, it’s our ability to control it. Have a Happy Birthday, and stay true to yourself!

  26. Rachael

    Great video! I love your honesty and openness.
    It sounds like you have made a commitment to your new journey but at the same time you are not expecting perfection, that is why I think you will be successful. You are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

  27. Amanda B

    I just found your blog. I am currently at around 260 and I am 24 years old. I felt like what so much of you said hit home with me. I am the same way with the ‘oh I can have just one, well it won’t hurt to have two, then ten’. It’s a shameful thing I live with and keep from my loved ones. I cannot wait to read more of your blog, I have only seen the video and I can tell I’m already going to be hooked. Thank you for giving me a little hope.

  28. Megan

    I totally know what you mean. It’s sugar that always ends up doing me in in the end. I do the same thing where I decide I can have one cookie or whatever it may be and then it turns in to five, six, seven…..cookies. I have decided to just completely give up sugar unless it is natural, like in fruit. It’s just better for me that way and after a couple weeks, I’m finding I totally don’t miss it.

  29. J.

    Short tiime reader; first time commenter!

    Just wanted to say how much enjoy your blog that your issues with sugar sound just like mine. When I am on sugar I binge, the hiding food eating it in secret till you want to vomit kind. I can’t moderate my sugar intake because once I get a little it does become an obsession. It’s all I can think about. I have gone weeks with sweets only to allow myself one little piece of candy or cake, pow! Next thing I know I’m at the store stocking up for another binge.

    Today, I had a bit of a set-back, just a little because tomorrow is a new day, when I realized at breakfast the pumpkin puree I bought for my yogurt was actually pumpkin pie filling… but it’s what I had it had cost money, so I used it anyway. You can imagine where this ended up. I was fine at first, but during the day the sweetness crawled all over me, constantly reminding me how delicious it was, I ended up eating the rest of it this evening – I even started in on it while dinner was cooking. That’s pretty much a whole pumpkin pie in a day, just without the crust. Oh well, I have a headache to show for it at least it’s not around to tempt me any more_

    Anyhoo, thanks for sharing good luck! Seventeen days is awesome!

  30. Grid

    Hi there,

    I appreciate this blog so much. It helps to validate my issues with food.

    I find that if I have sugar, it sets the tone for the entire day. I can never only just have 1 cookie or 1 piece of cake. Also, when I eat sugar, I notice I’m never satisfied. It’s like I have this hunger that never gets satieted.

    I too, am trying to give it up. So far, unsuccessfully, as I’m sitting here drinking my latte as we speak. Congratulations on 17 days! Thank you for this blog.

  31. Jenny

    Hi Lorrie!

    I love your honesty and your ability to recognize your personal weaknesses. You are indeed an inspiration to me. Plus, I think you are so pretty. Thank you for the post! Happy New year!

  32. Meg

    love this video.. hope to see more. great topic!

  33. Suz

    I once tried Sugar Busters/which is basically no/low sugar and you subsitute all white things with brown. Like Whole Wheat noodles ect. but I totally felt the same way you did. So in control, my thoughts didn’t revolve around my next fix. ha ha. I never felt better in my life. Now if I could of just held onto it. I started craving things like the crunch of cereal, or chips. If I had held on and put more thought into satisfying that I would still be on it and feel great. Good luck to you and thank you for being so honest with us. We are all trying to figure out what works best for us.

  34. P.S.


    I just watched your video, and I completely agree with you. No matter what I do, it is always the sugar that gets me. In brownies, in cereals, in cookies (oh, god, especially cookies), in chocolate, in pies, cakes… I can never be satisfied with what “portion” of it should be. I have been successful at eliminating sugar in the short-term– like in 30 days stretches, but honestly, I don’t know if I could do it for a year, let alone for life.

    Props to you and good luck!

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