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The Value of Eating a Well-Balanced Diet During Nicotine Withdrawal

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Updated September 10, 2007

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Eat a well-balanced diet.

Treats are fine, but be careful not to go overboard with them during nicotine withdrawal. Your body is working hard to expel toxins, which takes energy. Choose foods that will provide you with the high quality fuel you need. Avoid the empty calories of junk food.

Take a multivitamin.

Smoking depletes our bodies of nutrients. Give yourself a boost with the help of a multivitamin. This, combined with good diet, will help you minimize the fatigue that can often occur during nicotine withdrawal.

Stock the fridge with healthy, ready-to-eat snacks.

The key to making healthy choices when a snack attack hits is preparation. Keep a variety of cleaned fruits and vegetables on hand in your refrigerator, along with other low-fat treats that suit you.

Ideas include:
  • Grape or cherry tomatoes
  • baby carrots or celery sticks with low-fat ranch dressing or hommus
  • melon chunks
  • fresh berries in season
  • string cheese
  • low-fat yogurt
  • low-fat pudding cups
  • fudgsicles
  • frozen grapes
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