Our expert says:
Stop smoking both the joints and the cigarettes immediately. You probably have an addictive personality so you may need to ask your gp to prescribe medications like Nicorettes to get you off these drugs. The joints just make eating control so much harder because as you say, you develop the munchies and then probably eat vast amounts of food, esp sweet and fatty foods because the so-called cannabinoid receptors that react to the cannabis are also linked to excessive intakes of fat and sugar. So stop the smoking and then start using that gym membership. You don't have to start your exercise at the level where you need to be a super athlete. Just start doing some gentle exercise (disregard that instructor who will want you to knock yourself out and this will demotivate you even further) and as you get fitter and lose some weight you can increase how hard and long you exercise according to your own programme. But use the gym! For slimming purposes you can use an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet). If you find that your motivation is just not good enough, contact the following Websites: Motivation = www.innertalk.com or www.motivators.co.za and obtain their motivational tapes to get you off the smoking and to motivate you to stick to your diet and the gym.
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