|Smoking Makes You Gain Weight?|
Many smokers continue smoking because they think they'll gain weight if they quit. But what if smoking was actually a factor in weight gain - but over timeall "How can this be?" you ask. Let me explain...
Your liver is your body's prime fat burning and detoxification organ. Actually, your liver does over a thousand jobs in the body, but two of its most important ones are daily detoxification and the burning of fat.
Now, it's no secret that smoking is a habit that pollutes the body with literally hundreds of different chemicals per cigarette. And when you have lifestyle habits that pollute the body in this manner, your liver (which is like the air filter on your car, but it filters toxins from your blood) becomes overworked from having to detoxify so many incoming chemicals.
In addition to being generally overworked, your liver will also eventually become congested with toxins. This happens because if your liver can't render a toxin harmless for you, it'll store it. Your liver does this to keep the incoming chemicals and toxins out of your bloodstream - and keep them from causing you immediate harm. It's a short term favor your liver does for you, but if it's allowed to happen continually, it'll cause problems over time.
With the habit of smoking, toxins will build up in your liver - and throughout your body. Eventually, your liver will struggle to do its daily work - which includes fat burning and detoxification. Actually, smoking is an excellent way to build toxicity in your liver and thus hamper your liver's ability to burn fat. But that's not what most people want. It's the opposite of what they want.
Quitting smoking is an excellent move in the right direction to dramatically decrease your incoming toxic load. In addition, doing a body cleanse, including a liver cleanse, can work wonders in removing much of the toxicity that smokers and even ex-smokers carry in their bodies. Because, unfortunately, most accumulated toxicity will stay put until some deep cleansing is done. And there's only so much of a toxic burden that a body can bear before it starts showing symptoms of problems. Weight gain is actually a symptom of an unhealthy liver! So are health problems.
It's no secret that health problems are more common and often more serious in smokers. Do you know why? The pollution of the body with so many toxic chemicals is certainly a large part of the reason.
But the other part is that by overburdening and overworking the liver, the chemicals actually hamper the liver's ability to detoxify itself - in general. And when the liver can't detoxify all of the incoming chemicals from smoking, and other common sources like processed foods, non-organic foods, lotions, cosmetics, and shampoos, you will undoubtedly begin to see health problems.
In addition, if you haven't quit yet, body cleansing can help you quit. This is because it's the chemicals from the cigarettes in your body that are causing your cravings. You didn't have cravings before you began smoking did you? So by removing these chemicals from your body, you can eliminate your cravings. Trust me, both dropping the butt and cleaning out your body can be the best things you've ever done for yourself. And you might just lose some weight in the process.