How Smoking Impacts Ketosis

Are You Following a Ketogenic Diet?

If you are on a ketogenic diet and doing intermittent fasting, or are just doing a regular ketogenic diet and are also smoking, you may want to keep reading. I have some information that may impact your ketosis, your low carb regime or your intermittent fasting. And it’s very important information for you to know. It might encourage you to stop smoking cold turkey once and for all. 

Here’s What I See in My Practice

I have a large practice located in Los Angeles where I help people to stop smoking cold turkey, in only one session of stop smoking hypnotherapy. Many of my clients are people who are very health conscious and into healthy eating and/or losing weight. A lot of people are intermittent fasting these days. And a lot of people are on the Ketogenic Diet.

What they don't know before they come to see me is their smoking is actually elevating their blood sugar insulin levels. If you’re intermittent fasting you want to keep your insulin levels as low as possible. It’s the same with the Ketogenic Diet.

Here’s the Connection Between Smoking and Insulin Levels

So here's the thing, with a lot of commercial cigarettes, most of them are roughly 20% sugar because the tobacco is cured in corn syrup. So cigarettes themselves actually do contain sugar. Not many people know that. And if you’re vaping in addition to smoking cigarettes, or vaping alone, the juice that you use in your vaping device contains sugar as well. The amount is greater if it’s a flavored juice. So you’re inhaling sugar when vaping as well. Which is another reason that I don’t encourage people to use vaping to stop smoking.

Check the Products You Are Smoking

If you are going to continue to smoke, you definitely want to check out the products that you’re smoking and vaping and really make note of the amount of sugar that is in them.

Not all products are the same. For instance, American Spirits are not cured in sugar. But that doesn’t mean they don’t affect your insulin levels. Nicotine in and of itself elevates your insulin levels. So you need to factor this in if you're going to continue to smoke, and are trying to remain in a ketogenic state.

Here Are The Facts

I don’t claim to be an expert on insulin levels or blood sugar levels, and I want to be clear about that. But I do have some knowledge and expertise since it relates to the area I AM an expert in-smoking cessation. A lot of my clients are shocked to find out about the sugar in smoking products. But thankfully, they’re in my office for one reason, and that is to stop smoking cold turkey.

Once they become happy and healthy non-smokers, the sugar impact of smoking is no longer an issue. But if you’re still smoking and trying to achieve and remain in ketosis, this could be an issue for you still.

Are You Ready to Become a Non-Smoker?

If you’re ready to stop smoking cold turkey and become a happy and healthy non-smoker yourself, I encourage you to check out my free online masterclass, The 3 Mental Steps to Stop Smoking Permanently. It's all about getting into your mind and removing the mental roadblocks that keep you smoking. It's also a great introduction to my stop smoking hypnotherapy program. I encourage you and want you to know, you’ll love becoming a happy non-smoker who is living life the healthy way.


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