The Roottie approved ways to control your munchies
Know Thy Weakness
We all have our favorite guilty pleasure foods that the right strain of weed will make us nom until the package is empty. Some of my go-to’s are sourdough toast, vanilla sandwich cookies, and lightly salted potato chips. However, without those guilty pleasure snacks in the house, we won’t worry about smashing six servings of cookies after a bong toke or a joint. Sounds too easy, right? Well, there’s more too it in the points below, but it all starts at the grocery store. Just don’t buy the stuff that is a guilty pleasure. Save it for every once in awhile. Stoned or not, it’s the right way to treat our body!
Stock The Good Stuff
As we mentioned above, it’s not that easy to just say no to the munchies. Sometimes we’ve just got to have a snack. For those occasions, we should keep healthy snack options available. We have to be easy on healthy food when comparing it to our usual packaged treats, especially if we’ve conditioned our mind to love salts, saturated fats, and unnatural sugars.
So don’t compare the taste outright, instead, I try to match the texture. For example, if you like chips and dip try to have carrots and hummus on hand. For those that like sweets, the right sweet fruit can be surprisingly satiating. Sometimes the munchies just come, so try to eat healthy options and keep it tight while staying high.
Not everyone is looking to quell their appetite after blazing. In fact, some people are using cannabis medicinally to inspire this exact effect. People with anorexia or going through chemotherapy appreciate this push to head to the fridge. That being said, there are various compounds that respond to each of our cannabinoid receptors, a complicated process that still isn’t completely understood.
The plant has many mysterious qualities, but scientists have burst some of the mystery in this case. It seems that THCv may actually curbappetite, making it ideal for those of us that aren’t trying to smash a day’s worth of calories in one sitting.Strawberry Cough & Durban Poison are among those strains.
The munchies don’t have to keep us away from cannabis, just follow our Roottie approved guidelines and stay on track with our fruit & veg… and herbs!
Cara Wietstock is a native Californian living in Washington state with almost a decade of budtender experience and even more stoner experience. While she's not pontificating on the current state of cannabis for Roottie, she is practicing yoga, sipping CBD infused teas and hiking through the Pacific Northwest.