Content of the material
- How to Get Weed Out of Your System Naturally
- Don’t skip breakfast.
- Eat regular meals
- Add a lot of fruits and veggies to your regimen.
- Drink water
- Plan your meals beforehand
- Avoid junk food
- Sample diet plan for one day
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- Weed stays in blood from 1 to 7 days
- How to Keep Weed Fresh for Longer
- Vape Pens
- The Smoke is in My Mouth, Now What?
- And Now How to get Unstoned
- (How to get unhigh – relaxing with weed, image from The Puff USA on Instagram)
- Approach 1: Quitting Smoking Weed Gradually (Step by Step)
- 1) Write Down Your Current Weed Intake
- 2) How Much Will You Cut Down?
- 3) Timeline with A Quit Day
- 4) Be Flexible And Patient During Your Schedule
- 5) Coping Skills
- 3. The Way Too High Fast Food Munchies Mix-Up
- 6. It can also make your workout wayyy more fun
- 7. Tolerance is Too High
How to Get Weed Out of Your System Naturally
There are different ways through which we can support the liver to do its thing. However, the following three protocols are a MUST for successful detoxing.
The first action towards successful THC detoxification is abstinence, or simpler terms, refusing to add more THC metabolites into the system.
This makes a lot of sense. You cannot try to get rid of THC metabolites from your system while still hitting the joint.
If you are a regular smoker of cannabis and toking has been baked into your everyday routine, I won’t lie to you that abstinence will be a walk in the park.
It’s a battle that you need to prepare for, not only regarding resisting the urge to light a stick.
It also involves getting ready to deal with the withdrawal symptoms that follow, including insomnia/bad dreams, decreased appetite, anger/irritability, nervousness, and stomach pains.
But it’s possible to abstain if you are armed with pure willpower.
Once you’ve successfully stopped adding more THC and its metabolites into your system, you now need to make it possible for your body to release the stored THC.
One way of doing this is by not adding more layers of fats than holding the THC molecules. And this is where the need for a change in your diet comes in.
Generally, the fatter you are, the longer it will be for you to detox.
But this might also be affected by other factors such as how long you’ve been smoking, how regularly, and the amount.
If you are a heavy smoker and have toked for several years now, the chances are that you have layers upon layers of THC- trapped between the fat.
Dieting to detox THC is more or less a weight loss program since it involves burning fat layers.
The following weight loss tips might, therefore, come in handy.
Don’t skip breakfast
Skipping breakfast won’t help much in losing fat because you might end up munching on unhealthy snacks once you feel hungry.
Eat regular meals
This might sound ironic, but eating regularly does help in losing fat. Eating healthy meals regularly during the day means that your body’s rate of burning calories is at an all-time high. If you love snacking, this will also be a good way to avoid unhealthy food and snack cravings.
Add a lot of fruits and veggies to your regimen
If you have to snack on something, let it be a fruit. Fruits are nutrient-based foods in that they have lower calorie levels but are rich in important nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, and fiber.
Replacing high-calorie foods with fruits aids in creating a calorie deficit, which is a key ingredient in your weight loss regimen.
Besides being low in calories, fruits are also rich in fiber and water and can, therefore, keep you feeling full for longer.
The same case applies to vegetables. Like fruits, vegetables are considerably lower in calories, yet they pack a punch in keeping you full.
You must have heard that drinking water can help in losing belly fat, right? Well, it’s not a myth. A study published in the Journal of National Institutes of Health found out that overweight women lost an additional 2 kgs (4.4 lbs) after increasing their water intake to over 1 liter.
Taking a high amount of water boosts weight loss in some ways. First, it increases the number of calories that you burn by increasing the basal metabolic rate.
Secondly, taking water before meals has been found to reduce the amount of food you consume, and this means that you take fewer calories.
Most health authorities recommend taking at least 2 liters (eight, 8-oz glasses) of water each day.
Plan your meals beforehand
Although not commonly discussed, planning your meals is another key ingredient to a successful weight loss program.
Planning a healthy meal every time hunger strikes can be tough. In most instances, this leads to eating out and eating foods that are not in line with your weight loss goals.
The benefit of planning your breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals is to determine the number of calories that go in each meal. It also aids in being particular to foods that help in losing weight.
Avoid junk food
Truth is said! Junk food tastes great. Stocking junk in your fridge or on shelves cuts your ability to resist the temptation to binge on it by over a half. So, if you can’t resist it, don’t stock it.
If you are purchasing packed foods, always read the label first to determine its calorie information. This will help evaluate how different types of food fits into your daily calorie allowance.
Sample diet plan for one day
- Hot whole-grain cereal with Blueberries and 1 cup of non-fat milk. There is a wide variety of whole-grain cereals that you can choose from, including cracked wheat, oatmeal, and polenta. Whatever you choose to go with, ensure that it has no added sugars or salt.
- Tea or Coffee
- Mid-morning snack
- 1-cup diced watermelon
- Vegetarian Chili
- Mid-afternoon snack
- Cottage cheese and fruit
- Spinach salad
- Chicken with cherry tomatoes
- Brown rice
- Frozen yogurt
While cutting down on calorie intake has been found to boost weight loss, several research results show that close to a quarter of the weight loss comes from burnt muscles if you are not exercising.
When you cut down on calorie consumption, your body results in other sources of energy, which includes fats and a small amount of the proteins stored in muscles.
According to studies, incorporating an exercise plan into your dieting regimen highly reduces the amount of lost muscle.
This suggests that your body relies heavily on fats to produce the energy required.
Another benefit of minimizing muscle loss is that muscle is highly involved in metabolism than fat.
This helps prevent the issue of reduced metabolic rate that occurs after losing weight and may hinder your efforts of burning fat in the future.
Important: If you need to pass a drug test, you should stop exercising on the day of the test to stop the THC metabolites’ excretion into the urine.
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Weed stays in blood from 1 to 7 days
THC is only detectable in blood for a short amount of time, hence this testing method is not that popular anymore.
After smoking, THC runs through the blood and gets stored into fat, where it stays for longer periods of time.
In general, if you’re not a regular smoker and you only took a few puffs, weed will stay in your blood for 1-2 days.
If you’ve used cannabis a few times in the past week, THC will stay in your blood for about 3 days afterward.
Yet, if you are a regular, everyday user you’ll need around 7 days to flush THC out completely.
How to Keep Weed Fresh for Longer
Different cannabis products have slightly different needs if you want to keep them fresh and potent. Here’s a quick breakdown of how to keep different cannabis products fresher for longer:
To keep flower fresh, you need to store it properly. This includes limiting exposure to light and open air, and maintaining a proper humidity level, typically somewhere in the range of 54 percent to 63 percent.
To accomplish all this, store your bud in either a small glass Mason jar or a container designed specifically for marijuana. Keep the lid on tight, don’t open it very often, and keep it in a cool dark place.
And for humidity control, you can either toss in a humidity control pack—check out Boveda, Integra BOOST, or a similar product—or if you want to step up your game to pro level, you can store your weed in a dedicated cannabis humidor such as the Apothecarry, Cannador, or another similar product.
To keep edibles fresh, leave them in their original package and store them in a place that’s away from open air and direct light. Be sure they’re in a cool location, as many types of edibles—especially things like hard candies and gummies—can easily melt.
The best way to keep your concentrates fresh and potent is to store them in small containers designed specifically for dabs. These are typically made out of glass, silicone, or a similar material. Keep the lids on tight and store the containers in a cool, dark place.
As with any other cannabis product, it’s best to keep your vape pens away from direct light. Because the cannabis oil is already inside an airtight cartridge you don’t really need to worry about humidity or exposure to air. As a final tip, store your vape pen standing upright, as this will keep all the oil at the bottom of the cartridge, ready for immediate use.
(Updated from a previous post.)
Nothing on this website should be considered legal or medical advice or as a substitute for legal or medical advice. Please respect the marijuana laws in your state.
The Smoke is in My Mouth, Now What?
While you take your inhales nice and slow, don’t stop inhaling once the smoke is in your mouth.
The tendency is to just sit there with the stagnant smoke for a few moments before blowing it all out.
Others may try to swallow the smoke down their gullet.
However, both of these methods are ineffective and are a waste of precious THC.
In some cases (such as swallowing smoke), these actions may lead to an upset stomach.
And Now How to get Unstoned
(How to get unhigh – relaxing with weed, image from The Puff USA on Instagram)
Okay, we’ve detailed some ways of getting too high– certainly, not all, weedy people are endlessly inventive, but assuming you have hit upon a recipe for how to get really high on weed (perhaps using one of our techniques or a combination of the above marijuana methods) then one of two things is going to happen: it’s gonna be a pleasure cruise or a voyage downward spiral to hell. Usually getting high is fun and relaxing, but if it does go south and take the edge, you can get woozy or have a bad weed trip resulting in a panic attack while high.
Without doing anything, you will eventually experience a weed comedown. What is a weed comedown? It simply means no longer feeling high, sometimes however you might feel a little let down or depression, especially after a particularly manic marijuana high. Sometimes a weed comedown involves a slight hangover; the symptoms of an herbal hangover can include nausea, confusion, a headache and extreme dehydration the severity of which will likely vary according to your body mass, metabolism, the amount and kind (or kinds) of pot that you partied hardy with, even the weather can be a factor – hot, muggy days can make a weed hangover far, far worse.
But, if you decide to self care and take you out of hyperspace because the high is making you feel panicky, dizzy, sick or maybe all three at once (we confess to have been there a time or two, but we did obviously live to tell about it), then there are ways to stop being high and bring yourself out of the anxiety plateau and back to life, back to reality. Nothing is magical, there’s no ‘weedstop’ or ‘weed-be-gone’ – unless you’re talking about the weeds in your lawn and garden, but here are some ideas on how to stop being high when it feels kinda like your high is killing you:
Approach 1: Quitting Smoking Weed Gradually (Step by Step)
When you want to quit cannabis with a gradual approach, you should create and stick to a step by step plan.
We have outlined some points you should consider before setting your ultimate quit date.
1) Write Down Your Current Weed Intake
Ask yourself what is your current weed intake? How much are you actually using on an average basis?
For example: If you smoke 1 gram of weed per day and 2 grams on the weekends, write this down.
You will use this information to decide your quit date.
2) How Much Will You Cut Down?
Now that you know how much you smoke, ask yourself what is realistic as a goal for cutting down?
For example: Will you be able to cut down to 0.5 grams of weed a day during the week and 1 gram on the weekends?
Write down the amount you want to cut down gradually. Setting realistic goals is important in this step.
You might be tempted to say you will cut more and end up not doing it.
This negative consequence may harm your confidence in yourself, so it is better to set a realistic goal than to set something impossible.
3) Timeline with A Quit Day
Set out a timeline with a definite quit day.
When you calculate the amount you cut, create a schedule of milestone days.
It is critical that you put your plans to cut back on a specific schedule, otherwise it will be very easy to slip back into using more.
For example: Every 3 days or 5 days, you will decrease the amount you decided from your cannabis consumption.
The day you reduce to zero is the day you choose as your quit day.
Please note that you shouldn’t select your quit day too much farther in the future since you may forget your goal and lose motivation along the way.
When motivation lessens, it will be easy to rationalize with yourself to use more than, for example, the 0.5-gram plan.
Thus, deciding on the intervals between milestone days is crucial.
For the timeline, put the reduction amount on a schedule. For example, the plan in step two will be completed for the next 2 weeks and at that point, you will cut that in half as well.
4) Be Flexible And Patient During Your Schedule
Be flexible and patient with yourself.
For example: If it turns out that cutting 0.5 grams is not realistic, instead of beating yourself up, adjust your goal to cut back to 0.75 grams.
It is okay to go more slowly than you set out.
The hard part is giving yourself the necessary time to adapt to the changes.
5) Coping Skills
Introduce yourself to new ways of regulating your emotions.
You may not realize how much weed may be acting as a coping mechanism until you cut it out.
Look at new ways of coping with stress, feelings of anxiety or depression before reducing use.
Prepare yourself for the reduction by looking into what might work for you. We will elaborate on this more in the following sections.
3. The Way Too High Fast Food Munchies Mix-Up
We all know that when the munchies hit while being really freakin’ baked, they hit really hard…
Two friends were driving around after blazing, enjoying 4 or 5 bowls. They were pretty stoned by this poit, and suddenly decided that they had the craving for McDonald’s. They decided to go through the drive-thru, which had a pretty big late-night line, (apparent,ly a lot of people have this “craving” in the evening, or maybe they are all just mega baked too).
After waiting about 20 minutes to get to the order window (which probably felt like 2 hours for the two high friends), one of them looked at the other and suddenly exclaimed, “dude, we are at f**king Wendy’s!”.
The duo got pretty embarrassed about the whole mix-up, but decided to order nevertheless because they were just completely starving by this point.
6. It can also make your workout wayyy more fun
Here we are, at the end; hopefully you have a better idea now about how to get super-high, what happens when you get too high, and how to stop being high – how to calm down when high when it feels like you are dying (and, we assure you, you most likely are not). What does being high on weed feel like? Usually mighty nice – there’s a reason that people love pot for reasons other than medical uses, recreational cannabis use is a thing because puffing is fun; sativa weed strains can give you kind of a heady manic buzz, whereas indicas can make you feel so chill that you are too cool for school or anything else and really just wanna curl up on the couch in a blancket burrito with some chips and channel surf the TV, and hybrids are a mix of the two. But sometimes being stoned turns south on you and the high harshes your mellow leaving you feeling dizzy, disoriented, deathly ill and damned nauseous and then you wanna know how to get unhigh as fast as possible.
It helps to know what you are getting yourself into – this is the information age and there is internet access everywhere from your phone to your laptop to even that Alexa thing that sits on your dining room table telling you things like the weather and driving conditions – so seek you some knowledge. We all have once the Rookie syndrome! Dispensaries and provisioning centers have somewhat knowledgeable staff, so feel free to ask questions – just keep in mind that they are trying to sell you stuff, lots of stuff and expensive stuff if they can, it’s exactly their job to do so. Experienced pot peeps are vast reservoirs of knowledge and experience and can tell you things – things like ‘how long do THC pills last, or rather the high from them?’, to which the answer would be 45 minutes to a couple of hours to dissolve in your stomach and get distributed through your blood flow to your brain and body, and the effects last about 2 hours assuming you don’t smoke or consume any more cannabis. What is ‘greening out’? Getting too high from weed, just what we have been discussing this whole time. See how that works? Ask a question, get an answer. Do as much of that as you need to so that you feel confident about your weedy decisions.
Even the best of us fall down sometimes, though and we underestimate the blunt or the medible and we get too freaking high – then what? We covered a lot of ways to kill off your marijuana high: Ibuprofen, or Advil and weed, the weed water cure (hydration, hydration, hydration), eating as well as eating a medible and then take the edge off an edible high, exercising the buzz away, using cannabidiol (CBD) to counteract too much THC, distracting yourself by figuring out what to watch or what to read while high, sleeping the stoned away, taking a cold shower, or maybe just quitting weed altogether – temporarily at least while you come down from being way too high, or maybe permanently if you just can’t handle your pot. If you need the physiological or psychological benefits of weed, then you can get some of the same effects from CBD or hemp oil – but without the psychoactive effects.
And we ended this cautionary blog with some first time smoking weed tips advice for newbies and pros alike: know your weed strains and types, know your equipment, carefully learn how edibles affect you and understand how to make and consume them, discover the difference between medical and recreational weed, familiarize yourself with what the law is wherever you might use marijuana, and learn yourself up and all you can so that you do make good decisions when it comes to the good herb and how to smoke it securely. Wisdom and experience take us from being neophytes and having the rookie syndrome to becoming pot pros.
Even pros may have a bad trip every once in a while that will bring them in a downward spiral, but learn from your marijuana mistakes – or better yet, learn from the mistakes of others! Our goal has not been to discourage your ganja explorations – just to give you a lifeline back when the weedy waters get too deep. We have all been there, you may be there, too, sometime – but refrain from a panic attack while high, if you can; rest assured, all will be well again because there a number of ways to stop being high – or at least slow it down, after all, what goes up must come down and you will too, eventually. If the buzz breaks bad, beat it back down with one of our unstoning tips and emerge from the experience a better, wiser stoner.
7. Tolerance is Too High
If you’re new to smoking then this is not going to be the case for you.
The more frequently you smoke the higher your tolerance is going to build up. Over time, your tolerance may get to the point that it’s very difficult to get high without smoking an exorbitant amount. In this case, it may be time for a tolerance break. Essentially, a tolerance break is when someone takes a break from smoking in order to lower their tolerance down to a reasonable level.
If you want to read more about tolerance breaks you can check out this article I wrote on the subject. The comment section is really great on that article so make sure you check it out.
Lastly, I want to mention strain tolerance. This occurs when you’ve been smoking the same strain for a long time. If this is the case then try switching to a different strain.
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