How To Stop The Munchies When You’re High

If you’re like most people you probably eat a ton of snacks when you’re high. The weed munchies are a real thing and if you’re tired of the munchies high there’s something that you can start doing to stop overeating. While it might be one of the best ways to enjoy food, it can also leads to poor food choices that are not the best choices.

Or maybe you have no appetite without weed and the high munchies are the only way that you can eat. If you search “no appetite unless I smoke weed” you’ll find ways that you can improve the way that you eat so that you can stay healthy. 

You’re about to uncover what causes you to have the munchies, and how you can control them better, or at the least make better choices to maintain your healthy weight, and improve your wellness.

What does ‘munchies’ mean?

The munchies means you have an insatiable desire to eat everything that you see – French fries, a bag of chips, and a tub of ice cream. The food combinations likely won’t even make any sense, but at the time it totally does, and taste amazing.  This is one of the most wonderful experiences and one that only stoners will completely understand.

For some people, there’s nothing wrong with having the munchies. But for others, this desire to eat anything and everything in sight is not ideal, especially when it comes to avoiding excessive calories or eating junk food.  Some people are more likely to give in to their munchies and begin chowing down, while other people are less impacted by the munchies. There are reasons for this, and for how quickly it takes for the THC to affect your appetite.

There are several variables that dictate how long it will be before the munchies kick in – with the method of intake being the most influential. If you smoked, vaped, or sublingually administered cannabis it can take between 5 to 15 minutes. If you eat edibles, it can take up to two hours before you feel the effects of the edibles and an hour after that before the munchies effect takes over.  

Some additional factors play part in how quickly the munchies come on and these include your metabolism and individual physiology.


Why do you get the munchies when your high?

There are underlying factors that play a role in why you get the munchies from THC when you’re high. The endocannabinoid system influences the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is the part of the brain that plays a major role in your appetite, metabolism, and the reason you eat for pleasure. The THC interacts with endocannabinoid receptors and your appetites can become insatiable.

THC stimulates these receptors and it actually heightens the experience of food which is why you feel odd combinations of food or food in general so much more enjoyable. You may even notice that food tastes and smells even better after consuming THC. 

But how the THC affects your desire for food goes beyond the brain. THC increases the release of ghrelin. This hormone is secreted into the stomach and it stimulates hunger and it also plays part in the heightened experience with food tasting irresistible. 

The delta munches is a real thing because it’s a cannabinoid. However, Delta-9 THC, is a more tolerable and functional experience.


How to prevent the munchies

The munchies can be prevented, or at the very least you can experience healthy munchies when high so that you can stay on track with your healthy eating habits. Here are some tips that will help reduce weed munchies.

Eat regularly

Eating regularly helps to keep your blood sugar, or glucose from dropping. Low blood sugar can make you feel tired, dizzy, sluggish, shaky, and even pass out. It is also the culprit for eating more junk food.  By eating meals throughout the day you’ll be less likely to be hungry for junk food and have the ability to control the munchies.

Stay hydrated

Staying hydrated isn’t just to prevent the munchies, it’s just plain good advice in any situation. But it will definitely help control the munchies a little better. It will fill your stomach and help you to think twice before eating the pop tart you just spotted in the pantry, or grabbing the Hot Pockets from the freezer.  Drinking carbonated water is a good alternative if you don’t like water, it will help you feel fuller and even alleviate your dry mouth.

Pick the right cannabis strain to help avoid munchies

Not every strain will cause the munchies, which makes the strain choice extremely important when it comes to controlling the munchies. THC is the main culprit which is why choosing strains that are mile or rich in CBD and THCV will help to reduce or eliminate the munchies. 

Strains with high CBD help suppress your appetite. So the higher the CBD content the less hunger you’ll experience. There are other strains that are known specifically for being good “diet” strains, such as Durban Poison. Durban Poison contains high levels of THCV with is an anti-hunger cannabinoid. You can ask your budtender at Verts Dispensary for more recommendations.


Improve lifestyle habits

Changing various aspects of your life will help to curb or at the least make you think twice about what you put into your mouth when you’re not high, and even when you are high. Watching what you eat and adding an exercise regimen are essential. You can even work out when you’re high. Many people state that they are in a better mood when high and exercising. So why not match your high times with your workout times so that you’re in the gym when you have the munchies and no access to food.

Improving the foods that you eat will help with various aspects of your health. Eating more vegetables will help to fill you up. Veggies are loaded with fiber and fiber moves through your digestive system slowly, so you’ll be less likely to eat when you are high because your stomach will still be full. Of course, this alone is not going to be sufficient enough to keep your hunger under control but it will certainly help when combined with other options. 

Eat low-calorie and nutritious snacks

This boils down to wise food choices. Having the munchies doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t consume foods, just make better choices of the foods that you do consume. It helps to only have healthy food options in arms reach. You’ll want to make sure that the snacks you intend to consume when high are on the healthier side of the spectrum. While fresh fruits or nuts might not stimulate the same amazing feeling that you get when you eat that slice of pizza or a bowl of ice cream, they will adequately satisfy your hunger and provide nourishment. 

If you’re looking for weed without munchies strain then you’ll want to stop by Verts Dispensary. We have edibles that make you hungry but not high, a midnight snacks strain, and munchies strain. Stop in and talk to your local budtender and they will help you to choose the right strain to control your munchies, without affecting your high.

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