Last year I decided after doing a bit of research that vaping sweet flavors would help me lose weight. Of course, I realize that only diet and exercise will help me lose weight, but my reasoning was that if I had sweet flavors in my mouth, then I wouldn’t be tempted to eat the empty calories, because I just wanted the flavor. So if I had the flavors, then I wouldn’t be consuming the calories. Well, that theory was flawed because without a proper diet, I was still consuming empty calories from my regular day-to-day food.
Now that I am on track and eating healthy food and have already lost more than 20lbs (1/5/2013 – 2/19/2013), I started vaping again. I placed a new order with Zeus eJuice for a 10ml bottle of Banana Nut Bread, and they comped me a 3ml bottle of Grape Jolly Rancher flavored e-liquid. Of course, the e-liquid I buy doesn’t have any nicotine at all so I don’t have to worry about an addiction.
Since I am on my healthy diet, I don’t have a craving for sweet foods anymore. Although I do have the occasional craving, I will eat fruit instead of cookies or ice cream. I do have a recipe for a fruit cookie that uses banana, apple, oatmeal, vanilla and a tiny amount of brown sugar. It’s not the same as eating a cookie, but I psych myself out, so to me it is. It’s all mental. The vaping is all mental too. If I vape sweet flavors then I’m getting the sweet taste that I wanted without the calories, right? Well, it only works if I say it works, and so far it does because I haven’t even craved the fruit cookies.
For anyone wanting to lose weight and think that vaping will help, let me just dispel that, it doesn’t. I mean, it will give you the flavors, but you won’t actually lose weight. This is my advice for losing weight and it is what helped me to lose more than 20lbs. Eat healthy! I started using this app on my phone called Noom Weight Loss Coach. It’s only available for the Android (sorry iPhone users). It’s free, or you could pay the monthly fee or pay for the full product. It’s your choice. Try it out for free and see if you like it. Noom is just a tool to help me log my food and exercise and it gives me great articles, but the food I am eating is what helped me to lose weight. I’ve been eating the Weight Watchers Smart Ones meals for lunch and dinner and also eating steamed fresh or frozen vegetables.
The vaping gives me the sweet flavors that I am not eating so I don’t eat empty calories. Vaping is pretty much a tool the same way the Noom app is a tool, they just do different jobs. I’d say it’s still worth the time and money, and if you are a smoker you could benefit from vaping because it will help you save money and possibly quit smoking too.
So if you want to start vaping, do this. Go to Smoktek.com and buy a SmokTek Express eGo CE4 650 E-Cigarette Kit for only $20. It’s a good idea to also buy a changeable coil clearomizer (round tip) with replacement coils too. Then go to ZeuseJuice.com and buy a 10ML bottle of whatever flavor you want.
These are the flavors that I like because they taste sweet. Banana Nut Bread, Pumpkin Pie, Grape Jolly Rancher, Strawberry, Raspberry (and let’s just assume all the fruits), Demeter’s Harvest, Candy Corn and Vanilla Ice Cream. It’s good to experiment with different flavors, but don’t mix too many with the same wick because the flavor stays with that wick, so if you use candy corn then dump it back into the bottle and put pumpkin pie in there, it’s not going to taste like pumpkin pie anymore, it’s going to taste like pumpkin pie and candy corn and the two don’t mix. It will probably end up tasting more like vomit lol. Trust me. I haven’t done that with those flavors, but I have done it.
You could try another website for your e-liquids, or go to a smoke shop to get it like that same day, but you will end up paying double. Zeus e-Juice charges $6 for a 10ML bottle which is equivalent to a carton of cigarettes.
So that’s my advice for anyone who wants to lose weight with vaping. You don’t have to take my advice because what might work for me might not work for you, but you have to ask yourself, do you really want it to work for you? If you want it to work, then it will work. Everything is psychological. Anyway, give it a go and tell me if it worked for you.
2 thoughts on “Vaping and Dieting”
Hello Xanapus. I enjoy your blog, and have been waiting for more entries about vaping. I started vaping in late October, and quit smoking cigarettes right after Thanksgiving. The big surprise to me was that vaping prevented the weight gain that you’ll get when you stop smoking. I know that isn’t an issue for you, because you didn’t smoke, but I have a saying now that “I won’t eat it if I can vape it”. Haven’t tried banana bread, but my faves are cinnabun and bear claw. During the holidays I vaped eggnog instead of drinking it. The only vape that doesn’t work is chocolate. The choc flavor in vapor liquids has not been perfected, and I prefer eating a bit of chocolate to vaping it. Anyway, good luck and vape on.
I am glad to hear that the vaping helped you quit smoking. I sure wish I had something like this available to me when I quit smoking in 1996. Then again I wasn’t in the same head space as I am in right now, so I probably wouldn’t have done it differently. I had all these new taste buds and I went nuts with food. I’m almost sure that if I quit smoking today and discovered these new flavors of food, I’d probably still go nuts. Who knows. Anyway, I’m glad things are working out for you. Keep up the good work!