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Hot Quit Newsletter, Issue #032: Elegant or subliminally helpless?
May 05, 2008
Hi

Newsletter No. 32:

Here we are with your May 2008 Newsletter from
The Ultimate Quit Smoking Guide

A quote to think about...

"The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
~ Walter Bagehot

Elegant or subliminally helpless?
An interesting observation by researchers show that the revealing of a woman's wrist can be seductive, like other ideas promoted and desired by men to keep women "down." A woman exposing her wrist gives a subliminal signal they are easy prey, and vulnerable. Look how woman smokers so often turn their wrist outwards when they hold their cigarette.

Woman think they are in control, but like other supposedly cool sexual signals, such as tight skirts and high heels, they restrict, make a woman helpless in many circumstances and can be downright dangerous. These things send a message to men that make them feel powerful, manly and protective.

Think thin
Think thin. That's the real deal from research at the University of Birmingham UK. They gave a group of students lunch, then just before they put out biscuits later, they asked half of the students to think about and write a description of their previous meal — in this case lunch. Those students ate far less than the students who were asked to think and write about a completely different subject — in this case a trip they had been on.

You'll know after reading all about quitting and weight on our website that gaining weight should not be a problem when you follow our guidelines. But just for fun, try concentrating on your last meal if you want to curb your appetite for unhealthy snacks.

Slippery elm
Wouldn't you know it, here's that old going-through-pain-to-get-gain again. Successful quitters often find themselves experiencing coughs, colds and sore throats in their early days after not smoking. It's their body eliminating stuff — bad stuff. After a few weeks things start to rapidly clear, sometimes with the odd bout of snuffles and inflammation over the next few months.

Slippery elm is an old tried and tested remedy to help you at this time. This herb not only soothes and clears mucus membranes but it also strengthens the immune system, has anti-carcinogenic effects and helps with an upset stomach and heals damaged and inflamed areas.

Buy some at your pharmacy or health store, follow the heating instructions and sip this pleasant tasting thick mixture when you quit smoking.

See you with the next Hot Quit Newsletter.

Warmly
Megan

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