If your weed tolerance has reached intolerable levels, then you should consider taking a break. Sounds daunting, but the time and energy required to take a weed tolerance break is minimal. Here are a few tips to help get you through your next weed tolerance break.
Tolerance: What’s going on, and why do you need a weed tolerance break?
Research shows that weed tolerance is the result of a reduction of cannabinoid receptors in the brain. Specifically, the CB1 receptor becomes scarce for people who regularly consume weed. With limited CB1 receptors, THC struggles to find a home – and you don’t get high.
Fortunately, research also shows that CB1 receptors begin to replenish after two days of a weed break. They continue to replenish for 3-4 more weeks until they are ready to accept new THC visitors. Now you know the timeframe for a successful break. Let’s take a look at what to do during the break.
1. Create a plan
The first 2-5 days might be really rough, so you want to be sure to have a plan. Your plan should include activities, hobbies, meals, and social gatherings. The real trick to a weed tolerance break is to stay busy.
The easiest way to stay busy during a planned break is to have your strategy outlined ahead of time. You do not want to get caught with a free 30 minutes – your mind will likely wander towards the weed.
2. Consider natural remedies
We use weed for a variety of reasons. Everything from medical applications to creating art out of beautiful colas, we are using weed everywhere. Many people use weed as a sleep aid. Insomnia or trouble sleeping is one of the most cited weed withdrawal symptoms.
If this is your challenge, you might try melatonin before bed. Melatonin is a natural sleep aid that won’t leave you feeling drowsy in the morning.
3. Meal planning
A weed tolerance break will likely affect your appetite. Some of you will lose it, and some of you will discover the reverse munchies. Try to figure out which profile you fall into. If you lose your appetite, you will want to make a meal plan full of your favorite foods.
Indulge yourself in sweets to help boost your endorphins and mood. DO NOT allow yourself to get hangry – it’ll only make things worse if you don’t eat.
If you tend to discover a ferocious appetite during weed tolerance breaks, then your discipline is in for a test. When developing your meal plan, try to stick to healthy foods that are rich in natural sugars and medium chain triglycerides.
You hurt – you miss weed – don’t bury your sentiments in junk food. Keep that appetite at bay and you will win the day.
You could also consider using CBD products. If you find a CBD product that is made from hemp, chances are it will contain less than .3% THC. You will still get the beneficial qualities of cannabis but without the high. Don’t worry the low amount of THC will not affect the regeneration of CB1 receptors.
4. Physical activity
Keeping yourself busy is important. Keeping yourself physically active during a weed tolerance break is paramount. Exercise will help process the remaining THC stored in fat cells.
It will also stimulate the endocannabinoid system by telling it to start producing new CB1 receptors. Each step you take on the treadmill is a step closer to getting ripped on your favorite strain.
5. Social gatherings
We aren’t addicts, but weed tolerance breakers do need support. When you are building your plan, try to include social gatherings.
Give yourself something to look forward to. Go see a movie. Go play a pickup game of basketball. Invite friends over to have dinner. Talk about your challenges with the weed tolerance break – get support from your friends.
Keep yourself busy. Keep yourself talking. The minutes will turn into hours and before you know it you’ll be days away from a total weed tolerance break! Good Luck!