How To Fight The Munchies When You’re High

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How To Fight The Munchies When You’re High

Medical marijuana users often find the appetite-stimulating properties of weed advantageous. But not everyone is grateful when their ganja gives them the munchies. If you want to take back control of your eating habits from cannabis, keep reading to find out how to beat the munchies.


The munchies are real. This is one thing ordinary decent stoners, medicinal cannabis users, and scientists can all agree on. Research, albeit carried out on mice, confirms cannabis use definitely stimulates the appetite.

We now have a better idea of how this is achieved, although we don't know everything. Regardless, we know enough to know that cannabinoids trick the brain into believing it is starved of fuel.

In addition, research by European neuroscientists at the University of Bordeaux indicated that mice dosed with THC demonstrated increased scent detection and intake of food. Cannabis certainly has more than one way to make you feel hungry and entice you to overeat.

Don’t fool yourself into thinking conquering the munchies is only a challenge for those that overindulge in edibles. While it’s true that THC can actually have an even more potent effect when eaten, all methods of consumption can and will give you the munchies—from a simple spliff to a dank dab and every puff of a vape in between.


You are far from helpless when it comes to controlling a case of the munchies. Over time, the munchies become less difficult to deal with. Most regular recreational cannabis users either learn to manage the munchies, or they give in to overindulgence. You don’t have to compromise your lifestyle or curtail your cannabis use to fight the munchies and win. The following are 5 ways you can settle the score with the munchies once and for all.


Anecdotal evidence from fans indicates that sativa strains high in THCV don’t tend to stimulate the appetite to the same degree as a heavy indica variety. Florida-based Biotech company Teewinot Life Sciences is currently developing pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoids. They plan to release a synthetic THCV extract soon.

In the meantime, sativa-dominant hybrids and Haze hybrids like Amnesia Haze XL or Super Silver Haze are probably your best option. These types of cannabis are excellent daytime smoke. However, if you prefer a more chilled out physical high, you might be out of luck.


It’s always a good idea to make time for regular exercise. No matter how busy you are, you should still prioritise maintaining your body. You don’t need to become the next David Goggins and start attempting to break world records for pull-ups or run an ultra-marathon to stay healthy. But you gotta do something. Get Active.

It can be playing sports, lifting weights, plyometrics, calisthenics, gymnastics, even walking. Just get your blood pumping and break a sweat before your cannabis session. If you can find an exercise that works for you and stick with the program for 6 weeks, you’ll notice the benefits. You won’t have to worry so much if the munchies strike if you’re burning off the extra calories through your routine. This won’t give you a licence to get blitzed every night and eat chocolate cake. But the odd donut won’t hurt either.

How To Fight The Munchies When You’re High


If exercise is not for you, that means sticking to a healthy balanced diet. Ideally, you should try to get some exercise and eat healthy. Fresh fruit, vegetables, lean meat, fish, and good fats from olive oil or hemp seed oil are all the body needs. Sure, you can cut out the meat and go vegetarian, or opt for an exclusively plant-based diet and go vegan if you want.

Whatever diet you choose usually involves eating at specific times and limiting your intake of carbs. It is possible to train yourself to become a fat burner. By following a ketogenic diet, fat becomes fuel for the body. It’s tough, but the results can be amazing. That's provided you can manage to stay in a state of ketosis.


Ditch all the treats and guilty pleasures. Clear out the fridge. Put all the takeaway menus in the bin. And delete the fast food delivery numbers from your phone. If you don’t have access to all the processed foods, sweets, chocolates, and ice creams that are the typical go-to snacks for munchies, then you can’t eat them.


Perhaps the best way to beat the munchies is through the practice of self-discipline. Mental mastery of the munchies is no mean feat. But if you’ve got the willpower to resist the false hunger pangs of cannabis, you’ll find out one way or the other soon enough. If you can beat the munchies with brain power, then you’re that rare breed of Jedi stoner. Those that can ignore hunger and still enjoy getting high really are few and far between.