How To Quit a Bad Habit | Christine Hamilton | My Instruction Manual

How To Quit a Bad Habit

Growing up in western Tennessee, Christine Hamilton was surrounded by smokers. Both of her parents smoked inside the house until she developed sinus problems and a chronic sore throat.

At the recommendation of a pediatrician, they took their smoking
outside.

It helped. Christine grew out of the sicknesses. But it wasn’t long before she began to wonder what all the fuss was about when it came to cigarettes. She took her first puff at age 13, and was a pack-a-day smoker by the time she was 17.

Some family members warned her about the dangers of smoking, but Christine responded with the language she’d picked up from the relatives who smoked: “We all gotta die from something.”

By the time she married a non-smoker, however, reasons to quit were starting to pile up.

In this episode of the My Instruction Manual podcast, Christine Hamilton explains the steps she took to achieve her biggest goal of quitting smoking once and for all.

And nutrition contributor Michelle Jaelin joins the podcast to talk about three nutrition myths she wants to see busted in 2019.

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Episode 57 Show Notes

[00:00] Welcome and Intro

[2:34] Featured interview with Christine Hamilton

Christine Hamilton lives in western Tennessee. Her successful resolution to quit smoking is featured in my new book Winning Resolutions.

In this conversation, Keith and Christine discuss:

  • Growing up surrounded by smokers [2:45]
  • Why Christine finally decided to quit smoking  [5:20]
  • Christine’s final cigarette [10:15]
  • Why Christine decided to blog about her effort to quit smoking [11:30]
  • Christine’s advice for people trying to quit smoking [18:15]

[28:49] Nutrition contributor Michelle Jaelin on nutrition myths she wants to see retired in 2019

Michelle Jaelin is both a trained artist and a Registered Dietitian who is known as The NutritionArtist. She appears regularly as in newspapers, magazines and on television as an expert in healthy eating.

In this conversation, Keith and Michelle discuss:

[36:45] Closing words

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