Originally Posted by prince of hooka
when i was competing for a body building show a few years back when i just started smoking hookah. when ever i would smoke hookah my veins would start popping out wich meant my insulin levels were rising because of the sugar in the hookah it didn't effect me at all and i was able to get to 3% body fat. but for what ists worth it enough sugar in my blood to make my veins pop out ( i was also carbohydrates depleted so my body was extremley sensitive) so i think it has some calories but not that much.
Hopefully you had a good nutritionist to get you through, and a good trainer for symmetry.
Insulin production and vasodilation have nothing to do with this. This is how nicotine affects the parasympathetic nervous system as churz and hajo pointed out...