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A 24-year-old female asked:

Gained 30lbs in 3 mths, quit smoking 3 months ago, went vegetarian 2 months ago, still rapidly gaining weight. what could it be?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Good for quitting!: Quitting smoking is very challenging, and many people satisfy the oral cravings by eating. Remember that vegetarian food isn't necessarily low calorie. Write down everything you eat for the next week. Start getting some exercise, even if it's just a little walking. See your doctor to ask about factors such as low thyroid function - which can make a person gain weight. And keep up the good work!

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