A 41-year-old member asked:
Are there ways to avoid the weight gain typically associated with quitting smoking?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Addiction Medicine 40 years experience
It can be avoided: Weight gain after quitting smoking usually results from two things, both of which can be avoided.
One is the result of not breaking the hand to mouth habit of smoking, but replacing the cigarette with food.
The second is the result of the body's metabolism slowing down as much as 10% upon removal of the nicotine stimulation.
So reducing your calorie intake could help avoid gaining weight.
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Last updated Oct 28, 2016
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