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Can smoking weed stop you from gaining weight?

Can smoking weed stop you from gaining weight?

Weed & weight: Marijuana increases your metabolism and may help you lose weight if you are otherwise eating healthy and exercising regularly. But it also stimulates appetite and you may feel like eating more. So if you cannot control the munchies and eat a lot of junk foods without exercising, you will gain a lot of weight. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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Can smoking weed lead to loss of weight?

Can smoking weed lead to loss of weight?

That is not a good: Weight loss strategy. In fact, many people feel more hungry after smoking or eating cannabis. ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking weed?

How can I stop smoking weed?

Stop or Gradual Stop: A visit to the doctor can help, especially if the doctor knows of successful rehab centers or addiction-medicine specialists, both of which may be helpful to a marijuana user wanting to go cold turkey (stop all use at once). For users with good planning skills and willpower, they can cut out a portion of their use (such as 1/3 or 1/2) every couple of weeks or so, and eventually get to zero use. ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking weed?

How can I stop smoking weed?

Cannabis: You want to try therapy and wellbutrin (bupropion) like meds that act on the reward center to decrease cravings. Also remember mj use can cause permanent neurologic damage esp from the street. ...Read more

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How can I stop smoking weed?

Consider: In most areas one does not know the quality of this substance. In addition, one does not know what might be mixed with the drug. This situation lends itself to many different problems. ...Read more