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How To Avoid Gaining Weight When Quitting Smoking
Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more
Go for it: to lose weight go on low carb diet that consists of meats and above ground veges. cut down on grains-bread pasta rice oatmeal etc and potato sweet potato etc for smoking go cold turkey . it is addiction you cannot cut it down. if you quit right away it takes 4-5 days to go thru withdrawl and then be ok elapses are frequent with trying to cut down ...Read more
Why wait at all: Go for it. It will help your Dopamine and make it easier to keep from relapsing. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Smoking weight gain: Not every smoker that quits needs to expect to gain weight. Sedentary lifestyle choices, poor diet, and binge eating during withdrawal from nicotine accounts for the pounds for many. Early plans to eat right, exercise, and appropriately manage the nicotine addiction will be important to keeping weight from gaining. ...Read more
Exercise, good diet: Not everyone gains weight after quitting smoking but many gain 5-10 pounds (but the benefits of not smoking far outweigh the problems from increased weight). Exercising and making wise food choices can prevent this. See http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/smoking-cessation/avoid-weight-gain-when-you-quit-smoking.Htm for more info. ...Read more
NO: It is an excuse some folks use to explain weight gain !! or reluctance ,hesitation to quit ! What happened to will power ??? If one can resolve to quit smoking ,one can do the same with weight gain. Smoking ,besides being expensive,is no more couth ! specially for a young lady ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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