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How can I prevent weight gain when quitting smoking?

How can I prevent weight gain when quitting smoking?

One option: use of auricular acupuncture so that you don't experience craving. Hydrate well. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

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


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How to prevent weight gain from quitting smoking and replacing it with chocolate?

How to prevent weight gain from quitting smoking and replacing it with chocolate?

Find better snacks: If you are eating snacks instead of smoking, find some low calorie, low carb snacks that will make you happy, there are thousands of 100 calorie snack packs, have 2 a day and add lots for fruits and vegetables. There are lots of low calorie, 0 sugar chocolates, . ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight and stop smoking?

I'm trying to  lose weight and stop smoking?

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

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What are the best tips to quit smoking and avoid weight gain?

What are the best tips to quit smoking and avoid weight gain?

Program: A formal smoking cessation program. This provides education, support & medications. Auricular (ear) acupuncture is very effective for smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Why do you gain weight after quitting smoking?

Nicotine is a poison: Nicotine is a metabolic poison, leading the body to waste one third of the calories ingested. So after quitting, the body uses all of the calories that used to be wasted, and weight is gained. In addition, nicotine suppresses appetite. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to lose weight and exercise after quitting smoking?

How long should I wait to lose weight and exercise after quitting smoking?

Why wait at all: Go for it. It will help your Dopamine and make it easier to keep from relapsing. ...Read more

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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Can smoking weed stop you from gaining weight?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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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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Will i gain weight after quitting smoking?

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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How can I stop smoking and not gain weight?

How can I stop smoking and not gain weight?

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

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How do u keep weight off after quit smoking?

How do u keep weight off after quit smoking?

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

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If i quit smoking 6 cigarettes per day will i gain weight if i eat healthy and exercise?

If i quit smoking 6 cigarettes per day will i gain weight if i eat healthy and exercise?

No: People gain weight after smoking cigarettes because they don't eat healthy or exercise. If you stop smoking, that is already an amazing benefit to your health. Eating healthy and exercise does not make you gain weight. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Johnny Roy Dr. Roy
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If i stop smoking cigarettes will i gain weight?

Dr. Johnny Roy Dr. Roy
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If i stop smoking cigarettes will i gain weight?

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 more

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Need help when quitting smoking, how can I maintain or actually lose weight?

Need help when quitting smoking, how can I maintain or actually lose weight?

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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How can you avoid constipation after quitting smoking?

How can you avoid constipation after quitting smoking?

Fiber and fluids: Increase the fibre in your diet along with fluids. Also eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies. ...Read more

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How can I stop from grazing on unhealthy foods so I can start losing weight?

How can I stop from grazing on unhealthy foods so I can start losing weight?

Graze good things: You can eat pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds with husk helps with chewing, craving and healthy too. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is drinking alcohol when trying to lose weight or bulk up?

How harmful for your health is drinking alcohol when trying to lose weight or bulk up?

RIGHT: When you say "how bad" you know the answer. Alcohol doesn't take weight off or put muscle on. It really isn't meant to be used for either. ...Read more

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