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I gave up smoking 3 weeks ago. I have found that I have picked up a lot of weight very quickly. I have not changed my diet nor am I eating more than usual. What can I do to stop the rapid weight gain?

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Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry
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In brief: Lifestyle change

Congratulations on quitting smoking! Nicotine from tobacco boosts the body's metabolic rate increasing the number of calories burned.
Your metabolism quickly returns to normal after quitting smoking. So cutting calories/healthy diet and exercise are necessary to stop the weight gain. Consider professional help for advice on weight control if necessary: your doctor, nutritionist, weight loss group.

In brief: Lifestyle change

Congratulations on quitting smoking! Nicotine from tobacco boosts the body's metabolic rate increasing the number of calories burned.
Your metabolism quickly returns to normal after quitting smoking. So cutting calories/healthy diet and exercise are necessary to stop the weight gain. Consider professional help for advice on weight control if necessary: your doctor, nutritionist, weight loss group.
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