Keeping The Weight Off When Quitting

keeping the weight off when quitting

Keeping Off The Pounds When Quitting Smoking

It’s often one of the issues most smokers are very nervous about; they ask the question, “Will giving up smoking make me put on weight?” but the problem is that there are no hard and fast rules about this. Smoking is a diversion activity for sure…some people quell their natural hunger pangs with a cigarette whilst others claim they feel less hungry when they’re smoking daily.

The truth of the matter is this; people only put on weight if they consume more calories than they’re burning. So if you stop smoking and immediately begin eating double what you were as a diversion technique…then yes, you will probably gain weight. If you use other diversion techniques then no; you’re not going to suddenly pack on the pounds.

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Fail-Safe Tips To Keeping The Weight Off!

Using smoking cessation tools such as E-Cigs can be a good way of diverting the energy you once put into smoking; similarly, drinking more water will not only help you to avoid smoking but also eating as a well hydrated person is far less likely to experience cravings than someone who hardly drinks anything throughout their day.

Exercise can help; boosting your metabolism and contributing to a general feeling of well-being it serves two purposes in one; you will lose weight and your body will function better in general making your stop smoking drive more likely to succeed.

Below are your fail-safe tips for avoiding piling on the pounds when you’re stopping smoking.

  • Don’t go on a diet at the same time as you’re quitting; dieting can actually cause more weight gain during times of stress.
  • Don’t replace cigarettes with alcohol; alcohol is often full of sugars which will slow you down, cause low moods and make you more likely to gain as a result.
  • If you are already overweight, speak to your GP and get some professional advice regarding making a change for the better.
  • If you are a heavy smoker, consider using a replacement such as an E-Cigarette.

Smoking is bad for your health; this is a fact of life and whilst being overweight is also unhealthy, you are at far more risk on a day to day basis from smoking cigarettes. Attack the smoking first, then try to address the weight issue but don’t use food as a diversion technique…it’s a slippery slope!

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