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How to Manage Weight Gain and Nicotine Withdrawal Effects After Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking is the best health decision you have ever made, and although it may add you extra pounds due to some factors, the amount is usually modest for most people. According to research, only about 4 to 5 kg amount of weight is added to your total weight over four to five years, and you have a lot of time to change poor eating habits and get healthy and fit. Most of your extra pounds are deposited on your body within the first year after you quit smoking, most especially for the first three months. When it comes to weight changes after quitting smoking, people have different experiences that may range from weight loss to a small percentage of people gaining over ten kilograms. According to studies, the average weight of those who quit smoking will be pretty the same to those who have never smoked.

The fact is that women who are smokers tend to follow an uneven distribution of fats likened to the male ‘apple’ body pattern, with more fat around their waist as compared to women who don’t smoke. It is a fact that women who smoke have uneven distribution of fats likened to the male ‘apple’ body pattern, with more fats deposited around their waist as compared to women who don’t smoke. It predisposes an individual to heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and greater risk of death. Instead of the waist, a woman who quit smoking tend to gain weight on normal body parts such as the hips. If you are experiencing weight gain because you just quit smoking, it is more important to focus first on keeping yourself healthy rather than controlling your weight. You have to set your short-term and long-term goals, get regular exercise, and get enough sleep. Weight gain is thought to be caused by eating more food and nicotine effects on the body affecting metabolism. Food can be comforting that greatly satisfies an ex-smoker, but instead of eating high sugar or high salt food, it is best to choose healthy snacks, chew sugarless gum or drink water.

You have to stay active to avoid weight gain, have a regular daily exercise for at least twenty to thirty minutes a day. Do not engage in a crash diet because you will run out of energy that you need every day for work and daily activities, making you eat more if you can’t withstand it anymore. The fact is that it takes fifteen minutes for our stomach to signal our brain that it is full so wait for some time before getting another plate or serving. It is fine vaping with nicotine e-juice if you can’t withstand the withdrawal effects but limit it. Rather than consuming fast food and junk food, eat healthy food such as fruits and vegetables, make sure to exercise regularly, and drink water for at least eight to ten glasses per day.