How to Manage Weight Gain and Nicotine Withdrawal Effects After Quitting Smoking
Weight gain is a serious concern for some people after quitting smoking, but usually, it is in a modest amount. The fact is that the average amount of weight among ex-smokers is only about 4 to 5 kg over five years. Most of the extra pounds happen within a year after you quit smoking, most especially for the first three months. Of course, there are differences among the experiences of people quitting smoking when it comes to weight change that ranges from losing weight 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 only makes women at a greater risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic and debilitating medical conditions. 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. It is important to set short-term and long-term goals, get enough sleep, and get regular exercise. The causes of weight gain after quitting smoking can be associated with eating more food for cigarette diversion and nicotine effects on the body affecting metabolism. Most ex-smokers eat more food for oral satisfaction or as a replacement for smoking and they are very comforting, but it is best to choose healthy snacks, chew sugarless gum or drink water.
It is important to be active to prevent weight gain by exercising around twenty to thirty minutes a day every day. Crash diet is a big no no as it burns the muscle for fuel depleting you energy you need in performing your daily activities, making you eat more if you can’t withstand it anymore. Before eating for more, wait for sometime because it make fifteen minutes before you tummy signals your brain that you are full. It is fine vaping with nicotine e-juice if you can’t withstand the withdrawal effects but limit it. Eat more fruits and vegetables and avoid eating junk food or fast food.
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