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Best Weight Gain and Nicotine Withdrawal Effects Management After Quitting Smoking

Weight gain is a serious concern for some people after quitting smoking, but usually, it is in a modest amount. According to studies, the average amount of weight among ex-smokers is about 4 to 5 kg over four to years. The first three months after quitting smoking is the critical time when most extra pounds are added to your weight and within a year after quitting smoking. 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 research, the average weight of those who quit smoking will be the same to those who are not smoking.

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. As a woman quit smoking, the weight gain happens in the normal body areas such as the hips rather than the waist. Don’t worry too much about weight changes after smoking, it is best to focus first on being healthy than controlling your weight because an acceptable weight will come naturally after you established good eating habits and healthy lifestyle. You have to set your short-term and long-term goals, get regular exercise, and get enough sleep. 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. 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. 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 totally fine using vape with nicotine e-juice if you can’t withstand the withdrawal effects but limit it. instead of eating junk food or fast food, eat more fruits and vegetables instead, and drink water eight glasses every day.