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Re: quit smoking

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Posted by J on November 04, 2000 at 02:38:08:

In Reply to: quit smoking posted by Jarrod on October 16, 2000 at 01:47:55:

: I just quit smoking and am gaining weight like you would not beleive, and was wondering if this was normal. I eat the same and walk a lot everyday and was wondering if anyone knows something i could take or what to eat and not to eat, to get rid of the weight. I felt better when i was still smoking to tell the truth, this weight is a royal pain.

Many times when people quit smoking they unconciously consume more food to occupy the time they spenty smoking. In addition, smoking can dull your taste buds, and chances are you may not have eaten quite as much at a meal. Most people who smoke also do so directly after meals, which is another reason they cut their meals short. Believe me, I was there once also. I had two things against me, I quit smoking when I got pregnant, and both are well known for adding weight. I would recommend chewing gum, drinking a lot of water. Keep healthy snacks around, and make a special effort to monitor what you consume, you may be surprised. If you replaced cigarettes with soda, that is a good indication of where you extra caloric and sugar intake are coming from. If you have to drink pop, drink diet. As for any other reason you may put on weight. There is no research to show that cigarettes raise your metabolism or that they eliminate caloric intake. So I would suggest that there are certainly other factors that are causing the weight gain. Try picking up the excersize, areobic exercise, other than walking three times a week. There are a lot of supplements that may help, but healthy diet and exercise are your best bet. Good luck!

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