Health Tips for The Average Joe

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

While it is true that quitting smoking can cause weight gain because of withdrawal effects and poor eating practices, the few extra pounds are in a modest amount to most people. According to studies, the average amount of weight among ex-smokers is about 4 to 5 kg over four to years. Most of the extra pounds happen within a 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. In the long run, the average weight of those who quit smoking will be similar 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. As a woman quit smoking, the weight gain happens in the normal body areas such as the hips rather than the waist. If you’re currently experiencing weight issues after smoking, concentrate on keeping yourself healthy rather than controlling your weight because it just comes naturally after you established good eating habits and healthy lifestyle. Make realistic 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. 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.

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 getting another plate or serving, it is best to wait for some time because it takes fifteen minutes for our stomach to signal our brain that it is full. 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.