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. 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.
In fact, smoking is associated with uneven distribution of fat among women 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. 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. 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 totally fine using vape with nicotine e-juice if you can’t withstand the withdrawal effects but be sure to limit your vaping episodes to prevent addiction. instead of eating junk food or fast food, eat more fruits and vegetables instead, and drink water eight glasses every day.