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. 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 studies, the average weight of those who quit smoking will be pretty the same to those who have never smoked.
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 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. 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. It is important to set short-term and long-term goals, get enough sleep, and get regular exercise. The known causes of weight gain after quitting smoking includes eating more food and nicotine effects on the body. 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. Do not even consider having a crash diet because it burns the muscle tissues for fuel depleting you energy that 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. instead of eating junk food or fast food, eat more fruits and vegetables instead, and drink water eight glasses every day.