How to Manage Weight Gain and Nicotine Withdrawal Effects 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 research, only about 4 to 5 kg amount of weight is added to your total weight over four to five years, and you have a lot of time to change poor eating habits and get healthy and fit. Most of your extra pounds are deposited on your body within the first year after you quit smoking, most especially for the first three months. 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 makes women more at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic and debilitating medical conditions. Women who quit smoking tend to gain weight, with fats being deposited in normal and safer areas of the body that follows a female body pattern 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. 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. Most ex-smokers find oral satisfaction by replacing cigarette smoking with eating, so make sure to consume only healthy snacks like fruits and vegetables, cereals, granola, nuts, and healthy oils like olive oil and avocados instead of high-sugary and high-salt content, chew sugarless gum or drink water.
Be active and exercise more often, around twenty to thirty minutes a day everyday. 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 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. Eat more fruits and vegetables and avoid eating junk food or fast food.