How Smoking Affects Metabolism
While shifts in metabolism, along with dietary changes, can signal a slight weight gain when we stop smoking, we can take steps to build our metabolic rate back up in ways that benefit our health rather than destroy it, as smoking does
Smoking Cessation and Weight Control Tips
Statistics tell us that most people who quit smoking gain some weight initially. On average, that gain is between 4 to 10 pounds. And for a lot of folks, it is temporary and falls back off within the first year of smoking cessation.
Smoking Cessation and Weight Gain FAQs
Learn what you can do to keep your weight under control as you go through the process of recovery from nicotine addiction.
Smoking Cessation Book Reviews that deal with quit-related weight gain:
Managing Weight During Smoking Cessation - Reader Tips
About.com readers share the tips that helped them keep a handle on weight gain as they moved through recovery from nicotine addiction.
- Empowered and Thinner - Dee's Story
- Positive Domino Effects - Sally's Story
- Six Months Smoke-free and Losing Weight - Maia's Story
- The Chubster - Leslie's Story
Don't let the threat of gaining a few pounds deter you. There is nothing better you could do for your overall health than to stop smoking! Once that's accomplished, you can turn your attention to losing weight, if necessary.
Remember -- weight can be lost, lungs cannot.
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