Quitting Smoking: Dealing With Weight Gain
Many people worry about gaining weight when they quit smoking. Some people don't gain any weight, while others do. But keep your focus on quitting. After you are confident of not relapsing, you can deal with losing any weight you may have gained.
If you do start to gain weight, there are steps you can take.
The important thing is to quit smoking. The minute you quit, you'll be starting a much healthier life.
- Smoking is much worse for your health than gaining a few pounds.
- If you try to lose weight at the same time that you try to quit smoking, you will probably have a harder time quitting. So deal with quitting first. Then deal with weight gain later.
- While you are trying to quit, focus on eating healthy foods and being more active.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: July 6, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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