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You Don’t Have To Gain Weight When You Quit Smoking

Posted Nov 21 2009 12:00am

Are you a smoker and afraid to quit for fear you will gain weight? A new study has shown that women who quit smoking while receiving treatment for weight control are better able to control their weight gain and are more successful at quitting cigarettes. For years it was recommended that people should stop smoking first then control the weight and eating issues after gaining control of nicotine addiction. However, because of the increasing trend in obesity, more studies are looking at changing more than one behavior at a time. Women who stopped smoking and changed eating behaviors at the same time gained 2-2.5 pounds less in the first 3 months than people that only stopped smoking and didn’t pay attention to diet. If you are on an aggressive weight loss program, you don’t have to gain any weight at all after quitting smoking.

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