Stop Smoking and Gained Weight?

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I sometimes smoke.  When I drink I smoke but as you probably know I abhor both now.  I figure I only do it depending on the company, usually once a week or less, depending on what is going on.  I wasn’t/am not “addicted” like some people are.  I can’t stand the smell of second hand smoke from someone near me on the sidewalk.  Cigs in the morning make me want to throw up.  Anyways, here’s from EverdayHealth.com:

Q: I realize smoking is considered unhealthy under any circumstances, but how does it affect metabolism? Any tips for quitting without going on a major eating binge?

A:  Smoking doesn’t affect metabolism, but it does serve as a form of oral fixation. For that reason, people tend to eat more when they quit smoking and therefore gain weight. However, I recommend making exercise your new addiction. Exercise releases endorphins and serotonin, which make you feel good and will help combat the tendency to overeat.For those attempting to quit smoking…PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do. I have lost loved ones to this disgusting habit, and I am so bitter I can barely stand it. Death from smoking is totally preventable; it is a horrible way to die.

I have turned many people on to a book by Alan Carr, The Easy Way to Stop Smoking, and everyone swears by it. Check it out — and please do whatever you can to quit. Ask yourself this question: Do I want 20 extra years to see my grandchildren grow up, or a cigarette? Dude…come on!

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August 8, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Interesting Articles, Weight Loss Tips, WTF!?.

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