Many smokers, among other reasons why they still smoke, called the fear of the inevitable weight gain. Almost all of their friends who quit smoking really recovered, and they do not want that to happen with them. So is there a direct link between smoking cessation and weight gain? What is the cause of this phenomenon, and whether we can control weight, quit smoking? In fact, even according to statistics, you will get better not much. Many have dropped out smoke, did not collect any extra grams. Studies have shown that the average weight increases to a maximum of 4.5 kg, with a gain in weight of more experienced smokers or smoked more packs a day. Nicotine – a substance that contained in cigarettes, has only a small effect on body weight. When you quit smoking, and nicotine from the body is displayed, there is only slight and short-term weight gain of 1-2 kg, mainly due to changes in water balance. But the main reason why ex-smokers get better, that they are replacing cigarettes with food, replaced by a new old habit. HTC is full of insight into the issues.
Someone all day sucking hard candy, someone is always chewing on chips or candy. Former cigarette break at work now replaced by "snack." Comes to the fact that even after-dinner cigarette instead, they are also something to chew. It is this new habit that occurs almost unconsciously, is the reason weight gain in parting with a cigarette. If, quit smoking, you'll pay attention to what and when you eat, and even more so if this you increase your physical activity – you do not grow fat. On the other hand, even if you gain the extra 4-5 kg of – this is nothing compared to the harm that you receive, while continuing to smoke. Smoking – the cause of more than 400 000 deaths annually in the United States alone. And even if you recovered to 50 kg, it is still better to quit smoking.
Since cigarette smoke you inhale about 4,000 chemical compounds, and 40 of them are carcinogenic, that is, lead to cancer. Chances of heart attacks for smokers is higher than that Smoking, 2 times the risk of lung cancer in smokers – 12 times, and men – to 22-fold So forget about weight gain. For its control will require only a small bit of willpower and exercise. But in return you get good health, you'll feel better and, more importantly, your prospects in life are not as bleak as in smokers.