Losing weight after quit smoking

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Avatar m tn i see a lot of pp they smoking like me (i use too) and they never losing weight, i restart smoking and losing everything , why?but the thing really is annoying is this nausea , probably now i know , why i was feel very week the beginning on this week , eating very little (because the cigarette) but now i eat i little more but the nausea kill me . any suggestion?
Avatar n tn I am a healthy 39 year old female that quit smoking 8 weeks ago. I haev gained 16 lbs since I have quit smoking. My nicotine cravings are now under control, (I quit cold turkey so there is no nicotine substitute), so I have gone on a low fat, low calorie diet and I am participating in an exercise program of low impact aerobics. My problem is I am not losing weight. I have read that nicotine withdrawal slows your metabolism. Is this true and will I ever be able to lose this weight?
Avatar n tn I am a healthy 39 year old female that quit smoking 8 weeks ago. I haev gained 16 lbs since I have quit smoking. My nicotine cravings are now under control, (I quit cold turkey so there is no nicotine substitute), so I have gone on a low fat, low calorie diet and I am participating in an exercise program of low impact aerobics. My problem is I am not losing weight. I have read that nicotine withdrawal slows your metabolism. Is this true and will I ever be able to lose this weight?
Avatar n tn I haev gained 16 lbs since I have quit smoking. My nicotine cravings are now under control, (I quit cold turkey so there is no nicotine substitute), so I have gone on a low fat, low calorie diet and I am participating in an exercise program of low impact aerobics. My problem is I am not losing weight. I have read that nicotine withdrawal slows your metabolism. Is this true and will I ever be able to lose this weight? Will my metabolism return to normal? Thanks, G.C.
Avatar m tn t changed my lifestyle in any way, regarding eating habits, exercise, how much water i drink, etc, but i have recently quit smoking (~4 months), yet have not seen any visible changes, i.e. new fatty tissue, nor muscle because i am not more active than i used to be. The charts put me towards the overweight range (5'3", 130 lbs), yet i don't feel overweight at all, in fact it feels like i'm losing fat extremely fast.
1738455 tn?1310867954 Although it is unusual, my husband quit smoking cold turkey after having smoked heavily for more than 30 years and never once smoked again. He suffered no withdrawal symptoms, but he did gain weight which he has had trouble losing. I stopped smoking gradually, perhaps over a period of five years. I occasionally want a cigarette, but resist. I did not gain any weight.
Avatar f tn HELLO,I NEED HELP TO LOOSE WEIGHT,I QUIT SMOKING IN ALMOST THREE MONTH,EVERY SINCE THAN I STARTED GAIN WEIGHT,I NORMALLY WEIGHT 160 NOW I'M 215,AND I DO HATED,I'M NOT A BIG EATER OR LIKE JUNK FOOD TO MUCH,I DON'T EXCERSICE THAT MUCH,CAN YOU HELP ME HOW.
Avatar f tn I quit smoking 10 weeks ago and I never took up eating to take the place of them. I am walking 3 miles about 50 min 4 times a week and I do upper body weights as well 4 times a week and I am still gaining weight. I am eating about 2000 cals a day some days a little less. Lets say I am 50 years old :) My arms and legs are toning up but the mid section is getting bigger! Will this even out as my body gets used to no smoking? Not looking to lose pounds but inches, lots of inches!!
127596 tn?1210922622 m absolutely amazed at the night-and-day difference between the effects smoking - and not smoking - have on my sinuses. After a day or two of not smoking, I can breathe all day, every day, without any congestion. It's incredible. Definitely a plus. I have about a 50% hearing loss in my left ear; it's from a culmination of loud music and myriad head traumas. Anyway, since some of my hearing is gone, I've had a very keen sense of smell for years now.
Avatar n tn Weight gain is a big issue when u quit smoking. But in the long run its much healthier for you and bubs. Ive read of ladies on here that gained 60lbs + during there pregnancy and it sheds off pretty quickly after birth. I wouldnt worry about it, hopefully u plan on breastfeeding which helps a lot. While breastfeeding ur uterus conyracts which is how a lot of women lose there pregnancy weight within the first month to two months of delivery. Eat healthy and drink lots of water.
Avatar f tn Hi i quit smoking cold turkey 13 days ago due to acid reflux. I also quit eating unhealthy foods and cafeine. Im 32 losing a few pounds. The withdrawals ive been having are heartburn, bad diarrhea, i have cramps in belly, tingling sensation in hands and feet. Insomnia ill wake up at 3am and not be able to get back to sleep untill about 7am if its the weekend i can go back to sleep but in the week ill be up for work. Dizzy, sick feelings and its just horrific.
Avatar f tn I was a smoker before I got pregnant and the day I found out and looked at that pregnancy test I never smoked again. Yes, you will always have cravings, but I'm sorry I think its wrong for people to smoke while they are pregnant and even breastfeeding. I don't judge anyone, I understand what its like to want and need to have a cigarette. But honestly its not hard to quit, all you gotta do is think about your beautiful baby being healthy and that's all that you need.
Avatar m tn I'm not a health professional but have read a lot of reports from my own stress tests, and it sounds like you have a strong heart. An ejection fractions of 70% is something those of us with heart problems would embrace. However, you were given a big warning. Your family history suggests heart problems will visit you, especially because you smoke and are considered obese. I'ts not easy to quit, I know, but certainly it's possible. Losing weight is tough, also.
Avatar f tn t look it after two months . he more than double his weight . after I had him n got my first job I was buying packs left and right. And tree . but when I got pregnant with this baby I stopped everything cold turkey and I don't plan on starting again . I want both my boys to be healthy .
644974 tn?1312758070 But if quitting smoking means putting on some extra weight, who cares!!! You quit smoking!!! That is considered the hardest addiction to kick! So congrats again, and dont worry about the weight gain! :) I am very proud of you! I haven't been able to manage to quit, but I am still cutting back.
290867 tn?1333569278 With DS I lost a little weight and started gaining after I quit smoking, probably cause I was keeping my mouth busy, lol. This time I didn't gain a thing until about 23 weeks, and now at 39 weeks 3 days I've gained 35 lbs...NO clue how I've gained that much in 16 weeks, but yeah...if the dr doesn't seem worried, I wouldn't worry too much yet. As far as the smoking goes, with DS they got nasty and made me feel sick so I was able to quit easily. This time was harder.
1043311 tn?1253217338 It's in the hair until you quit smoking, and then get a hair cut that is. After a while you can just shave your hair, and say so long nicotine in the hair! It will grow out eventually.
Avatar n tn I have recently quit smoking in January (5 months and counting!!!) and have stopped taking Paxil about 3 weeks ago. I also have just began taking Hydroxycut for women. I do not understand why I am not losing weight. Last summer, I ran 2 miles 4-5 days a week and lost 15 pounds. What am I doing wrong? I am sweating profusely when on the elliptical and believe me, I am giving my heart a strong 30 minute workout.
Avatar f tn re eating like you should and not losing weight on purpose.
Avatar m tn Hi Nirban I smoked when I was younger too. Here in the USA, we have a patch. That helps. Dr can prescribe zyban & that's supposed to help too. When I quit, I did not use that stuff though. This is what I did. I bought some straws. Then I cut them to the length of a cigarette. I took them with me, so when I felt like smoking I'd hold a straw like a cigarette. I'd even puff or draw a breath on the straw. Helped to relax me. I'd have something to do with my hand too.
Avatar f tn I am a 39 year old male who quit smoking about 90 days ago. I have since gained a good 20 lbs. I could stand to gain the weight so no problem there, it is the distribution of the weight gain that seems odd to me. Most the weight gain has been in my lower abdomen, lower back and buttocks. My buttocks have even developed cellulite which I know is uncommon in men. Do you think I have developed a hormone imbalance since quitting smoking cigarettes?
Avatar n tn Additionally, I had heard that when you quit smoking it was common for a strong increase in appetite and weight gain. However, since I quit smoking I have completely lost my appetite, and have to force myself to eat when I am border line passing out. Is there any logical reason for this? I appreciate any advice you could give me!
Avatar f tn it doesnt just cause ur baby to have low birth weight. smoking has been linked to an increase in child asthma, skin disorders, risks for developing diabetes and types of cancers in childhood!!!