Our expert says:
Firstly, congratulations on taking this great step towards a healthier you. Stopping smoking can be a challenge and you may initially gain some weight, but in the long run it will do you so much good, not only as regards your own health, but also the health of your child and the rest of the family. The problem that stopping smoking may make one crave for additional oral satisfaction can increase the tendency to want to nibble. Please read the article on 'Stopping smoking' by clicking on 'Diet & Nutrition' at the top of this page and then on 'DietDoc's articles' and doing a Search for 'Stopping smoking'. You may find some additional tips that can help. While you are on the 'Diet & Nutrition' site also click on 'Weight Loss' to read about a slimming diets and all the pros and cons of slimming pills and fad diets. At the end of the day you need to reduce your energy intake by eating a low-fat diet and increase your energy output by doing exercise. Now that you are stopping smoking you will have lots more energy to be able to do exercise.
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