Our expert says:
Congratulations for stopping smoking, your health will improve dramatically. Please don't panic because you have gained 6 kg. It is a known fact that individuals who stop smoking initially gain a bit of weight (this is because your metabolism starts working more efficiently), but if you eat a balanced, low-fat diet and also do some exercise every day (start off by going for walks in the fresh air!), then the weight gain will stop and you will get back to your normal weight over time. I wrote an article on this important subject a while ago, so click on 'Diet & Nutrition' at the top of this page and then on 'DietDoc's articles' and do a Search for 'Stopping smoking' to read all the tips for overcoming this temporary problem.
Stick to your guns and you will get there.
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