Our expert says:
The fact that your boyfriend has stopped smoking is excellent and will do his general health a great deal of good. However, it is not a good idea that he has now replaced one craving with another, namely for sweets and chocolates which are causing weight gain. I wrote an article on this important subject recently, so click on 'Diet' 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 these temporary problems, such as cravings. If you follow the advice then you too can quit, but without gaining weight. Encourage your boyfriend to have the physio and get his knee healed so that he can start exercising every day to counteract the effect of the sweets and chocs. In the meanwhile he should investigate if he is allowed to swim (heated pool at this time of year) without harming his knee as swimming is an excellent exercise that can help him to lose weight.
Wishing you both all the best
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