Our expert says:
Well done for stopping smoking, you won't regret it. You should not gain weight if your are doing plenty of aerobic exercise like brisk walking and running on a daily basis and reducing your energy intake slightly with a diet that is moderately reduced in energy. The weight gain associated with stopping smoking is usually due to the fact that people start eating sweets, etc, to satisfy their cravings for oral satisfaction. In some cases, however, weight gain occurs because food is metabolised more efficiently once you stop smoking and this can be counteracted by the exercise and an adjustment in energy intake.
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