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Thursday, November 07, 2013

I am gaining instead of losing. I quit smoking 8 weeks ago and have gained 6 pounds! I loved to eat before but food tastes so much better now. I am snacking when I use to smoke and I can't think of how to stop. It is getting better by degrees. I have cut down on the endless eating and now am only allowing myself 2 snacks a day but my intake at meals has gone up tremendously. I am very happy being a non-smoker and wouldn't go back to it for anything but this weight gain has got to stop and I have to reverse the gaining to losses. while it's hard to work on the quit and diet at the same time I just want to hold my weight at this point and go from here for now. But I know if I don't be careful I could be in for a big weight gain. That's why spark People is so important to me now. I am encouraged by seeing all you Spark people who are doing so well! I know that soon I'll be able to join your ranks and be successful at losing weight again.
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    Congratulations on quitting smoking!
    Tracking is KEY. You won't know where the problem areas are unless you record your intake. Taking a drink of water and a walk before allowing a snack has helped me.
    Hang in there. We're your cheering section!
    1565 days ago
  • MEEMOM33

    I had the same problem and refused to light up again. I snacked on crunchy veggies, mostly baby carrots because of the low calories. The trick is to not use dips, sauces, etc. Also, I counted every single thing that went in my mouth. One teaspoon of sugar, a piece of gum,,,everything!!! The other thing that helped me was exercise, just moderate exercise, sometimes up to three times a day I would get on my treadmill or just go for a one mile walk. I'm not sure if any of this will work for you because everybody is different, but it worked for me. I have been under my "smoking weight" by about 10 pounds. Good luck!!!
    1565 days ago
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