valerie, quit coach
29 Nov 2017
18 Jul 2018
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With the nice summer weather we have been having, some of us
may be more self-conscious of how we look. Especially if weight gain is a
concern when you are trying to quit smoking.
Here are some tips on not gaining while quitting:
Eat regularly about every 3-4hours: Skipping meals can
result in over-eating later and irritability which may make it harder to resist
Choose Healthy snacks: Eating small portions from 2 or 3
different food group.
Shop smart: Go to the grocery store with a list and when you
are not hungry.
Limiting Alcohol intake: As it is empty in calories and can
be a trigger for smoking.
Stay Active: Will help you burn some calories, feel great
and help you deal with stress.
- Staying active also increases your chance of quitting, decrease your cravings and changes to your mood.
Alternatives to unhealthy foods
- Drink water, such on a mint toothpick, fresh fruits or sugar-free candies
Do things in moderation and do any physical activities that
are within your abilities/limits.
Feel free to share with us your experience on how you may
have dealt with this concern as you have been trying to quit or stay quit.
Wishing you all a nice summer!