Hi all. I am new to the forum. I am on day 28 of quitting with patches and inhaler. So far I have gained 4-5lbs but I reckon some of that is due to xmas and stuffing myself!
As my weight is a major issue (phobia about weight gain) I wondered if ANYONE has given up smoking and only put on a little weight or no weight at all?
I did give up a few years ago and I stayed quit for 2 years. I put on 3 stone but I also went on anti-d's and thyroid replacement therapy at the time. When I came off the anti-d's my weight just dropped off but I can't remember whether or not this co-incided with starting to smoke again.
I know that a lot of readers will say....don't worry about the weight it is better than poisoning yourself with cigarette smoke...and all the other cliches. This weight thing is a real problem for me though and I am seeking some encouragement to stay smoke free!!:D