But what's the point - I'll only end up putting on weight!

Hi Folks,

I'm visiting from the Weight Loss board and just wanted to say that from time to time people tell us there that they're addressing their 'extra' weight which they've gained since they've giving up smoking.

Generally, I'd advise you to tackle your smoking first and then - when you have that well under your control -, then consider addressing any weight gain that may have occurred. And there's plenty of good (and FREE) advice on the NHS live well lose weight web pages and lots of support on our board, mainly from people who are on weight loss journeys themselves or have completed them.

Since last Christmas, I've lost about 26 kgs and I can't really put into words just how much better I feel for it. My only question is why oh why didn't I deal with it years ago?

What I will say though is that when I look at the best life decisions that I have ever made, losing the weight, and giving up smoking (I was once a 60-a-day man) are two that are well up at the top of the list.

Good luck with your smoking cessation efforts.

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  • Hi Doikosp, Thanks for putting that post on I am sure many of us will find it helpful. By the way BIG well done on achieving your weight loss and for quitting smoking.. Like you say it seems it takes a few years before we admit to ourselves we are addicted to ciggys and food. Take care. :)

  • Aup Doikosp :)

    Thank you so so much for posting this :)

    This is what we quitters need to know ! cos I think we all put some weight on when quitting the cigs :( BUT thanks to you, we now know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel :)

    I bid you a massive well done to you, for quitting the cigs and loosing weight too :) :)

    Pete :)

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