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Well, it's no surprise that like most quitters I've experienced a little unwelcome weight gain immediately after quitting smoking cold turkey (I'm on day 16 now).
The first week, I snacked whenever I wanted because my focus was on dealing with cravings. The outcome? I gained 3 kilos in 9 days. So... in week two, I have been on a calorie restricted diet of 1500 calories a day and walking 5-10km on average each day. Snacks are all healthy and low calorie. The problem? I still seem to be gaining weight despite being on an overall calorie deficit of 600 calories a day!!!
Could my metabolism be a little screwy after quitting? Has anyone else gone through this and when did your weight balance out? Should I bother sticking to this low calorie (and very nutrient dense) diet?
I'd love any insights from a quitter who has been through this...
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