That you WILL gain weight when you quit smoking?
Well, if you don't stuff your face with food every time you think you want a cigarette (which is what I did yesterday
I'm on day 3 smoke free and have been doing a bunch of reading about the subject. Seems like everyone agrees that nicotine is a stimulant so your metabolism slows down when you stop providing it through smoking - hence the weight gain. Along the weightloss road, I've been gradually increasing my calories so I'm right about where I would need to stay for maintenance. Do you think I would be able to counteract that non-smoking metabolic slowdown by dropping my calories back down to a "losing" number rather than a maintenance number? I know, ideally, kicking up the intensity of my exercise would be the best thing but, at the moment, the fatigue from fighting the stupid habit has me having to really kick myself to get exercising at all so I'm going to have to take that one step at a time.