Quitting smoking

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Has anyone out there quit smoking cold turkey and NOT gained weight. That's my very poor but real excuse for continuing this horrible habit. ??

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    Sadly no but if you keep an eye on what you are eating then it should be easy enough to not put on too much and get rid of it
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    Hi glynnie. I stopped cold turkey and gained weight. I started to chew on diet candy and now starting slimfast shakes to curb the weight. I have medical problems and cant exercise. Good luck
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    Hi glynnie

    i have just started my second attempt at stopping. I stopped cold turkey a few years ago for over a year. I didn't gain any weight. I didn't replace my craving with food.

    the feeling of wanting a cigarette is similar to being hungry but you can't take your craving away by eating,it's just a distraction. 

    Im doing exercise or meditation when I fancy a cigarette, fingers crossed. 

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    i didn't gain weight initially because i weaned off from cigarettes (like a pack a day) to a vape but did gain a little weight (8-10 lbs when weaning off the vape). no worries though, it's better than smoking... i mean for me, i feel like i thought about smoking all the time when i was quitting but having a snack helped the craving. like for me those things were kinda separate. like i would think about smoking, but on the other hand sometimes i would have cravings and think about smoking but other times, it would be thinking about it but not really feel the craving, if that makes any sense.

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