- The nicotine in cigarettes curbs your appetite so stopping smoking means you feel more hungry
- Hunger and craving for nicotine are both strong urges. When you stop smoking you may find it difficult to tell the difference between the two, which can lead to eating more
- When you stop smoking the rate at which your body burns up calories is slower
- Food can taste better when you stop smoking, this can lead to over-eating
- Some people eat unhealthy snacks (mints, biscuits, sweets and crisps) instead of smoking and find that the weight quickly piles on
During our six-week support programme , your Advisor will help you to understand why some people put on a few pounds when they stop smoking and how you can avoid this by preparing.
Call our free helpline on 0800 085 2219 to speak to one of our friendly team members and find out about your nearest session.