Tips to Prevent Weight Gain While Trying to Quit Smoking

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Preventing weight gain while trying to quit smoking can be done by finding a form of exercise that is easy to keep up and increasing protein in the diet, both of which will increase neurotransmitters in the brain. Avoid replacing one addiction with another using this health information from a registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist in this free video on healthy eating.

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Hi, this is Rachael Richardson with Nutrolution Incorporated in South Beach, Florida. In this clip, we're talking about tips to prevent weight gain while trying to quit smoking. And so as a nutritionist and dietitian, I've worked in...with many, many, many hundreds, maybe thousands, of people. And one of the things that I've noticed and that is very real is that when people are trying to quit one addiction, whether it's smoking, drinking, or any other kind of addiction, then other addictions start to creep up, including food. So people might start to gain weight. Well, one of the...some of the tips that I can give you that can help you so that when you quit one addiction like smoking, you don't take on another addiction, such as food is to find exercise. So smoking, food, and exercise all raise neuro-chemistry in your brain, and one of those things is very, very healthy, and that one thing is exercise. Also, I recommend that you increase your protein in your diet because this will also increase your neurotransmitters, and to really focus on getting a high mineral diet from fruits and vegetables and nuts and seeds, and all the healthy fatty acids that you need from your oils and your healthy avocados and fats. This is Rachael with Nutrolution in Miami Beach, Florida.


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