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Your Life: Slimming news; DIET.

Byline: By Angela Dowden


I'm quitting smoking. How much weight will I gain?


Congratulations! Many smokers say the fear of weight-gain is their main barrier to giving up smoking.

One study found that 60 per cent of men and 51 per cent of women ex-smokers put on an average of around 5lbs in the long-term.

But don't let this put you off - the health benefits of quitting far outweigh out·weigh  
tr.v. out·weighed, out·weigh·ing, out·weighs
1. To weigh more than.

2. To be more significant than; exceed in value or importance: The benefits outweigh the risks.
 the downside Downside

The dollar amount by which the market or a stock has the potential to fall.

You might hear someone say that the downside on stock XYZ is $10. What that means is that the stock could fall by this amount if things got bad.
 of gaining a few pounds.

To have the same health risk as a smoker smoker A person who smokes tobacco, almost always understood to be cigarettes Ratio of ♂:♀ smokers Philippines64/19, China61/7, Saudi Arabia53/2, Russia50/12  on one pack of cigarettes per day, you would have to be roughly 125lbs (nearly nine stone) overweight!

The key to controlling weight-gain is to eat loads of fruits and veg, and get moving.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 30, 2008
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