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.