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Who can help me not gain weight when I quit smoking?

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Find a professional who can help. Don’t be afraid to seek help from a professional. Some people need the support and guidance of a dietician or nutritionist. These experts can give you personalized advice, and help you create an individualized plan that fits your needs.

SOURCES: 

American Heart Association: “How Can I Avoid Weight Gain When I Stop Smoking?”

American Cancer Society: “Staying Tobacco-free After You Quit Smoking.”

Mayo Clinic: “Why is weight gain common after you quit smoking? What can I do to avoid it?”

Smokefree.gov: “Managing Portion Size.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Heart Association: “How Can I Avoid Weight Gain When I Stop Smoking?”

American Cancer Society: “Staying Tobacco-free After You Quit Smoking.”

Mayo Clinic: “Why is weight gain common after you quit smoking? What can I do to avoid it?”

Smokefree.gov: “Managing Portion Size.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

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