Did you gained weight with the e-cig?

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  1. Bambie

    Bambie Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I know my concerns should sound superficial, but I was wondering if those who completely stopped the real cigarettes gained weight with the e-cig?

    I heard 2/3 of people gained around 2 to 4 kilos when quiting cigarettes. And women gain more than men. They say soming a cigarette burn around 250calories for 20smoke a day. It is because of the nicotine. I was wondering if you still smoke e-cig with nicotine you still gain weight?
    Actually, are you craving sometimes for food to compliment the smOking?

    I know a couples of kilos is nothing compare to the disaster on your health it causes, but I am a woman and doesnt want to gain weight and wanted to prepared me mentally(and physicaly).

    Thanks for your answers!
     
  2. Dieseler

    Dieseler ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I did not gain weight in last 6 months.
    But i will probably gain some now that the Christmas and New Year holidays are around the corner as are all the good thing s to eat -pie, lasagna, sweets, pies- etc etc.
     
  3. Lishah2000

    Lishah2000 Full Member

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    I have and it's only been 2 1/2 weeks. Just craving all sorts of foods that are not so good for me and that I normally wouldn't eat. That and the fancy coffee drinks I've been rewarding myself with. Don't know how much I've gained, but I can tell I have.

    Going to start walking. I know how to lose weight, so I'm not too worried about it. Staying away from smoking was more important. That I've never been able to do until now.
     
  4. MustangSallie

    MustangSallie Mistress Blabber Mouth Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I lost weight when I quit smoking. I've since stabilized, but I think total weight loss has been around 10 pounds. I only vape sweet, dessert or fruit flavors and my appetite for real sweets is greatly diminished.
     
  5. miller552

    miller552 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    No gain, lost 4 lbs so far...when I have a craving for food...I just juice up an atty with sweet vaporl...it works!
     
  6. Bambie

    Bambie Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Good thanks for your advice!
    It's only my second day with the e-cig, I smoked only 5 real cigarettes yesterday instead of 12 and vape a little bit! But usually with the real cigarettes when I am hungry or want to eat chips or candy I smoke a cigarettes usually and I am satisfied! I go to the gym 3 times a week and do intense sport but it is so hard to completely quit.
    But the biggest matter is to quit the cigarette.
    I love my volt kit, the only thing is it makes my mouth so dry. I know I have to drink a lot of water, but I am still a little bit stress about smoking the e-cig since I still don't know everything about it!
    Will continue to read this forum and hopefully will quit completely.
     
  7. HzG8rGrl

    HzG8rGrl Trippy Tip Hoarder Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    At first I did not gain weight. 2 years later and I most definitely gained quite a few extra pounds. Walking alone did not help.
    I have dropped 16 lbs in 5 ½ weeks by cutting out all carbs and all foods that have natural sugars in them. Thanks to the South Beach Diet. Not sure why they call it a diet though, as it really is a way of eating. I eat as much as I want and snack, too. Steak, fish, fresh homemade salsa, egg custards w/cocoa for deserts and lots more. Just cut out the items made with flour and all sugars. I have only ever put sugar in one item and that is my coffee. I now use SweetLeaf in my coffee, took me a couple days to accept this one change. I am completely fine with it now.
    With this style of eating you get to reintroduce the carbs/sugars back, just in moderate amounts. I have stayed on phase 1 since it is working so well to remove the weight.
    I always considered myself a health conscious person when it came to eating-I obviously had no clue. For now I am not eating my fav vegetables-peas and carrots nor flour made items and very little other carbs and as little sugar filled fruits and veggies. I never thought about the naturally occurring sugars.
     
  8. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I lost about 68 pounds three years ago. And have managed to maintain that loss while vaping.
     
  9. Bambie

    Bambie Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Wow congratulation to both of you!
    HZG8rGrl: 16 pounds in 5 weeks that's enormous! It is true that cutting all carbs is the best way to loose weight! And it is better for health! Continue like this!
     
  10. HzG8rGrl

    HzG8rGrl Trippy Tip Hoarder Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    According to our Doctor it is a great way to drop weight, as long as you reintroduce them (carbs) in much smaller servings after the initial weight loss. I'm late on getting dinner on the table. Grilled chicken, cabbage and a salad with oil/vinegar!
     
  11. madsen6466

    madsen6466 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm only a couple weeks in, I've actually lost a few pounds. Not smoking has enabled me to breathe a little more and I have less permafunk in my sinuses, enabling me to run - I think also being able to vape more places than I could smoke is keeping my hands busier and out of the snacks. I have to be really careful with my metabolism and I think weight gain for me is an idle hands issue. my 2 cents.
     
  12. madsen6466

    madsen6466 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    that being said, I think I'm gonna be in trouble when/if I try to stop vaping...
     
  13. HzG8rGrl

    HzG8rGrl Trippy Tip Hoarder Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm not a snacker but it could have been partly related to metabolism, nor do I eat sweets. Truthfully, get off the heavy carbs-breads/pasta/flour and potatoes, you will see an amazing difference.
    This new way of eating has truly shown itself as the right way to eat. I even have to remind myself to eat the snack between meals and can indulge in a custard dessert!
    The chemicals in cigarettes help to keep you from eating. It is the nature of the beast to eat and store fat for hard times-the body will do it whether you want it to or not. You have to step in and take control of your eating habits.
     
  14. zara1269

    zara1269 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I lost 35 lbs before quitting smoking last year. I have put on that much plus maybe a few extra (scared to weigh myself).

    Keep in mind I am also majorly stressed out (in nursing school) and I believe that has some component in my weight gain. Started a new diet though...so we'll see if I can get the poundage in check.
     
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