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Bad vaping side effect: I gained 16 lbs this year as if I really quit smoking

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  1. ogzpy

    ogzpy Full Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    I gained 16 lbs (7 kg) this year since I started vaping.. as if I really quit smoking (when in fact I just switched from analog to vaping)

    Is this normal?? Am I the only one to gain so much weight after switching? :confused:

    I was around 178 lbs (81 kg) when I started and I'm quite built, but now I'm 194 lbs (88 kg) ... I'm 5'8" (174 cm). Now I have some belly too ... (I was and am still buff, but now my belly is a bit chubby).
  2. kellogg

    kellogg Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 1, 2010
    houston tx
    I am sure I have gained a pound or two. All I know is - food sure taste good when your taste buds come back.
  3. chimney55

    chimney55 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2010
    NW Arkansas
    I don't know. I lost a little over 3 kilos since I switched over. I drank a lot of liquid before (almost always diet coke). I attribute the weight loss to drinking a LOT more "real water" since I've started vaping. I've heard that it can go both ways...
  4. Algernon

    Algernon Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 15, 2010
    Rocky Mount, VA, USA
    Don't drink soda or liquids filled with sugar when you're vaping.
    I get carried away with drinking things when I vape because it dries my mouth out... get water or a diet soda.
  5. UntamedRose

    UntamedRose PV Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Mar 23, 2010
    Homeish now
    I've gained....idk how much I dont wanna look(facepalm)

    I've wondered if we are getting calories from vaping, I mean if you eat pg/vg you would get them right.
  6. ImYourSalt

    ImYourSalt Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jun 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Really? I'm the same height as you... But I don't even wanna say how much I weigh...

    I am curious though, what do you VAPE? What flavor/density?
  7. TomM

    TomM Full Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    How much would you have gained if you went cold turkey?? (that's what I keep telling my self anyway! ;-))
  8. hairball

    hairball ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 17, 2010
    Other Places
    I've gained about 5 lbs over 2 months. I finally got off my butt, put down my ecig (okay, I put it in my pocket) and started walking. No more weight gain. Sucks to put on poundage. My folks quit using patches. Mom gained 40lbs and Dad 63lbs. 5lbs is a heck better than that. I think that is partially why I was scared to even try to quit. I didn't want to gain that much. I just decided to get up and move some instead of sitting, eating, and chain vaping.
  9. Automaton

    Automaton Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 23, 2010
    From the polls I've seen, no weight change is the most common result. Weight loss and weight gain are less common, but happen equally.

    As suggested above, look at what you may be drinking since you went to vaping. You're probably drinking more, but is it water, or sugary stuff?

    As for myself... no change. I don't have a scale, but I'm kinda short and scrawny, so if I lose or gain more than a couple pounds, I can tell.
  10. Pav

    Pav Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 26, 2009
    Detroit Rock City
    I've lost a few pounds. Vape on!
  11. foggy1

    foggy1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 12, 2010
    S F Bay Area
    I've gained some..had to get a new belt... can't say how much as I don't have a scale
    Back problems have contributed but I need to get out and move around more
    Cold turkey would have been much's that 'hand to mouth' thing for so many years
  12. Shan B

    Shan B Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    Latrobe, PA
    For me I've lost 7lbs in 1 month. WHY? Because I drink more water rather than my norm of approx (ouch!) 10 cans of soda a day. I now drink about 2 cans and replace it with PLENTY of water. I also exercise more now because my lungs don't restrict me from getting off my ascii more.

    Sooooo agree with people who say LESS SUGAR and MORE WATER. It def has helped me start the weight shed. I'm short, muscular, with a lil chub and on my way to my goal of shedding from 154lbs to my pre-baby fat stage of 125lbs. I miss my short athletic build, but the only way to that is WATER and EXERCISE.

    I don't own a scale, mmm because... but when I'm a "good girl" my mom allows me to come visit and use hers. LOL

    *edit* i've lost enough in the past month i've had to punch 2 new holes in my belt to hold my sag up more.
  13. Shan B

    Shan B Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    Latrobe, PA
    I've also noticed vaping 'sweets' makes me eat those bastages less too!! so yes, VAPE ON!
  14. karmatized

    karmatized Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2010
    New York USA
    oh dear lord 10 cans of soda. lol
    i drink about that in coffee though.

    I gained about 15 pounds
  15. sahara4evr

    sahara4evr Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 25, 2010
    I'm like Shan B. I've lost weight because I can now exercise without coughing up a lung. Breathing is good!
  16. mwahle1

    mwahle1 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 19, 2009
    Chicago, IL. USA
    I did not gain or lose a pound.
  17. lujin4

    lujin4 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 18, 2010
    Have not gained any weight. Hope it stays that way. I only do low cal munchies when needed.
  18. walkindown33

    walkindown33 Full Member

    Oct 7, 2010
    Amherst, MA
    I have gained a little weight, but I thank e-cigs for the fact that it's not the weight of a tumor in my lungs.

    EDIT: And honestly, all I have to do is look at the banner in my signature to feel great about the decision I've made to vape.
  19. chimney55

    chimney55 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2010
    NW Arkansas
    Yes, about the sugary sodas, but even diet sodas (especially diet soda) contains sodium so it will cause "water weight gain". Go with the plain water.
  20. shanagan

    shanagan Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 14, 2010
    I'm about the same, 3 months in. When I feel the need to keep an eye on my weight I low-carb so I've been curious if the PG/VG will have an adverse effect on that. I probably won't know until about springtime next year.
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