One of the most common and indeed noticeable side effects of quitting smoking is the weight gain that is often present. This weight gain, when present, is due in part to the changes in metabolism to your body, as you suddenly stop poisoning yourself with cigarette smoke, as well as the more behavioural component brought on by the need to keep your hands and mouth busy now that you don’t have a cigarette to stick in there occasionally.
Of course, don’t ever consider the weight gain that you may experience as a reason not to quit smoking. Whatever health risks may be associated with gaining a few pounds, they are nothing compared to the quality years you have just added to your life because you stopped smoking. It is important, however, to limit your weight gain as much as possible because as you know, it is a lot easier to gain a few pounds than to lose them.
One of the best tricks to busy your mouth and hopefully make it forget about the cigarettes that use to grace it is to chew sugarless gum. It is important that the product you select be sugarless, because chances are you will be consuming quite a bit of it, and you would not like to rot your clean new teeth by chomping down on a large quantity of sugar crystals!
Chewing sugarless gum as a means to avoid eating, and also to busy your mouth when quitting smoking are a good start on the way to leaving smoking cigarettes behind you. Smoking cigarettes belongs in the dustbin of your personal history, and hopefully with this simple trick, you can help keep them there!
When quitting smoking, chewing sugarless gum will serve the dual purpose of helping to control your weight gain and also fool your mouth into thinking that it is busy, just when you were a smoker.