Quitting Smoking Causes Weight Gain


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Contrary to what many people believe there isn’t a direct correlation between giving up smoking and weight gain.  The reason why so many people believe this is because of the supposed need for will power.

Stopping smoking and eating less both advocate the use of will power.  As we’ve already discussed previously, will power is not needed to give up smoking or to lose weight.

You may put on weight only because you need to physically find a replacement for your smoking habit.  You may need to do something with your hands.

What you don’t want to do is transfer your smoking addiction into an eating addiction.  We want to heal the root cause of why you smoke, not keep the same problem but disguise it via over-eating.

Please be aware if you are looking for a new source of comfort.  Turning to food is an easy option.  But eating or snacking every hour instead of smoking a cigarette is merely another crutch.

Those who stop smoking do not have a problem with food or over-eating.  This is because they have healed the root problem and their underlying addiction doesn’t take on another guise.

If you find yourself over eating this may be a sign you haven’t healed the root problem.

Let’s get to the real roots of the belief that smoking keeps you thin with these set-up phrases…

“Even though I like the weight I am now
and don’t want to stop smoking because I’m scared I’ll get fat,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose to accept the fact I will only gain weight if I eat excessively.”

 

“Even though there’s no way I can maintain a healthy weight
and stop smoking,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose to be open to the possibility that
perhaps I can stop smoking easily and remain thin.”

 

“Even though I’ve cut down my cigarettes
but feel nervous and restless and want to turn to food,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose to only eat when I am physically hungry.”

 

“Even though I am over-eating to replace my cigarettes
and I find comfort in this,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose to let the real reason come up and
not eat just because I am emotionally hungry.”

 

“Even though my intense craving for cigarettes has
forced me into over-eating instead,
I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
I choose to see my behaviour for what it is –
an emotional crutch that still leaves the root problem unresolved.”

 

 

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