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weight loss or quit smoking

So what should I do first. Quit smoking, (Im a closet smoker, only my husband knows I smoke, my kids and other family members have never seen me smoke) or I have about 60 pounds to lose. Which one should I attempt first?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:52 PM on May. 12, 2010 in Health

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Answers (5)
  • Why not both? You can quit smoking, gradually add in exercise such as walking or low impact aerobics ... and change the way you cook and eat ... basically you want an entire lifestyle change for optimal results.

    You can do little things like, start & end each and each meal with a glass of water.
    Cook with olive or canola oil or cooking sprays, instead of butter or other oils.
    Flavor foods with herbs instead of butter/sauces.
    More meat, fruit, veggies ... less carbs (pasta, rice, potatoes, bread) Don't have to stop eating these, just smaller portions of carbs.
    Bake, broil, grill meats.

    Like others have suggested, replace smoking w/ exercise!

    Never skip breakfast, protein shake, toast w/ peanut butter, oatmeal or fiber rich cereal, fruit, veggie filled omlet / scramble (my fav is fresh spinach & mushrooms w/ scrambled egg.

    Make this a family affair, walk, hike, group workout, tennis...just move!

    Answer by TeamJacobsCoach at 1:09 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • Well when you quit smoking your probably going to gain weight .... so why not try both at the same time. Replace smoking with exercise. I smoked for 2 years and when I quit I gained like 10 lbs ... it was awful, but when I was craving a cigarette I would go walk on my treadmill for 8 mins.

    Answer by kaylan010 at 12:58 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • Both at the same time. Whenever you get the craving to smoke, do something exercise related instead, like 50 jumping jacks or some sit ups or push ups. You'll get lots of exercise in, and the endorphins released will help curb the nicotine craving.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:58 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • quit smoking, then you'll have more lung strength and energy to lose weight

    Answer by aliishott2 at 12:58 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • I agree with them both at the same time. I would focus on quitting and exercising..once the cravings stop you can focus more on your food and exercise. When you quit a habit you have to replace it with something else..the patch is helpful and exercise will help you get rid of cravings as well.

    try great website when quitting smoking!!

    Answer by ria7 at 2:10 PM on May. 12, 2010