Watch Your Weight When You Quit Smoking

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[MUSIC] hi, I'm Dr. Miller. If you're quitting smoking, you might be concerned about gaining weight. First, some good news, not everyone puts on pounds when they quit smoking. Some people lose weight, but among those who do put on weight, most gain an average of 9 to 11 pounds in their first year as ex-smokers.

Here're four ways to minimize that weight gain or even prevent it all together. First, get plenty of exercise. Physical activity burns calories and short-circuits nicotine cravings. Also, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. The fiber will help you stay satisfied so you're less likely to snap.

Get plenty of sleep, lack of sleep is linked to weight gains. Finally, control stress. Meditation, yoga and deep breathing helps you resist the urge to light up or to gobble junk food. I'm Dr. Miller. For more ways to watch your weight, check out all our smart tips, right here.[MUSIC].