I'm a 29 year old active, healthy female. I've been working out for years about 4 times a week, and maintain a clean diet, without much alcohol (a drink or 2 on the weekend). The only thing that did not fit in my lifestyle is smoking (about 1/2 - 1 pack a day). I quit 3 weeks ago using Chantix (which i started 2 weeks before the quit and stopped 1 week after quitting). During that time I also injured my foot, where I cannot do exercise or even do much walking. During that 5 weeks, I've gained nearly 8 lbs. I went from 130 lbs to 137.5 lbs.
I know they say that you will gain weight when you quit smoking, but I'm not eating any more than I was, and I have an injured foot. How can I combat the weight gain? I'm scared it will continue! Is this bloating or REAL weight gain!?View Thread