Gaining weight is a major concern for people that are stopping smoking. The average weight gain is typically less than 10 pounds and can easily be lost later down the road. Plus, smoking is much more harmful than a few pounds around the middle.
However, you should not stress too much over your eating patterns. Instead, try to make healthy food choices while increasing the amount of physical activity you do. Replace high calorie foods with low calorie foods and avoid fatty foods and foods high in sugar. Be careful about eating out too much because some items on the menu may add inches to your waist.
Focus on eating fruits and vegetables, drink lots of water, and get back to the basics such as eating whole foods that aren’t processed. You will look and feel better and your overall health will improve after you stop smoking.