The Power of Vaping as a Means of Weight Control
There’s a popular opinion that vaping to lose weight really works. The number of regular smokers who now choose electronic cigarettes as a nicotine replacement has grown. And that’s reasonable! E-cigs, though not absolutely safe, are known to be less harmful than combustible tobacco products. Smokers can choose the nicotine strength, and there are literally thousands of possible tastes for your vape-pen. The content of the vape juices is mostly propylene glycol, glycerin, flavoring, water, and some nicotine in case it’s requested. So, does vaping make you gain weight? Or quite the opposite, will it help you lose weight?
It’s not that straightforward. Neither tobacco nor e-cigs will make your weight simply disappear. Nicotine is a natural appetite suppressant, which means it makes your feelings of hunger less intense. That’s what helps people control their weight.
Those Who Quit Smoking Face an Appetite Increase
After one quits smoking, feelings of hunger will gradually come back. Not being used to this, people will start eating more than they did before, hence the weight gain. This causes the smoker to believe that smoking cigarettes was helping him or her lose weight. That’s how it was before e-cigarettes were invented.
Nowadays, after the initial circle of smoking cessation and weight gain, people are trying vaping to lose weight. Vape nicotine also suppresses hunger, so a person can get fit again.
When talking about quitting smoking in general, there is one more major problem other than eating disorders. A lot of smokers simply love the ritual of smoking. It gives them a legitimate break. And the very process of holding a cigarette, putting it in your mouth, and slowly exhaling: this is what smokers miss the most in their post-cessation period. Vaping helps with that as you still get the motions and process of smoking.
Vaping as an Appetite Suppressant
Why those who vape do not feel hungry all the time and can lose weight as a result? Well, aside from the facts already mentioned, there really are a lot of different tasting e-juices. Normal cigarettes have two, maybe three different tastes, which cease being something new after you have smoked a few packs. With e-cigs, the problem is choosing the right taste for you. Do you have a sweet tooth? Here you go – candy e-juice. Do you want mango mixed with watermelon? Not a problem – fruity e-juice. If you like the diversity of tastes, you can change the liquid even five times a day and each taste will be different. All liquids have a really strong flavor, making you feel like you have just eaten kiwi, or pineapple, or almost any other taste you can imagine. The most effective e-juices to fight hunger are mint, cinnamon, and nuts.
The topic, whether or not vaping helps control your weight, has been widely discussed and analyzed. Recent research on e-cigarette users shows that 14% of all the respondents were vaping for weight loss (both men and women). Finally, for those of us whose eyes are bigger than their stomachs, it also helps to eat less.
Note: The article is not designed to promote vaping, further research is strongly advised.