Here's some less than shocking news: Cigarette smokers who give up the habit gain an average of 10 pounds in the year following quitting.
Surprised? Probably not, especially if you're a reformed smoker. Physician's First Watch reported the results from a meta-analysis in BMJ.
According to their research, the smokers studied gained about two pounds per month for the first three months. The weight gain then slowed until one year had passed, and overall, smokers reportedly gained an average of 9-11 pounds.
So what's worse? Smoking or gaining weight? All reports and research point to smoking as the harbinger of doom.
Jennifer Mulson is the managing editor of Marmapoints, and a yoga teacher at CorePower Yoga in Colorado Springs.