STOPTOBER - How You Can Stay Slim Whilst Quitting Smoking

In support of STOPTOBER – The 28 day quitting challenge!

Need a little push to get you through the rest of the month SMOKE FREE…? Then get yourself down to the GYM!

A recent study by Ciccolo, Dunsiger and Williams (2011) found that going to the gym helped a randomised sample of 25 smokers to quit smoking. The combination of an aerobic training schedule, resistance work and a nicotine patch might be the push you need to get you to the finish line!

Nicotine is a known appetite suppressant, so if you need a healthy, nutritious, hunger satisfying snack to stop you putting on weight, look no further than XL Nutrition High Protein Flapjacks. These are ideal as a mid– meal snack with the low GI oats helping you feel fuller for longer! Try having our XL Nutrition flapjack bar for breakfast alongside a fruit smoothie.

The perfect way to start the day! Keep up the great work guys!


Joseph Ciccolo et al. (2011) "Resistance Training as an Aid to Standard Smoking Cessation Treatment: A Pilot Study." Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 13: 756-760.

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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