Smoking can make you gain weight and can facilitate aging. In other words, smoking can make you ugly! What other words can you best describe this hard-to-let-go habit? The findings were all clinically and scientifically proven. What more can I say to make you stay away from destroying your priceless beauty?
I know you find it difficult and certainly would refuse to kick a habit you strongly believed can make you thin. Unfortunately, smoking has been messing up your anti aging fat loss. Exposure to the first hand smoke can actually make you gain weight.
A study published in the American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology, and Metabolism found smoking triggers disruptions in normal cell functions associated with the body’s metabolism and the body’s ability to respond to insulin.
Individuals who do not smoke, but are in the same living space or at home with a smoker may experience higher risks in terms of cardiovascular or metabolic problems. Smoking is really bad for you!
The lungs provide a vast interface with the environment, and one of its responses to involuntary smoking is altering systemic sensitivity to insulin. Once a person becomes insulin resistant, the body may think it needs more insulin. Any time the insulin goes up, you got fat being made in the body.
Let us see how intensive can be the problem of obesity. Don’t you know that almost 900,000 people in Britain are out of work because they are overweight? The actual number claiming welfare payments for the reason of obesity is 880,000 as of May 30 2017. This figure is 5 times higher than the official records suggest.
In addition to your lungs, heart, brain, and every cell in your body, smoking impacts the endocrine glands, which includes your pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, testicles, and ovaries. It helps cause insulin resistance and diabetes, drives up your cortisol levels, and gives you a fat stomach.
Smoking can make you infertile and throw your body into menopause years before your time. It can also be a huge risk factor in developing problems with your thyroid, because of the increases in the levels of thiocyanate, which is a known goitrogen.
Goitrogen is a substance that grows goiters. If you are already hypothyroid, smoking can cut your thyroid secretion even further. Smoking has never been a sustainable beauty regimen, because it can make you fat, old, and ugly.
It is time to think about what you are getting at puffing those cancer sticks. Lighting up a cigarette can contribute to packing up pounds. Which way to go now? Cancer or fat?
If you were not afraid of getting cancer and dying at a younger age because you see others survive, then maybe this will let you finally stop smoking – smoking can make you fat! The reasons can be as simple as
Smoking makes you eat more
Smoking hinders your ability to detect flavor. One study found that obese women who smoke tend to enjoy the sweet and creamy cake less than those who did not smoke.
Having this kind of problem with your taste buds can make you crave for more high fat foods. The cravings stop when you get satisfied.
With less ability to detect flavor, you can be sure you already eaten a lot when you stop. Obese women who smoked thought the puddings were less sweet and creamy and enjoyed the treat less than those who were not smoking.
The higher waist to hip ratio of the smokers may help explain this theory. With the less ability to taste, you will end up eating more than you normally would. Am I correct?
You may be one of those who believes that smoking helps you lose weight. The study reveals that smoking dulls the ability of women to taste fat and sugar. Previous studies also linked smoking to an increased food cravings.
This inability to perceive fat and sweetness could compromise health and contribute to the consumption of more calories. The reason – intense craving with less ability to taste makes you eat more!
Possibly this is because of the decrease of the serotonin levels, which is a brain chemical that controls the responses of your taste buds. Let me explain it like this.
If you suffer from cold, you would have realized and accepted that your smell and taste are a bit different and you are unable to truly appreciate the flavor of the food. One study noted that those who smoke performed worst on the taste test conducted in the university.
The truth is that cigarette smoke tends to dull your taste. Due to a flatter taste sensitivity, the food becomes less palatable. The nicotine may cause functional and morphological alterations of the taste buds.
It can affect the shape of the taste buds as well as affect vascularization, or the formation of the blood vessels. Smoking can definitely result in a decreased taste sensitivity.
This finding may lead to a further research in the ways toxic chemicals found in cigarettes may interact with the brain’s sense of taste. When you stop smoking, you can restore many of its baseline functions.
The differential perception of the caffeine’s bitter taste by current and former smokers is likely to be caused by a toxic process. As the taste impairment persists in former smokers, the bioaccumulation of some tobacco and combustion products might be responsible for the disequilibrium in taste buds’ regeneration.
As it is already known that smoking and especially the toxic chemicals in tobacco, causes a loss of taste among smokers, it also causes structural changes to the fungiform papillae of the tongue where the taste buds are located. It is not yet known whether you can restore the full taste to normal when you quit smoking or how long it takes.
Smoking makes you lazy
One of the effects of smoking is lethargic and would make you less likely to exercise. After using cigarettes for longer periods of time, the smoker will feel that they are more tired and maybe experiencing changes in the body or an occurrence of damage.
One of the reasons is the failure of the body to receive enough oxygen due to the damage caused by the cigarette smoke. Cigarette smoke contains various toxins, including tar which affect the cleaning process of the lungs by sticking to the lungs.
This reduces the oxygen absorbing capacity of the lungs. When the body organs like heart and brain do not get enough oxygen, you feel tired.
Smoking tends to change the distribution of fat in women. It transforms body shape to a less healthy apple pattern. Women who smoke put more fat around the waist.
Here’s more – smoking damages your blood vessels and increases your risk of a stroke. If you smoke 20 or more cigarettes a day, you have just increased your risk up to 6 times that of a non-smoker.
Smoking makes you 16 times more likely to develop blocked blood vessels in your legs or feet, which may lead to gangrene and possible amputation. Growing your waist and developing gangrene are more scary than having the benefit of instant death.
One study conducted in Brazil, which was published in the Respirology journal found that smokers walk less each day and feel a lot more fatigued. They have a considerably diminished lung function that restricts their ability to exercise for long.
The smokers show tiredness and admitted feeling less inspired to change their lifestyles. They also demonstrate symptoms of anxiety and depression. They are likely to experienced disturbed sleep and tend to sleep less than those who do not smoke.
Smoking increases visceral fat
Smoking can increase your visceral fat as well as stain your teeth. The more you smoke, the more you are more likely to store fat in your belly.
The study suggests that smoking is not beneficial for weight control. The control group demonstrated an increase in abdominal and visceral fat. The study also found that smoking is primarily mediated by an increase of the visceral fat.
Scientists found that smoking tends to push the fat into central areas, thus resulting in a bigger stomach. The resulting image would be like an unhealthy apple shape.
Nicotine sends confusing signals and raises insulin levels, which results in a low blood sugar level and hunger. Besides, smoking can make endurance exercises more difficult to perform and prevents you from burning as many calories than a nonsmoker who attempts of the same activity.
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