Message Boards » General Diet and Weight Loss Help

TOPIC: Nicotine Patches help you lose weight??

 
Ic_disabled_photos
Topic has been inactive for 30 days or more and images have been disabled.
Display All Images
November 18, 2010 7:53 PM
So I saw an article on CNN or something last week with a couple doctors saying that nicotine patches could help dieters when they hit a plateau. Has anyone else heard of this? Supposedly nicotine cuts appetite and (if I'm remembering right) speeds up metabolism. Not sure if the two docs were just quacks looking for some quick publicity, or if it actually had some merit. I would think that even though it's smoke free, just bombarding your body with nicotine randomly can't be that healthy... Or can it?
  2851778
November 18, 2010 8:00 PM
Hmm, not too sure if you want to go down that road. I have some women friends who smoke, and they have a fear of stopping coz they can gain weight ... so nicotine via inhale or absorption ... you want to risk it??
  289746
November 18, 2010 8:02 PM
It's a bad idea to use nicotine patches if you aren't attempting to quit smoking. It is an addictive substance. I'm sure it could help with weight loss since it is a stimulant, but it is simply not advisable. The good news here is that this might encourage smokers to quit since one of the excuses for not quitting is that it can cause weight gain.
November 18, 2010 8:05 PM
nicotine is so additive and it constricts your blood vessels. It's the main cause of heart attacks or strokes in smoking related deaths. Take it from an EX smoker don't mess with nicotine...its NOT worth it! Take an appetite suppressor!
  2448628
November 18, 2010 8:06 PM
Nicotine is a carcinogen. I'd rather struggle with losing weight than struggle against that.
  2829570
November 18, 2010 8:12 PM
that sounds like a horrible idea... why get addicted to a drug to help weight loss? i'm afraid it might be like a bounce effect once one were to stop using the patches... and weight would come back. not good for your body.
  2806481
November 18, 2010 8:13 PM
Just to exonerate myself, I wasn't planning on jogging down to Walmart and buying out their Nicoderm supply. Hehe. Just wondered what you guys thought or if you had heard anything about it. So if you were saying, "I wouldn't get it if I were you" as a personal warning, you needn't worry. (but thanks for watching out for me!) If it was a general statement, pardon my paranoia. Must be the weed. (Haha! TOTALLY j/k)
  2851778
November 18, 2010 8:13 PM
QUOTE:

nicotine is so additive and it constricts your blood vessels. It's the main cause of heart attacks or strokes in smoking related deaths. Take it from an EX smoker don't mess with nicotine...its NOT worth it! Take an appetite suppressor!


I agree but the best appetite suppressor is good ol willpower. And its waaaay cheaper!
November 18, 2010 8:15 PM
Oh! I forgot to ask, wasn't nicotine considered a carcinogen because of the inhalation process, with all the tar and stuff? I didn't think it was carcinogenic via the patch... (again, not promoting it or anything!)
  2851778
November 18, 2010 8:17 PM
QUOTE:

Just to exonerate myself, I wasn't planning on jogging down to Walmart and buying out their Nicoderm supply. Hehe. Just wondered what you guys thought or if you had heard anything about it. So if you were saying, "I wouldn't get it if I were you" as a personal warning, you needn't worry. (but thanks for watching out for me!) If it was a general statement, pardon my paranoia. Must be the weed. (Haha! TOTALLY j/k)

haha you know weed has nicotine in it....I wonder why it makes you have the munchies instead of not hungry???? ps...LOVe your sense of humor...cracked me up!
  2448628
November 18, 2010 8:19 PM
QUOTE:

haha you know weed has nicotine in it....I wonder why it makes you have the munchies instead of not hungry???? ps...LOVe your sense of humor...cracked me up!


Holy crap - does it really?! I *did* do it in high school (yuk yuk yuk), but I had no idea. How did I go the past decade and a half not knowing this? Or maybe I forgot... smokin


*ETA: So to quote someone, you apparently have to be smarter than the HTML.
Edited by HappyTemple On November 18, 2010 8:20 PM
  2851778
November 18, 2010 8:21 PM
QUOTE:

Oh! I forgot to ask, wasn't nicotine considered a carcinogen because of the inhalation process, with all the tar and stuff? I didn't think it was carcinogenic via the patch... (again, not promoting it or anything!)


exactly....carcingene because of the smoke...not nicotine. Nicotine is responsible for the happy well-being feeling you have after you light up (god I miss that part!), constricts your blood vessels, and makes you addicted, so come back for more.
  2448628
November 19, 2010 3:49 AM
Not a good idea. It's a drug and I'd rather not rely on products to lose my weight. Besides, what happens when you stop taking it? You'll probably regain it all back anyways.

Shannon
  2489138
December 10, 2011 5:25 AM
Oct of last year i went under Hypnosis to quit smoking ( smoked for 28 years, stopped for 2 pregnancies than right back after they were born) I haven't smoked in over a year. i joined a gym a week after stopping and ended up going 6 days a week and working out for over 2-3 hours a day. Even though I wasn't feeling the withdrawls my body was. Even though i was exercising like a mad woman and watched what i ate. i still gained the weight within 4 months of quitting I gained 20 lbs. Not happy about that. I still go to the gym tried some products ( diet pills etc.etc) and once I hit that one year mark I been craving craving more to have a smoke. One to calm the nerves and two to lose weight. So instead of me picking up a pack of cigs my doctor told me i could get the nicotine patch that is the smallest dose to calm the cravings and be able to lose my weight. So here is my question, if i am already working out, eating healthy and drinking up to 60 oz's of water a day. what else can i do to relieve the cravings and lose the weight that can Substitute nicotine?
February 13, 2012 10:45 PM
QUOTE:

So I saw an article on CNN or something last week with a couple doctors saying that nicotine patches could help dieters when they hit a plateau. Has anyone else heard of this? Supposedly nicotine cuts appetite and (if I'm remembering right) speeds up metabolism. Not sure if the two docs were just quacks looking for some quick publicity, or if it actually had some merit. I would think that even though it's smoke free, just bombarding your body with nicotine randomly can't be that healthy... Or can it?

its better to use hoodia patches. It is natural weight loss formula, which includes the ingrediants that by suppressing your appetite, helps you in controlling your exact weight and stops it from increasing. And as per <a href="http://www.hoodiapatch-reviews.com ">hoodia patch reviews</a>, It won't have any side effects also.
Edited by steffytailor On February 13, 2012 10:47 PM
February 13, 2012 10:58 PM
Ummmmmm... actually... no, the doctors aren't quacks. Their hypothesis is pretty sound. Ex-smokers have known about the connection between nicotine and appetite forever.

Nicotine is an interesting drug. I do not partake of it... but I'd consider prescribing it to a patient with Alzheimer's, if I was an MD and if they had no objections to the stuff.

There's some evidence limited evidence that nicotine by itself can be carcinogenic, but it's the combination of nicotine + other substances in tobacco (in cigarette form or chew) that's the big problem. Tobacco is definitely linked to cancer... pure nicotine? Maybe, maybe not. It still needs more testing.

I personally wouldn't take it for weight loss... but again if I was an MD (and I'm not), I would not be opposed to prescribing it to a patient who had tried diet and exercise without success. It seems a less risky alternative to bariatric surgery.
Edited by LabRat529 On February 13, 2012 10:59 PM
March 26, 2013 2:46 PM
Actually, I have smoked for a long time and I am 21. Everytime I eat or drink I bloat, I work out a lot to. I was wondering why my weight is wacked and why I always bloated when I eat. I had an EGD and colonoscopy done and everything was normal. I found out smoking is causing my bloating! My stomach hurt, i could breathe when i bloated and i looked pregnant. i knew this wasnt normal.Cause I was sucking in a lot of air and it got trapped in my stomach where when I eat or drink I bloat, drinking pop made me bloat so much. I quit a few days ago and now when I eat I feel a lot better so I decided to quit after finding this out, everybody's body is different, and I don't eat more after quitting
March 26, 2013 2:52 PM
This kind of makes sense to me. As I smoke and nicotine definitely curbs my hunger.
I find that when I am hungry and am not eating for an hour or 2, having 1-2 cigarettes in that time stops me from being as hungry.
However, I was also overweight and a smoker and now I am "normal weight" (as per my BMI) and a smoker so I can't really confirm that it helps at all as I smoked for 5 years before I started losing weight and that was all diet and exercise.
Edited by khall86790 On March 26, 2013 2:52 PM
  34003518

Reply

Message Boards » General Diet and Weight Loss Help

Posts by members, moderators and admins should not be considered medical advice and no guarantee is made against accuracy.