This question may be of concern to newbie vapers who have recently switched from analogues to e-cigs.
Many of the e-liquids have a glycerin/glycol base, which is a sugar and is found in a lot of the foods and drinks we consume. So fair question – will vaping make me fat? One Totally Wicked forum member has equated vaping 5mls of e-liquid per day (which is a decent amount) to the equivalent of less than a teaspoon of sugar, so if this forum member is right, it is going to take a fair amount of time for any weight to go on.
If you have recently switched to vaping, a few changes in your body may be taking place and these are worth bearing in mind:
Firstly your taste buds will have changed. Not inhaling hot smoke everyday means you will be able to taste and smell much better than before, and as taste comes mainly from your olfactory senses (your nose) the more you can smell food – the more it will taste and excite taste buds that have come back to life.
This could now mean you are enjoying your food a little bit more than before, and possibly having that second helping??
Switching to e-cigarettes will also mean your metabolism may change. Tobacco cigarettes are a known appetite suppressant, so vapers may feel more hunger than they did before and want to eat more. However, some articles I have read state it is the tobacco cigarettes that cause the appetite suppressant, others that it is only the nicotine that is responsible, (in which case if you vape above 0mg e-liquid, and it is the nicotine not the cigarettes, you will still be experiencing the appetite suppressing effects). Others write that smokers burn an extra 200 calories a day with tobacco cigarettes simply due to the physiological effect they have on the body.
Have you put on a few pounds since vaping, or has your weight remained steady? leave a comment below and tell us your experience.