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#1 mrx2578

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:09 AM

Ok here is the question of the day.

I've been doing the "Low carb" thing for about 2 years now and I was down to my ideal weight. I started vaping back in October of 09 and I have noticed a steady weight gain for the last few months. I leveled out but I am concerned that it may be from the PG in the vapor. Has anyone else reported this? Has anyone noticed this happening to them? I've searched but the information seems scattered and vague at best. \

Do you think I may have a better chance with VG? Is VG better....Other than the weight gain I have had no other effects.....

Any info would be appreciated...

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:29 AM

Ok here is the question of the day.

I've been doing the "Low carb" thing for about 2 years now and I was down to my ideal weight. I started vaping back in October of 09 and I have noticed a steady weight gain for the last few months. I leveled out but I am concerned that it may be from the PG in the vapor. Has anyone else reported this? Has anyone noticed this happening to them? I've searched but the information seems scattered and vague at best. \

Do you think I may have a better chance with VG? Is VG better....Other than the weight gain I have had no other effects.....

Any info would be appreciated...


Hmm, good question re: PG or VG affecting weight. It seems many have different answers so i am speaking only on my own experience. YES I put on weight, and yes using PG. total about 8-10 pounds in one year of vaping. Although with all the info I have gathered it is more likely due to the fact that you really are NOT getting the same amount of nic, and nic speeds your metabolism (that we know is a fact). I understand that the amount of nic we are getting is much less than analogs, perhaps only about 10% depending on a lot of factors; i.e. how many analogs you did smoke and what nic strength you currently use. Now true whether it is PG or VG may or may not be an issue but I have not read anything about that yet. Good luck to you.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 07:16 AM

Ok here is the question of the day.

I've been doing the "Low carb" thing for about 2 years now and I was down to my ideal weight. I started vaping back in October of 09 and I have noticed a steady weight gain for the last few months. I leveled out but I am concerned that it may be from the PG in the vapor. Has anyone else reported this? Has anyone noticed this happening to them? I've searched but the information seems scattered and vague at best. \

Do you think I may have a better chance with VG? Is VG better....Other than the weight gain I have had no other effects.....

Any info would be appreciated...

If anything I would assume its an oral fixation being satisfied. Are you really eating the same? I'm fighting weight gain but because my vaping dropped off after I went 0mg. Or maybe the same amount of nicotine is not being absorbed as with cigs (I think many report this is a terrible transport for nic) and your metabolism has been affected? Too bad we can't get real studies. ;-)

Edited by FTJoe, 24 March 2010 - 07:16 AM.


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Posted 24 March 2010 - 07:26 AM

If anything I would assume its an oral fixation being satisfied. Are you really eating the same? I'm fighting weight gain but because my vaping dropped off after I went 0mg. Or maybe the same amount of nicotine is not being absorbed as with cigs (I think many report this is a terrible transport for nic) and your metabolism has been affected? Too bad we can't get real studies. ;-)


I suspect we won't get real studies for quite some time, so we can only base our findings on feedback from pv users. So both you and I have put on weight and I am sure there are others that will chime in. Nicotine has been proven by real studies that it does increase metabolism, and yes I too have heard many times 'nic transport' is not 100% (could even be as low as 10%) by vaping. So that being said we have absolutely changed our metabolism. the oral thing is fine with my pv so no additional food has been consumed to justify my personal weight gain.

Side note: I did just lose (over 6 weeks) 13 pounds being focused on diet and exercise, so I am heading back to previous weight.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 07:36 AM

Lots of good points made here. I noticed an increase in my appetite when i made the switch from analogs to PVs. It was almost right away.

But there are just so many factors that could have played into this:

  • Less nicotine intake?
  • Less 'other' chemicals intake?
  • PG or VG triggering hunger response?
  • Tasty flavors triggering hunger response?
For me personally I think it's a combination of quitting analogs (and thus either less nic or just less of the other chemicals) and also the awesome flavors of the juice. I know for a fact that if I vape that nutty 555 juice when I'm several hours after having a meal, I start getting hungry. Works everytime.

This is pretty interesting stuff!

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:49 AM

I have heard of the weight gain issue also. Well analogs have been known to kill taste buds or at least deaden them some. Plus many people smoke as a way of keeping off the pounds. Maybe its a mind over matter thing. But I agree it would be nice to get a "real" study on the matter.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:32 AM

Ive only been vaping VG and for 2 weeks only but Ive lost a couple pounds , I think its from extra oxygen getting to my muscles and them burning more energy because of it , just my thoughts early on in the experience .

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:44 AM

I had been the same weight for 20 years when I got my teeth fixed...gained 10 lbs. This put me out of the underweight range for the first time since I was a teenager. LOL

When I started vaping, I gained again. I was 110 - 115, now I go 120 - 125. So another 10 lbs. But it's not a huge gain, and I haven't been CONTINUING to gain, it's leveled out.

So with getting less nicotine on the vape I'd gotten 36mg for those times when I wanted an analog - and vaping 36 made me dizzy AND wanting an analog LOL. So I'm thinking it isn't the nicotine making me want those 3 cigs a day, or at least not ONLY the nicotine.

I enjoy the taste of food more now, but I'm not really eating more. So I think it IS metabolism related. Less nicotine = gain a few pounds.

The other thing to remember is we are all different, too. Our body chemistry is different. Some things are the same, and the weight gain seems to be a common denominator. But unless I suddenly become a blimp I think it's worth it. Not sure how I'd view becoming a blimp. :harhar:

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:01 PM

So far I have had no weight gain, in fact I have lost 10 pounds, since switching to vaping. I find that my lung capacity has come back so I get on the tredmill and have started an upper body free weight regiment. Also using PG and down to 11mg - 18 mg nicotine strengths. So I guess my body is reacting differently. (In a good way for once!) In addition I find that all the flavors in E-Liquid tend to "trick" my tastebuds into thinking I just ate something sweet. So I find that I'm not reaching for any additional food. Anywho thats my experiences so far!

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:14 PM

I find my snacking has plummeted, which is great. I do crave salty snacks now and then though. Those are really fattening... don't even offer an energy rush lol. I better watch it... love those Fritos.
Oh, I'm 0nic sweet flavors. 24nic tobacco flavors. Quit in January. No losses, no gains. (so far)

edit to say: I don't know the vg/pg mix ratio. 0nic are from MsTs Bakery and Rathjuice. 24mg are from AwesomeVapor, VaporTalk, and ... gosh, I forgot lol.

Edited by Uma, 24 March 2010 - 01:17 PM.