In this episode of "Better You", Dr. Holly Atkinson discusses the correlation between quitting smoking and a healthy diet.
Dr. Atkinson stresses the importance of making smart, healthy food choices throughout your quitting process. Instead of cutting out foods, Dr. Atkinson encourages people to add in healthy snacks like pretzels, veggies, and nuts.
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