Weed is said to have various effects on the human body, from really bad ones, such as lung problems, to good ones, such as blood pressure lowering and overall relaxation. But does smoking weed make you lose weight? This is one of the most popular questions on Google, meaning that people actually believe (or want to believe) in that. So what is the answer?
Actually, we have some good news for you: smoking weed may cause weight loss, but this is not 100% true for everyone, since each person’s body reacts differently to the same medicine or substance. To put it correctly, smoking pot may help you in maintaining healthy weight, but it will not work like a “magical pill.” And, for sure, you need to take care of your diet and start exercising moderately if you want to see substantial results.
However, if you are still in doubt, or you are afraid that marijuana may have just the opposite effect on your body and you will gain weight, know that it is a scientifically proven fact that smoking pot makes you lose weight slightly or maintain the same. A study conducted by American Journal of Epidemiology has shown that, with all other factors such as race, sex, age, etc. adjusted, people who smoke weed are less prone to obesity—22% of non-smokers were obese, compared to 14% of those who smoked pot.
What is the secret behind this fact? People often claim they did not even do anything, just started smoking and losing weight. The theory is that smoking weed speeds up your metabolism so that your body burns the calories you usually consume per day, and then it starts burning the extra fat stored in your body. Though there is still no scientific evidence, the theory seems true; for example, it explains the hunger that people feel after smoking (when the munchies happen).
Does weed make you lose weight? For now, we have scientific evidence that proves it helps you maintain weight. There is still no data that proves it helps you become slimmer, but many people report they started losing weight when they started smoking, and they did not exercise or change their diet. However, it is better to be careful with a fast metabolism, since you can actually gain weight from constant munchies.