If you cut on your exercises or taking in more calories than usual, then you know something is not going in the right direction. These are known ingredients for weight gain. However, you could see the numbers on the scale going higher even with every necessary measure in place. It is time you needed better understanding of what could be wrong here. It is a galling experience when you take the same food, do the same exercises and still the scales are creeping up on you.
Negative reasons for your weight gain
Lack of enough sleep
Insomnia is a serious problem to your general health. To start with, your weight could be on the rise if you stay awake for long or if your sleep is not enough. There is a higher chance that you are feeling hungry when awake. This is a recipe for putting on more pounds. The hunger hormones are active when you are awake thus making you to eat more than usual.
Unproven ‘diet meals’
There are tons of dietary theories out there. If you are so keen on your weight, you could be looking for certain low-fat diet plans. While it is a good move, chances are that you are taking in a lot of sugars and thus higher calorie intake than you expected. It is thus important that you discuss your diet plans with your nutritionist for effective results.
Some people eat for no apparent reason. Others do not even realize they are eating. Well, distracted eating is when one takes food for consolation especially when they are low or depressed.
You might be shocked how serious stress could be harmful to your health. It is known for most people to reach out for food when they are stressed. This is called emotional eating. Anxiety too falls under this category. When stressed, the adrenaline hampers the digestive system thus moving it to the muscles and brain. The extra energy is thus stored in the body as fats.
Whatever you drink could be surprisingly causing weight gain. Alcohol and fizzy beverages are not healthy. Fruit juice too could have high calories and sugar levels. This could be negatively impacting on your weight.
The metabolic rate in a woman slows down at this stage of life since estrogen production is low. If you cannot understand how you are gaining weight, consult with your doctor to confirm if it is menopause.