Common causes and solution for weight gain

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Common causes and solution for weight gain

There are many reasons for weight gain. You may wonder how this happened, especially if you are cautious about your weight. A variety of factors can contribute to weight gain, including medical conditions, aging, medication side effects, an inactive lifestyle, and not getting enough sleep. If you have already considered these factors and are still unclear how you have added extra pounds, then you should go through this post.

Common reasons for weight gain

  • Depression

Depression is a real world problem and is the leading for weight gain in many people. Also, the antidepressants can cause weight gain too.

  • Body Type

Body type plays a fundamental role when it comes to weight gain. Those who have a mesomorphic body type tend to gain weight quickly, but they also lose weight quicker. However, the worst victims are those with endomorphic body type. Endomorphs tend to gain weight quickly and need to work real hard to lose the same.

  • Stress

Stress leads to emotional eating which ultimately results in weight gain. Be it stress at work or home; stress induces the secretion of the cortisol hormone, which increases appetite. An increased appetite will make you choose junk and comfort food over healthy foods.

  • Thyroid

The thyroid plays an essential role in growth and metabolism. It produces three hormones, T3, T4, and calcitonini. T3 and T4 are actual thyroid hormones, and when these hormones are produced less, it results in the condition hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is characterized by weight gain as the metabolism slows down. Thus, if you have suddenly gained weight, you should get your thyroid test done right away.

  • Unhealthy food choices

Unhealthy foods contain artificial food color, high sodium, trans fats, and are high in carbs. Though it tastes good, it puts your health at risk of being overweight, developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Eating out nearly every day or eating processed food is another reason why you gain weight quickly.

  • Inactive lifestyle

Technology has made us lethargic. People seldom get up from the couch or bed if a computer or TV is in front of us. Even kids like PlayStation or Xbox over playing outdoor games. This possibly is the reason why many youngsters are falling prey to lifestyle diseases. Without enabling your body to use the energy you consume, you will gain weight and will find it quite tough to lose the fat.

Simple solution to reduce weight

Maintain a food journal where you keep track of what you ate, the location, quantity, time, who you ate with, and what you felt before, during, and after a meal. This journal will make sure that you build healthy food habits and control your weight as a result. Apart from this, there are several other ways to reduce weight like:

  • Play outdoor games, go for any other dance class, take a break from your work every hour to walk around, cycle or walk to the office, and go on treks.
  • Prepare your meals at home by chopping the veggies and store them in zip lock bags. Avoid buying any food items that contain high salt, simple carbs, and processed foods from the supermarket. Buy lean meat such as chicken breast, ground turkey, and fish. Eat multigrain bread, wheat pasta and noodle, quinoa, celery, broccoli, eggs, herbs, and spices.
  • Thyroid condition can be treated by taking hormone replacement medicine. You can also try simple home remedies such as consuming less salt, consuming fewer simple carbs, and drinking fenugreek soaked water.

As per Immudi Reviews, to manage stress you can try meditation, yoga, Chinese medicines, acupuncture, aromatherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Depending on the severity of the situation, your doctor may also suggest medication.

According to Immudi Reviews, all our plans are custom-made by professional immunologists and certified health and nutrition experts.


About author
The author, Dr. David K Simson is a trained radiation oncologist specializing in advanced radiation techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) / Rapid Arc, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is also experienced in interstitial, intracavitary, and intraluminal brachytherapy.