The Main Causes for Your Weight Gain

The Main Causes for Your Weight Gain

While it is true that everyone gains weight for a different reason, there are some main causes. You may find that they all work against you or that some are worse than others. Here are the main causes for women gaining weight.

woman-sandwich-hamburger-food-dietEating Too Much

This is the number one reason for anyone to gain weight. If you eat more calories than your body burns, you will instantly start putting on weight because your body has to store the calories.

If you use them up, you will find that you start to lose weight, in the majority of cases. You can also burn extra through exercise.

woman-resting-relaxNot Doing Enough Exercise

Not getting enough exercise can also lead to weight gain. This is because your body’s metabolism starts to slow down so it doesn’t use up as many calories as it used to.

You can improve the metabolism by increasing the amount you do. Beware though: this can cause an increase temporarily while your body gets used to it.

birth-control-pills-contraceptionHormonal Changes

Hormones are a cause of a number of issues, including weight gain. Oestrogen is the biggest reason when it comes to hormonal changes. It causes you to retain water and become bloated.

You main find that just before or during your period you experience weight gain due to the hormones. Menopause can also cause an issue because of hormonal changes.

Medication-pillsMedication that You Take

Medication can cause changes to your hormones and make your body act a little differently. This is why it can cause weight gain. However, this is usually only temporary and your doctor will be able to discuss the weight side effects with you if you are worried.

You should see, after a couple of weeks, that your body gets used to the medication and you start to lose weight again. If you don’t, it may not be the right medication for you!

woman-doctor-smilingAn Underlying Medical Condition

Thyroid problems are experienced by many women but there are other underlying medical conditions that cause weight gain. Many of them slow the metabolism down and you can start to feel tired for no reason.

Anaemia is another medical condition that mainly women suffer from. The good news is that your doctor can help in the majority of cases.

senior-woman-massageAging Slows Your Metabolism

As you get older, your metabolism slows down. You need to be aware of this so you can take the steps to avoid this from happening.

If you see your weight creeping up and there are no other reasons, consider your age and whether your metabolism is being affected by it. The good news is that you can do something to prevent that from becoming a major issue.

woman-scale-feet-weightSimply being a Woman

This isn’t something you’re going to want to hear but being a woman makes you gain weight. Unfortunately, a man will find it easier to lose weight and keep it off due to hormones and the metabolic rate.

It’s okay to be jealous but just keep it in mind if you are trying to lose weight!

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