Statistics show, about 68.8% of adults are categorized as overweight or obese, that comprises more than two-thirds of the U.S. adult population! A further 6.3% of them suffer from extreme obesity. These rates are alarming.
Unhealthy weight gain plagues a major part of our society, and it is only reasonable to explore what might be the cause.
Weight gain can be attributed to several factors. Sometimes, there is more than one factor contributing to collective weight gain. Here’s why you may be gaining weight:
The quantity of food. Every calorie counts. Although food is deemed healthy, eating in excess amounts is never helpful. Fruits, nuts, vegetables, staples, and even liquids carry their very own calorie tag. If one consumes more calories than their requirement, they will gain weight.
Rushing through and skipping meals. Don’t skip out on breakfast. There’s a reason why it’s the most important meal of the day. Studies show, that people who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight than people who don’t. Rushing through meals makes people eat generally more than they should – so chew properly.
Not keeping metabolism in check. Just eating right does not help you maintain a good weight. You need to exercise too to kick in a healthy metabolism. An average person requires an hour’s worth of exercise to stay healthy. This does not have to be hardcore cardio; a relaxing walk would do, too.
Hormonal imbalance. You can’t do much if your body decides to work against you. Hormonal imbalance can result from genetic conditions like hypothyroidism. Weight gain from hormonal imbalance is also common in people suffering from Cushing’s, menopause/andropause, and polycystic ovaries.
What’s in the gut? The human body is home to numerous micro-organisms that can harm or help the body. Some of the strains of bacteria can have an impact on a person’s weight. This can result from several different factors that may vary from the person’s birth process to their diet.
Insufficient sleep. An average person requires 7 hours of rest – good quality rest! If you wake up with headaches, dry mouths, or feeling lethargic, you are more prone to weight gain. Sleep deprivation results in carbohydrate cravings, and increased blood sugar and pressure.
Medications. Some medications cause weight gain as a side-effect. Insulin, steroids (cortef, hydrocortisone, and others), and certain medications treating seizures, depression, high blood pressure, and migraines contribute to obesity.
Stress levels. Work, family, and relationships can all add up to overwhelm you at some point.
It is easy to get stressed out in today’s fast paced world – however, needless to say, stress is not good for your health. It creates hormonal imbalance, increased blood pressure, and the formation of visceral fat in the long run, that results in obesity.
It is important to remember that, even with all the healthy changes you bring about in your lifestyle, weight loss is a slow, steady process that requires perseverance, patience, time, and mindfulness.
We at Easy Willpower can help you with that! Renowned hypnotherapist Rena Greenberg has helped hundreds shed their unhealthy pounds with weight loss hypnosis and her especially concocted Slender Cider. To get to know more about Rena’s private hypnosis sessions and self-hypnosis weight loss programs, call 800-848-2822 or send an email to: email@example.com.
By: Team Easy Willpower