Why am I gaining weight?
Why am I gaining weight?
If you overeat and don’t do any exercise and gain weight you can understand the reason but what if you are eating sensibly and have the same routine as in the past but still gaining weight, perhaps it’s time now to introspect!
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1. Water retention:
This is not exactly a weight gain but often people who are trying to lose weight got scared when their body retain water, thinking that they have gain weight.
When you take the higher intake of salt or sodium via processed food such as junk food, fast food, chips, etc. our body retains a few extra pounds of water however this weight gain subside when your sodium intake returns to normal.
Example: Often people say that they visited some spiritual ashram/retreat for a week and lose 2 kg or 3 kg without much effort but they don’t realize that most of the weight loss was just extra water retention, as food which is available in the spiritual ashram is mostly without salt or very little salt.
2. Stress and depression:
Although some people may lose weight because of stress, anxiety and depressed mood as their hunger dies but often many actually gain weight when stressed.
The reason is that in emotional stress and depressed mood people use food to avoid that feeling that but then it leads to a vicious circle.
Because to avoid the feeling of depressed mood you eat more which leads to further weight gain which leads to further depression and so on…
One needs to find the better alternative to release emotional craving and the best way is have daily morning and evening walk in addition to regular meditation even 10 minutes which can do wonders for you.
3. Constipation If you are constipated and you happened to check your weight on the weighing scale which shows increased weight than nothing to worry about as you will come to normal weight once your inner system is cleaned.
4.Metabolism If your body metabolism slows down than even with maintaining previous sensible routine you may find that you are gaining weight. Because your slow metabolism means you are burning less calories.
5.Underactive thyroid: An underactive thyroid can occur at any age and in either sex, however, it is most common in older women.
Symptoms of an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
Underactive thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones and slows down metabolism which can lead to weight gain. The condition can be treated with daily hormone-replacement tablets, or better via natural way with gentle yoga, hatha yoga and breathing exercises such as Anuloma Viloma.
6.Diabetic patients: People who have diabetes often ended up gaining Weight especially those who take insulin to manage their diabetes.
Often people with diabetes tend to eat more than they need to prevent low blood sugar. This can be prevented if you take food with proper nutrition value.
So all you need to do is to fasten your metabolism system with simple tips.
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