It isn’t any rocket science to discover the reasons behind weight gain – processed, fat-laden foods, sedentary lifestyle, and no involvements in any sort of physical activities, binge eating and few others. But what if, you are everything right – having a well-balanced and healthy diet and working our regularly, still adding those extra mass on you.
There couldn’t be anything more frustrating and demoralizing than doing all that right to see positive results, whereas the scale graphs negative. It’s time that you should seriously look into it, before you give up and decide to be, as it goes.
Look into these surprising reasons for your weight gain and take corrective steps:
You are not getting enough sleep
It might seem surprising, but it is true and makes sense if you seriously think about you. The body is at its working best, when it is fully rested and well recharged. When it is deprived of proper sleep, apart from the feeling of fatigue and stressed out, the body propels us to reach out to easy and comfort foods, and you know it well that we all have our own weaknesses on some food or the other. Moreover, lack of sleep puts the body in a ready mode to store fat and is not at all the best situation when you are trying to lose weight.
You are under stress
In this modern standards of living stress has become a normal phenomenon. Stress has long been associated with temporary loss of appetite, and chronic stress has been associated with increase in appetite and weight gain. Stress has also been studied to cause harm in both ways – mind and the body and is associated with many chronic diseases. What stress does, is start a chain of bio-chemical process that involves storage of fuel, releasing chemicals such as cortisol and leptin and slowing down metabolism. All these are directly associated with weight gain.
You are under certain medication
If it is so that suddenly you have put on quite a considerable amount of weight in a short while and you have doing everything right to avoid it, then have look at the medicines that you might be taking. A lot of medicine have side effects and on most common side effects of such medicines is weight gain. Certain drugs that are prescribed for reasons like mood disorder or depression, migraine, diabetes, blood pressure and seizures have the potential of adding weight and surprisingly it can be big weight.
You might have an undiagnosed health condition
Apart from sounding surprising, it might sound frightening also. Yes, it’s true that weight gain is one of the first sign of something is on the way, and you need to act immediately. One of such common condition is hypothyroidism. It is something that effects the entire body and one feels week and tired and the metabolism slows down causing weight gain. Another such less known condition is known as Cushing’s syndrome. It is actually excessive release of hormone cortisol and has an endless numbers of symptoms and one is weight gain.
About Ashu Gupta
Ashu Gupta is the founder of Ashu Gupta’s Diet Clinic and an acclaimed dietician and nutritionist. Her desires to see people around her live, a life full of good health and happiness made her pursue a career in food, health and nutrition. She staunchly believes that healthy living is not about just eating plain and tasteless foods and following strict guidelines with a lot of restrictions, but it is about enjoying life to the fullest with certain lifestyle modifications and enjoying all the good foods.
Ashu Gupta holds a post graduate degree in Dietetics and Food Service Management and thereafter gained experience in diverse segments like hospitals and food services within corporate and as well community settings. Her dedication in her believe and her realistic approach to diet and nutrition has made her carve a niche for herself in this highly competitive atmosphere.
She just not suggests and design diets for people, but helps them make practical changes and modifications in their daily lifestyle while making dieting an enjoyable episode. Her core practice and strength has been, in the areas if weight management and lifestyle disorders.
She is an active member of Indian Diabetic Association and have been appraised for her contributions with the Best Dietician Award and Developing Country Sponsorship Award at Lulfost 17th World Congress on Food Science and Technology at Montreal, CANADA.
Her research papers of affluent adolescents in selected schools of Gurgaon are being followed in AIIMS, New Delhi. She is an active and regular invitee to Medical conference on causes and preventions of various lifestyle diseases.
Today, Dr. Ashu Gupta’s Diet Clinic is a known for its professional guidance to overcome different lifestyle disorders amongst the corporates and professional sphere. More than 70% of her seekers are through referral only.
Her Clinic spreads the message of Good Health and Wellness through their Motto – ‘FOOD FROM YOUR OWN KITCHEN’.