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Causes of Weight Gain Issues

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Tips for Stopping Weight Gain

Weight gain - it's sure fun packing on those pounds, but it's sure not fun getting them off. While most of us have to be in the mood to lose weight, it's important that we make a strong effort not to gain MORE weight until we can lose that unwanted weight.

The best way to keep weight gain at bay - no matter what size we may be, is to identify our hot spots - those things that trigger us to gain weight. Common sense tells us that eating more calories than our bodies need per day such as during the holidays and on special occasions triggers weight gain - as does a sedentary lifestyle. 

With that said, here are three more weight gain triggers that are notorious for causing us to put on unwanted pounds.

Causes Of Weight Gain

1. All You Can Eat Restaurants

These little jewels will pile on weight quicker than a chocolate lover can make a heart-shaped box of candy disappear. Our eyes take in all the different varieties of tasty food at the fast food eatery - and at this point, our eyes are bigger than our tummies.

And then there is the money-factor. If we don't pack in as much food as possible, we won't get our money's worth.

All You Can Eat Eateries may cause a big weight gain. Keep away from temptation, or get cozy with the salad bar. Watch out for salad dressing, croutons, bacon bits and cheese so that you're weight scales will be as light as a breeze!

2. After Dinner Mint

It's the end of the day and we're tired - we just want to relax. Sure, we've had a nice dinner, but that was two hours ago. We're not feeling famished, we're just have a case of the munchies.

And it's fun to nibble at night whether we're watching television, a movie, playing games - watching games and the list goes on and on and on....

Late night munching may cause a big weight gain. To keep weight from packing on, enjoy a cup of hot tea sweetened with Splenda and if you have to have something to eat - grab a small piece of fruit. The next morning, you're scales will look peachy!

3. Lack of Activity

Even if we don't eat more than our body uses for the day, the result will be a body which contains more fat than muscle mass. This creates an ideal formula for health issues.

In addition, lack of activity is a chief cause of weight gain. The body requires much less food and drink when at rest.

4. Normal Health Conditions


It's a normal phase of a woman's life and weight gain is to be expected. Trouble is, many pregnant women seriously eat for two - and not for just mama and baby. They eat like they are eating for two adults.

Excess Sodium

This creates false pounds on the bathroom scales as excess salt consumption causes water retention issues.

Monthly Cycle

That monthly unwanted gift from Mother Nature also adds unwanted pounds. Like the conditions mentioned above, the pounds are temporary.

5. Hidden Medical Condition

A hidden medical condition can also signal weight gain. Thyroid issues, diabetes, hormone imbalances - even allergies can trigger weight gain.

If you find that you are putting on pounds without increasing calories or decreasing activity level, you should get with your doctor for a professional evaluation. Together, you may even discover a solution for conquering weight gain.

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