Unexpected Causes of Overweight

overweight woman pictureExcess calories are not the only cause of weight loss. There are many other unexpected factors that make the target weight gain balance more difficult to achieve.

1. Sleep Deprivation

There are two issues relating to sleep and obesity. First, the more often you stay up the more likely you are snacking at night which results in extra calories intake. The second thing is related to chemicals in the body. When we stayed up late, the hormone that triggers appetite will be issued, as a result we will feel hungry when I wake up. This hormone also makes stomach never feels full.

When we are bothered by various problems and the bustle, the body will adapt with produce hormones or stress hormones. This hormone can increase appetite, so it’s no wonder when the time deadline or are under stress, we will eat more food.

3. Drugs
Antidepressant drugs is one type of drug that can promote weight loss, especially when taken long term. Other drugs that need to watch out for is a cure for mental disorders, hypertension medications, migraine medications, and diabetes.

4. Hyperthyroid
When the thyroid gland (located around the neck, shaped like a butterfly) are not able to produce enough thyroid hormone, we will feel the symptoms of tiredness, lethargy, and weight gain. When the body’s deficiency of thyroid, the metabolism will work slow. It mean less fat burn by our body.

5. Sweet Drinks
Though still debated by experts, in fact, cases of obesity in America continue to increase along with the popularity of sweet drinks in containers. Besides the sweet taste and excessive calories, sugar does not provide any benefit. Therefore, limit the consumption of sweet drinks, including soft and start to consume water daily.

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