If you work out regularly and eat a well-balanced natural diet, but still aren’t losing weight, you may be focusing your attention on the wrong health factors. While diet and physical fitness are two important elements of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, they are far from the only factors. Below are 3 surprising causes of weight gain that you can address.
Stress throws your hormones out of balance, increases internal inflammation, and makes it difficult for you to absorb and digest your food properly.
There are many ways your job could contribute to weight gain. From the unhealthy office snacks and beverages you forget to factor into your healthy diet, to the surmounting stress. A week after leaving a high-stress job, one of my friends lost an impressive 10 pounds, making no other changes. You might not be able to quit your job, but you must take measures to prioritize health and balance.
Lack Of Sleep Is One Of The Most Surprising Causes Of Weight Gain
The average person who skimps on the suggested 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night consumes an average of 300 more calories per day. While this might not sound like much, it can result in gaining 2 pounds a month and 24 pounds a year. Not only that but reduced sleep can lead to multiple physical and mental health concerns. Can you say increased irritability?
If you have tried everything else to no avail, turn your attention to the surprising causes of weight gain above.