13 THINGS YOU WILL BE SURPRISED TO LEARN COULD BE THE REASONS BEHIND YOUR WEIGHT GAIN

YOUR MEDICATIONS

If you have been doing everything right to shed a couple of pounds and notice no difference, your medications could be the culprit. A lot of them come with side-effects, which could take the form of increased appetite, lower your metabolic rate, etc. Discuss this with your doctor and see if you can substitute your current ones for any alternatives.

YOU ARE INSOMNIAC

This may be hard to believe but it is as true as it can be. When you are sleep deprived, your body produces more ghrelin, a hormone that makes you feel hungry. Add to that, the level of leptin in your bloodstream drops. Leptin is responsible for letting you know you are full and have to stop eating. Not getting the right signals from your brain causes you to eat more than you need to. Need more reasons to do something about your insomnia? You sure don’t.

YOU EAT TOO LATE IN THE NIGHT

It is relatable that abandoning your habit of munching on tortilla chips and chocolate chip cookies before bedtime feels nearly impossible. But you will never achieve your fitness goals if you don’t give those up. How is your body going to burn the insane number of calories it contains if you will be laid in bed for the next six-eight hours?

DIETING

Adopting any cool diet you read about on the internet may not be the right decision. Everyone’s bodies are different and what may have worked out for a few people, but it may not provide you with the same effects. Therefore, before embarking on one, you first have to figure out whether it is suited for your body and would you be able to follow it rigorously or not. Additionally, dieting also makes you feel deprived and there are higher chances of you giving up on the whole idea of losing weight.

YOUR DINNER IS YOUR HEAVIEST MEAL

We would be shocked if this came as a shocker to you. You must have been hearing since eternity that your breakfast should be your heaviest meal and dinner – the lightest. The logic behind it is simple. We either go straight to bed after dinner or engage in very little physical activity. Our bodies don’t get the opportunity to use up all that carb. The same gets stored as fat. A heavy breakfast, rich in protein, will also keep you energized all day long.

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