Ever wondered how, in spite of doing everything right you cannot lose those extra pounds. This could be due to various reasons ranging from hormonal imbalances to vitamin pills.
Here are some of the reasons that could point towards your weight issues and how to solve them:
Anti- depressants are known to cause weight gain ranging from anything between 5 pounds to 15 over a period of time. Even if you are not on medication, depression leads to overeating of high- fat, high-calorific comfort foods leading to rise in weight. Try to go off the meds and own a pet instead, go for long walks, socialize and hit the gym with new vigour!
A whole lot of medications ranging from birth pills to hormone medication to even medicines for migraine and heartburn lead to a gain in weight. They either affect your metabolism or your appetite. Consult your doctor and ask for alternative treatment without side- effects.
Slow Digestive Tracts
Constipation or irregular bowel movement could be due to dehydration, medications, low fiber or lack of ‘good bacteria’ in your guts. Start including probiotics in your meals along with high- fiber foods. Also, drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated. If you still have trouble, consult your doctor.
Lack of Some Nutrients
Missing vital nutrients like Vitamin D, magnesium or iron could interfere with your immune system, sapping you of your energy and altering your metabolism. Increase your iron content with red meat and spinach, nuts for magnesium. Have milk for Vitamin D and consult your doctor regularly for supplements.
You Are Not Young Anymore
Sometimes it’s not your metabolism getting slower but you getting older. You can fix this by getting more age- appropriate exercises and choosing low- fat proteins and curbing on those carbs.
Musculoskeletal conditions like plantar fasciitis as well as osteoarthritis and knee or hip pain can lead to unintentional weight- gain. Swap weight- bearing exercises for biking or swimming. Also, consult a physical therapist for specific workouts.