Thursday, February 16, 2012

Why Are You Gaining Weight?

As a Holistic Nutrition Therapist, and compassionate health advocate, I daily spend many minutes, or should I say hours, going through piles of articles and books about health. These includes everything from new science on food, the most efficient way to exercise, what meat really does to our health etcetera. And even though my main focus and interest lye in the area of nutrition and what impact it has on they way we look and feel I sometimes come over interesting articles that does specifically touch the subject of food. The suggestions below on why you might gain weight came from one such article.  

LACK OF SLEEP: When you don't get enough sleep hormone levels in your body changes in a way that increases hunger and appetite. 

STRESS: The perfect way to gain weight. When you are stressed your body releases more of the hormone cortisol, which causes a greater appetite. The risk that you grab for anything in reach when you are stressed is also a factor as why people under great stress often gain weight. 

HYPOTHYROIDISM: If your thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormone, the metabolism slows down and causes weight gain along with tiredness and weakness. 

MEDICINE: Certain medicines can cause weight gain due to fluid retention and change in hormone levels. Speak with your GP if you take medication that you believe might cause weight gain. 

1 comment:

  1. Hej Emilia!
    Vill bara säga att du har en jättefin blogg och det är rolig att läsa dina inlägg och recept. Bakade dina Italian Kisses och bjöd på tjejerna i mammagruppen. Mycket uppskattat! Hoppas att ni alla mår bra!
    Kram Tessan