7 Reasons for Weight Gain and Obesity

Certain pharmaceutical drugs, like antidepressants, diabetes medication, and antipsychotics, may lead to weight gain by altering body functions, affecting metabolic rate, or increasing appetite.

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Junk Food

Heavily processed foods, laden with refined ingredients and additives, prioritise shelf life and irresistible taste, aiming to boost sales and encourage overeating, deviating significantly from whole

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Sugar

Excessive added sugar, comprising half glucose and half fructose, disrupts hormones, promoting weight gain by causing insulin resistance and inadequate satiety, contributing to obesity.

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Stress & Sleep Cycle

Stress and lack of sleep trigger hormonal changes, increasing appetite and disrupting fullness signals. This can disrupt metabolism, leading to weight gain.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome, marked by hormonal imbalances, particularly in oestrogen and testosterone, leads to insulin resistance, storing consumed sugars and starches as fat, causing weight gain.

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Menopause

Menopausal hormonal changes contribute to weight gain, particularly in the abdomen, elevating the risk of cardiovascular issues.

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Untimely Eating

Eating late, especially close to bedtime, disrupts the delicate balance between circadian rhythm and calorie intake. Late-night eating may contribute to weight gain due to altered metabolism.

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