Unlikely things that are making you gain weight

This might be why you're gaining weight

Stars Insider

06/25/19 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Weight loss

Keeping your weight in check can be challenging, as there are a number of ways you can put on the pounds. You can add to the scales by increasing muscle mass, by increasing water and glycogen levels in cells, or most commonly, by putting on fat. 

We all know that, in order to achieve and keep a healthy weight, we should eat a balanced diet and exercise. But sometimes we seem to be doing everything right and yet, the scale doesn't move, or worse—it moves in the opposite direction. All of a sudden, we're gaining weight and the worst thing is that we don't know why!

There is more to gaining weight than simply consuming more calories than you spend. Our bodies are not an exact science, and we surely have to take into consideration many other factors. For example, it's well known that metabolism and hormones also play a key role in weight regulation. 

Indeed, there are many subtle things that can contribute to weight gain. Some of these things are more evident to us, while some others we might not even be aware of. Did you know that where you live or the cleanliness of your house can influence your weight? Or how about your job or how fast you eat being able to impact your waistline?  

Like these, there are many other unlikely ways we can gain weight, without even realizing how or why. But the good news is that we've done some research for you, and in this gallery you'll find some valuable information on the most subtle and obscure factors that might be affecting your weight.

If you're putting on weight and can't quite figure out why, then you'll probably find the answer in this gallery. Click on and see if any of these apply to you.   

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