There’s hardly any harm in weighing a bit more than needed. A considerable fraction of the world’s population goes a bit beyond than what they should weigh in terms of normal health standards.
However, if the figures on the scale shoot up without changing eating and physical exertion habits, then there could be something significant going on.
We’ve listed down a few common causes for abrupt increase in weight.
This is one major reason. The body’s hormone production can go haywire, which results in an assortment of adverse effects like weight gain. For example, the hormone produced by the thyroid gland is responsible for metabolism. If the glad doesn’t produce enough of it, the body then doesn’t burn energy quick enough. For women suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS, there’s an imbalance in the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone. The disparity disturbs the way the body uses another hormone called insulin, which facilitates the conversion of carbohydrates into energy. The carbs are then just stored as fat. Both conditions are manageable.
We just can’t win with weight gain when we realize that even certain medications can cause us to slap on the pounds. Psychiatric medicines like ones taken for depression and bipolar disorder can have sudden weight gain listed as one of the side-effects. They increase appetite as a result of combating mental conditions. Insulin is a hormone but it can be administered as medication for people with diabetes. The result to body weight is the same as with the previous entry. Additionally, meds for high blood pressure can also expedite weight gain.
We’re all going to get there someday. The years would just creep up on us and before we know it, we’re suddenly 12 lbs. overweight. It’s just the natural process of getting older. It has a lot to do with losing considerable muscle mass once we reach a certain age. Less muscles means we can no longer be as active as when we were younger. Plus just having muscles is a good calorie burner by default. So the body can’t keep up with the caloric intake.
Of course, hormones also play a part since the glands slow down production, which also slows down pretty much everything else. These reasons together could definitely lead to fast weight gain.
This is a really basic reason and it doesn’t necessarily confine itself to physical tiredness. General stress and anxiety can make people turn to food and drinking to cope and self-nurture. Though there are people who are more predisposed to losing weight, a lot of cases lead to weight gain. Emotional eating is a real thing.
People who come home from work all knackered up turn to food in order revitalize and for general comfort, and that normally means going for the high calorie stuff. More often than not they overeat without even knowing it. This over-indulgence is rarely offset by any physical activity. For both physical and emotional exhaustion, it’s best to find another less fattening distraction.
So there you have it—the common reasons why we suddenly pile up the pounds. It all sounds bleak and hopeless but do not worry for ThinTea is here to help. With very minimal effort, you can curb sudden weight loss and stave it off safely by taking ThinTea’s signature Detox and Fat Burn tea blends. Additive-free and made from natural organic ingredients, these blends remove toxins that cause weight retention and improve metabolism as well as decrease appetite. So be a step ahead drink to maintaining a healthy weight.