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Do you find your weight constantly fluctuating? You think you've finally lost weight for good only to see the pounds creep back on?
According to the Federal Weight Control Information Network, this cycle may be 5-10 pounds up and down, or more than 50 pounds repeatedly lost and regained.
Reasons for Weight Fluctuations
The reasons for the weight cycle are often linked to the following four causes:
Extreme and unrealistic diets , such as "fad" or "crash" diets. These types of diets tend to be difficult because you eventually feel deprived and revert to old eating habits.
Poor techniques, such as skipping meals or doing well with your diet during the week but "taking a break" on weekends. These techniques usually result in overeating.
Unrealistic goals, such as wanted to fit into your old high school jeans. Do you really need to be a tiny size to achieve the heart health you desire?
Poor support system. Do the people around you support your new healthy actions or do...
Definition Unintentional weight gain is an increase in body weight that occurs when a person takes in more calories than the body needs or uses. Considerations Almost 40% of all Americans are overweight . As we age, our metabolism slows, which can cause weight gain unless we also reduce the amount of food we eat and get adequate exercise. Weight gain can also be a significant symptom of several endocrine diseases such as Cushing syndrome or hypothyroidism. It may also indicate a heart or lung disorder. A continued weight gain occurs with pregnancy, whereas a periodic weight gain may occur with menstruation. A rapid weight gain may be a sign of dangerous fluid retention. Common Causes Alcohol use Certain drugs such as corticosteroids, cyproheptadine, lithium, tranquilizers, phenothiazines, some antidepressants, and medicines that increase fluid retention and cause edema Cushing syndrome Eating too much and exercising too little Emotional factors such as guilt, depression , and anxiety High-carbohydr...
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