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4 reasons behind your unexpected weight gain

Published on Feb 23, 2022 06:20 PM IST
  • Not sure what is the cause behind your sudden weight gain? Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal on 4 possible reasons.
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Weight gain does not always happen due to those extra calories that we pile up munching mindlessly. There could be some unexpected causes of your weight gain from underlying health conditions, acidity to even stress, according to nutritionist Nmami Agarwal.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 23, 2022 06:20 PM IST

Weight gain does not always happen due to those extra calories that we pile up munching mindlessly. There could be some unexpected causes of your weight gain from underlying health conditions, acidity to even stress, according to nutritionist Nmami Agarwal.(Pixabay)

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Hormonal changes: One can also gain weight due to hormonal changes because of PCOS, other medical conditions or when you are approaching menopausal stage.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 23, 2022 06:20 PM IST

Hormonal changes: One can also gain weight due to hormonal changes because of PCOS, other medical conditions or when you are approaching menopausal stage.(Shutterstock)

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Fluid retention: This could happen due to a variety of reasons. When you do not drink enough water, tissues start pulling water from the muscles which can cause water retention. Constipation or acidity can result in bloating. When there is disturbance in the sleep pattern and you do not sleep for 7-8 hours, you end up waking with puffiness all around and all of these things can lead to weight gain.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 23, 2022 06:20 PM IST

Fluid retention: This could happen due to a variety of reasons. When you do not drink enough water, tissues start pulling water from the muscles which can cause water retention. Constipation or acidity can result in bloating. When there is disturbance in the sleep pattern and you do not sleep for 7-8 hours, you end up waking with puffiness all around and all of these things can lead to weight gain.(Pixabay)

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Stress: Stress can affect hormonal secretion which can impact your regular eating habits. This can lead to binge eating which could cause weight gain.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 23, 2022 06:20 PM IST

Stress: Stress can affect hormonal secretion which can impact your regular eating habits. This can lead to binge eating which could cause weight gain.(Pexels)

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Menstrual cycle: When you are around your menstrual cycle, you end up gaining weight. This is mainly because of bloating, water retention, but the good part is it subsides when periods end.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 23, 2022 06:20 PM IST

Menstrual cycle: When you are around your menstrual cycle, you end up gaining weight. This is mainly because of bloating, water retention, but the good part is it subsides when periods end.(Pexels)

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