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4 Reasons For Sudden Weight Gain

When you start gaining weight despite your best efforts, it’s important to figure out why as soon as possible. Help Phentermine 37.5mg do its job by learning about four possible reasons for seemingly-unexplained weight gain.

You’re Experiencing Thyroid Problems

Hyperthyroidism, a condition resulting in an underactive thyroid, can unfortunately cause you to gain weight. And since the issue develops gradually, you may not notice until you’ve gained more than a few pounds.

“If you’ve suddenly put on weight for no apparent reason, I suggest you see a doctor so a medical professional can decide whether it is a thyroid issue or another cause,” says Biggest Loser dietitian Cheryl Forberg, RD.

You’re Taking An Antidepressant

Antidepressants may be the reason for your recent weight gain.

“As many as 25 percent of people taking certain antidepressants report gaining 10 pounds or more [after starting the medication],” says Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, CDN, CSCS, a Nutrition Therapist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.”Some medications may cause food cravings, especially for carbohydrates, and some find that their medication increases their appetite. The drugs may affect metabolism negatively as well.”

You Aren’t Drinking Enough Water

Hydration isn’t just about overall health, it’s about weight management.

“Not only does water give us energy and help maintain body temperature, but it also helps us feel more full,” says Forberg. “Not drinking enough water can cause us to eat excess calories that could lead to weight gain. Plus, when you’re dehydrated, the body will conserve water for vital body functions, which can result in water retention and a higher number on the scale.”

You’re Getting Older

While each birthday is a milestone worth celebrating, the body loses muscle mass on an annual basis after the age of 30.

“When our metabolism slows down, we will gain weight, especially if we continue to eat the same amount of food as we did when we were younger,” notes Forberg, who recommends “a combination of cardio and weight-bearing exercise will help preserve lean body mass and muscle tissue, keeping the metabolism elevated.”
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