Thursday, December 13, 2012

Stubborn kilos


Losing weight isn’t the easiest thing in the world, obviously. If there is an underlying reason that is causing the weight to stubbornly persist, it can be even more challenging, even for the most disciplined person.
FOR many women, weight loss can be a great challenge.
Underlying condition
Certain underlying medical conditions can cause you to gain weight or hinder you from losing weight. If your weight-loss methods have not been producing results, you may wish to see your doctor to uncover whether a medical condition is the real case of your weight gain.
For instance, if you are feeling stressed out all the time, whether because of anxiety, grief or anger, it can cause you to put on weight and have trouble getting it off!
Medications play a very central role in a person’s metabolism and weight maintenance. There is a wide variety of medications that can cause weight gain, including diabetes medications (eg sulfonylureas), antidepressants (eg amitriptyline or Elavil, imipramine or Norpramin, and trazodone or Desyrel), birth control pills, corticosteroids taken for conditions like asthma and lupus, and anti-epileptics taken to control seizures, especially valproic acid (Depakene or Depakote) and carbamazepine (such as Tegretol).
Lifestyle and behaviour
Certain aspects of your lifestyle may be a stumbling block between you and weight loss. Lack of sleep is one major lifestyle habit that needs to be checked.
If you are chronically sleep-deprived, your body’s hormone levels will be out of balance, causing increased hunger and appetite, while decreasing satiety so that you do not feel full after eating. If you keep late nights, you are also more likely to be snacking and consuming unnecessary calories.
More news : The Star Online

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