These Are the Biggest Factors to Weight Gain

These Are the Biggest Factors to Weight Gain

Weight Gain: Every individual struggle with body image and feeling uncomfortable with the physical condition they’re currently in. It doesn’t matter your race, your orientation, if you’re male, female, or if you’re rich or poor. It’s part of the human condition to feel insecure and wants to make yourself something other than what you are.

Weight Gain

Insecurities manifest themselves in many different ways, but the physical manifestation definitely comes out in weight. If you’re gaining weight, you have gained weight, and you’re unsure what the exact factor is that is causing it, here are the biggest factors to weight gain, and henceforth, the possible reason you might be struggling. When you address these factors, you build up some motivation, and you vow to make changes happen, you’ll see the change you desire come to pass:


Cortisol is a hormone in the body produced by stress that causes weight gain. Stress in your life can obviously be brought on by many different factors, but the outcome is the same. Most people when stressed will turn to something to manage that stress.

It might be food, it might be a lack of eating. It might be a lack of sleep, it might be drinking, smoking, doing drugs. Whatever it is, stress is the cause and often, weight gain is the effect. Not always, but if you’re struggling with weight gain, evaluate your life and if you’ve been feeling more stress lately than normal. If the answer is yes, try managing that stress in a way that will not make you put on weight. It’s easier said than done, but it’s a start.

Processed Foods

Processed foods, no matter their packaging, are bad. Think about it. The foods are ripped out of their natural environment. Genetically mutated, sprayed with chemicals, thrown in a box. Placed on a shelf, and then you consume them with no thought. Everything that was done to ensure the long shelf life. The convenience of the product will have no ill effect on your body and health. When your body was designed to consume foods that are whole, natural, and created to be ingested.

Even if you’re not entirely stressed out and you’re eating seemingly healthy foods, if they come out of a package and they’ve been sprayed, genetically altered, pasteurized, and processed in any crazy way, your body is probably freaking out trying to figure out what to do with it all, and so the byproduct is weight gain.


This ties in a bit with the processed foods point above, but if you’re struggling with weight, the reason could be because your hormones are out of whack. Meat, milk, the birth control you might be taking, the things you’re putting on your skin and the foods you’re eating all mess with your hormone levels. Try cutting the things that are adding hormones to your system that you don’t need and see how your body responds.

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