The first thing that must be addressed is the cause of the weight gain. There are different reasons and we will look at a few. Think back when you first noticed the pants, shirt or blouse feeling tight. What was happening in your life at that time?
- Divorce and work related stress are both emotional events. Eating inappropriately during these periods could mean that you use food for emotional release or change.
- The antibiotic drugs given during an illness or pregnancy can change your body chemistry or metabolism which leads to weight gain.
- A change in lifestyle can turn your eating habits for the worse. Living on your own, a new job, a second job, work and school together can create a very hectic life tempting people to eat more fast food and including eating their last meal right before bedtime.
- A lack of exercise encourages a slow metabolism. Perhaps you're exercising a lot less than before, or perhaps you're not exercising at all. Not only does exercise burn calories, but it raises your metabolism and helps to keep it raised through-out the day. You* 11 burn more calories for a longer period of time because of your increased metabolism. Also, exercise benefits all of the chemical processes within your bodily systems creating better health and vitality for you.
- Another important ingredient for proper weight management is sleep. If you are not getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night or you're having restless sleep, you may become a candidate for weight gain due to the improper metabolism of sugar.
Whatever the reason is, your health, vitality, and energy is waiting for you.
For more information, questions that you may have, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Langford