10 Unexpected Factors Affecting Your Weight
Doesn’t it upset you when you see your skinny friend eating all the possible junk food and not gaining an ounce, while you gain weight even when you’re eating in moderation and choosing all the healthy and low-calorie foods? While you’re exercising regularly, someone who’s never stepped into the gym looks so much better than you. Is the faith against you? What’s happening? How could you be having trouble with weight when you’re doing everything right? Fit and other people who have never had such problems will think that everyone with excess weight must be eating lots of sugar, fats and starchy carbohydrates. However, that doesn’t have to be the case at all. Read on to find out which are the 10 unexpected factors that can have a huge effect on your weight.
1. Lack of sleep
If you’re feeling guilty when you allow yourself to sleep in sometimes, you should really stop. Namely, not sleeping enough could have a lot to do with weight gain or inability to lose weight. However, sleeping too much isn’t good for you, either.
The Mayo Clinic published a report on a study which showed that women who slept less than six and more than nine hours per night were more likely to gain weight (even 11 pounds per year) than those who slept normally, for 7-8 hours.Another study showed that men who slept less than seven hours ate more calories than they did when they were well rested. If you think about it for a moment, it has perfect sense.
First, if you don’t rest properly, your body doesn’t have the chance to completely replenish during the night. Second, a person who sleeps enough wakes up energized, while those who don’t wake up tired, and they need to take their energy from somewhere else-and that’s usually food. Pay attention to your hunger levels when you’re tired and when you’re rested, and you’ll see what we’re talking about.