Gaining weight while dieting and exercising

Gaining Weight While Dieting Due to 6 Reasons – Myfitnesscraze

Finishing Meal Quickly

finishing meal quickly

Do you know that finishing your meal quickly is one of the important reasons for gaining weight while dieting and exercising? Eating fast means consuming more calories than actual you should.

Due to fast eating, your brain doesn’t send the signals telling that you are full and you should stop eating. Actually, your brain takes 20 minutes to send this signals.

Hence chew your food thoroughly and take 20 minutes to complete your food. It will help you to consume few calories, digest food properly and lose weight without working out.

Stress Causes Weight Gain

gaining weight while dieting due to stress

According to the research high-stress level leads to increase in the level of cortisol stress hormone. And high cortisol level means high blood pressure, high glucose, high heart rate and weight gain. Hence practice deep yoga breathing exercises to release your stress.

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Hormone Imbalance

Hormonal imbalace

Maybe due to hormonal imbalance even after dieting and exercising you are not losing weight. Sometimes due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or hypothyroidism, you are gaining weight while dieting and exercising.

It is better to consult your doctor and practice yoga exercises to treat hormonal imbalance.

Skipping Meals

Gaining weight due to skipping meal

If you think that skipping meals will lose your weight then you are making a big mistake. It can be the reason for gaining weight while dieting or exercising. Skipping meals leads to overeating at the next meal which will increase your weight instead of losing.

Hence you can have small snacks in between your lunch and dinner. But never skip your breakfast.

Poor Sleep

Poor sleep causes weight gain

Yes, if you are not taking enough sleep then you will not lose weight even after dieting and exercising. Basically, poor sleep is connected to weight gain. A poor sleep disturbs your appetite-regulating hormones which increases your appetite to crave more food. Definitely, you are consuming more calories to gain weight.

Hence try to take 7-8 hours sleep without having a disturbance like a tv, and music or snoring partner.

Increased In Appetite

increased in appetite and weight gain

If you are working out but not losing weight then should check what and how much you are eating. If you are exercising for an hour then, of course, you will become hungry. That time you should keep track of eating. Exercise makes you more hungry, so maybe you are eating more calories which turn into an increase in weight.

Hence include more protein and fiber in your diet instead of high calories food.

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Hope you understood that how poor sleep, increase in appetite, skipping meals, hormonal imbalance, eating fast and stress causes gaining weight while dieting and exercising?

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  • Hey Raj, Thanks for the information. There is a very solid misconception in our society that you can lose weight by skipping diet but it works exact opposite.
    Again thanks for sharing the reasons…

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