You’re gaining weight... & it’s really not your fault.
There are some instances when gaining weight isn’t a result of your food choices or inactivity - it can often relate to your hormones.
Women suffering from PCOS are more likely to gain weight as a result of improper androgen levels (testosterone); and to make things a little more difficult, those who are on the heavier side are prone to developing PCOS, so once you have it, it can be a doube edged sword.
Research suggests that women with hormonal irregularities gain weight around the middle, giving them an ‘apple’, instead of ‘pear’-shaped body. This then increases the risk of developing heart disease or diabetes.
Obviously, you have to be aware of how much exercise you are getting, along with taking ownership of your eating and habits, but if you’re living a consciously healthy life, there shouldn’t be rapid changes in your weight (unless it’s Xmas)!
Many people also suffer from under-active or over-active thyroids, which can cause rapid weight gain or loss. While rapid weight loss may sound like a dream condition for some, it can also cause excessive sweating, heat intolerance, irritability & potential heart palpitations.
Some other health conditions that may cause weight gain are: