January 07, 2012

Surprising Reasons Why You’re Gaining Weight


If you still remember last year, I went to the hospital for three consecutive weeks but my doctor was on Holiday leave so I just went back today, after Holiday. Thank God, she’s back and because she was away for several weeks, there were so many patients. While waiting for my turn, I’m checking my record and I was shocked when I saw my weight, last January 2011, my weight is only 86lbs and after one year, I’m now 100lbs, so 14lbs gain in 12 months. This is really shocking to me because for 28 years, I never had any problem with my weight. In fact, I always research on how to gain weight because even I eat plenty of foods I’m not gaining weight but last year, things changed and now I do not know why I’m gaining weight.

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Last summer I started to buy clothes because my clothes won’t fit me anymore, from size XS to S and now Medium and from size 25 to size 26 and now size 27. So imagine my dilemma every time I wear my clothes and pants and it no longer fits me. I need to buy new clothes just to have something to wear if I’m going out, good thing that I am a full time mom and I do not need to change my whole wardrobe. I’m happy with my weight now, I just want to maintain it and stop gaining more pounds because I have no more budget to buy new stuff again. =)

I was searching the internet a while ago, looking for reasons why I’m gaining weight and here’s what I’ve found.  

1. You Might Be Gaining Weight Because of Lack of Sleep
2. You May Be Gaining Weight Because of Stress
3. You May Be Gaining Weight Because of Medications
4. You May Be Gaining Weight Because of a Medical Condition
5. You May Be Gaining Weight Because of Menopause

Click here for the explanations.

New year’s resolution is not my thing but now I’m including my health in one of my personal goals because I admit  I’m getting old, my metabolism is getting slow, and I do not exercise. So even I still have the same eating pattern if I do not burn my calories, I will continue to gain more pounds.

I do hope that I will be successful in maintaining my weight. Please share some tips.


29 comments:

  1. like you, i gained weight too. 8ilbs. konti nalang overweight na ko shucks.

    mabagal na siguro metabolism ko, plus hindi na ko nag-eexercise. =(

    anyway, it's not too late. Day 5 ko ngayon ng No Rice diet. hihi

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  2. Yung 1 and 2 ang nag aaply sakin. Kulang talaga ako sa tulog kasi di ko kayang matulog ng maaga. Minsan madaling araw na gising pa ko. Hay sa monday start na talaga ako ng diet at edyo nag gain nung holiday kakalamon. haha!

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  3. Yup lack of sleep makes you gain weight talaga. Notice when you've only had a few hours of sleep you keep eating? Cos your body is lacks energy and is trying to get it from somewhere else: food.

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  4. I've always have weight probs and yet again I've always have sleeping probs as well. But for someone like yourself who've never had a weight problem, it's best to consult your doctor to make sure everything's ok - diba sabi nila you should do this before starting on a diet etc.
    Hope everything's ok, sis =)
    BTW, followed you on twitter =)

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  5. chyng - you still look slim. wow! no rice diet, parang di ko yata kaya, 2 days without rice, hinahanap ko talaga.

    anney - what! ang sarap na ng tulog ko, gising ka pa pala. ganyan yata may gift sa art and craft like lucy torres, hindi rin maaga nakakatulog. =)

    anneM - i agree, so no-no to stress!

    kristeta - which doctor kaya? nutritionist? dietician?

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  6. Baiktad tyo. Me I gain weight easily. Hehehe! =)

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  7. well, maybe mas magana ka kumain. my advice is you take ethan outside and play with him. I'm sure ma exercise ka at di ka mag gain ng wait. he he. good for ethan and you:)
    ako din dito la masyado exrcise. tamad lumabas dahil sobra lamig. Good thing na mag start na uli kami ng Zumba training sa tuesday:)

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  8. ^hahaha! sabi ko na yan ang icocomment mo.

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  9. I get sleepy when the clock strikes 12 pa. While hoping that I can change this routine, I can't. Because my hubby nman works on a mid shift (1am-10am) :(

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  10. am surprised that we gain weight with lack of sleep. hehe. pwede rin. I will try to fix my body clock and try to focus more on veggies.

    Dr. Wends

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  11. you may be gaining weight simply because you won't stop eating, that's why.

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  12. As far as I know a person gains weight because of his low metabolism. And much so of his carbo intake, which takes much time to metabolize or burn up. Anyway when you gain weight there are two things to be aware of: 1. If it is within your body weight requirement, no need to worry. 2. If it is in excess, well, you've do something to attain its optimum or required weight for your age to avoid heart problem.

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  13. buti pa kau bilis mag gain ng weight, aqu tagal eh kahit anung vitamin itatake ko la effect..

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  14. for me i dont eat dinner start at 6 pm there will be no eating of carbo food and dont drink softdrinks and juices, if you want to drink juice just the fresh one....

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  15. I hope this is 100% true because I've been experiencing numbers 1-4 yet I'm hell skinny! HAHAHAH

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  16. reymund and clint - bata pa kasi kayo, ganyan din ako dati, wala problem sa weight. =)

    noel - no meal after 6pm, so dapat 5:30pm dinner ko. =)

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  17. I have the same problem... :( and I lack sleep, im lazy, stressed, so i'm not expecting miracles to happen. in your case you're still young and you can still control it. Maybe eating less rice and no softdrinks will be a good start.

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  18. Also, remember that you need to move. Do small things like walk rather than take the escalator, etc. It will go a long way!

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  19. Just have regular exercises and have proper meals. past two years i have "no rice" diet, now minsan lang, and i do now, "go to basic". fresh and right fruits, vegetables, kahit sa juice, fresh fruit juice.

    have a blessed happy days and less stressful happenings in life!

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  20. ^no rice diet? hmmm, try ko every other day muna ang rice. =)

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  21. in my case, i am guilty with reasons 1 and 2...hahahah! that is why, i need to do my 10-minute treadmill workouts in as much as possible, everyday.. :D


    thanks for dropping by!

    ~gagay~

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  22. i never gain weight. hahaha.

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  23. before, gaining weight is really a problem to me. But now, after i gained more than 20 lbs, ang hirap naman magpapayat na. Hahaha. I didnt know na nakakadagdag timbang ang kulang sa tulog. :)

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  24. Exercise is the most effective way to maintain your weight. Also, you have to limit yourself with your calorie intake everyday. For a non-active housewife like you, you should eat about 1200 kcal everyday not more. However, if you want to include at least 30min workout everyday then you can go until 1500 kcal. If you're getting old, your metabolism is slowing down so you have to adjust your lifestyle too.

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  25. tama si ms. julie, exercise is the best way to maintain weight... lucky i dont have a problem on that kind of issue... :)

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  26. i though lack of sleep is one reason for losing weight.my problem is how to gain weight.i hope you can give me some of those unwanted weight.

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  27. ouch I'm gaining wait from lack of sleep ata eh

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  28. How's the weight control going now? I have the same dilemma with wardrobes since I started losing weight naman....everything is loose! Kakainis hehehe...magastos din eh....but for health reasons, I need to slim down talaga. :-)

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    1. i'm still gaining weight, 2 weeks ago, 102 lbs. na ko. =( dati ang hirap ko tumaba ngayon nahihirapan ko pumayat. congrats! at effective ang diet mo. =)

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