Even nutritious foods can make you gain weight
“Many people think if it’s healthy, you can eat as much as you want, but it’s important to limit ‘recreational’ eating, no matter how healthy the snack.” —Fiola Sowemimo, MD, Board-Certified in Internal and Bariatric Medicine, Freehold, New Jersey. When you do snack, make sure you’re choosing the right kind; these snacks can help with weight loss.
When you eat is just as important as what you eat
“When you eat is important for weight loss. Starving all day and eating a big meal at the end of the day is counterproductive. No matter how nutritious a meal is, if eaten too late in the day, one does not have the time to burn it off and use it for fuel for the day. It ends up being stored in a body gas tank (the fat cells) you can’t readily access.” —Dr. Sowemimo.
Check your medications
“Some common medications prescribed for chronic conditions like hypertension, diabetes, and depression are weight positive—as in, they make you gain weight or make it difficult for you to lose the excess weight you already have. If one needs to be on chronic medications, it’s best to be on weight neutral or weight negative alternatives. Talk to your doctor about your medications.”—Dr. Sowemimo. Learn some more surprising factors that contribute to your weight gain.