10 Weird Things That Might Be Causing Your Weight Gain

Chris Brantner, a Certified Sleep Science Coach, advises, “One thing people often overlook when it comes to weight gain is sleep. People who sleep six hours or fewer on average consume an additional 300+ calories per day as a result. This is largely due to the fact that sleep deprivation causes an increase in levels of Ghrelin, a hunger hormone, and a decrease in levels of leptin, a hormone that helps you feel full.”

3. Not drinking enough water

Water is the holy grail of everything we do for our body. Incorporating more water into your lifestyle is the best thing you can do and gives your body a clean slate to run on every day.

A study from the Journal of Endocrinology Metabolism found the following: “In 14 healthy, normal-weight subjects (seven men and seven women), we assessed the effect of drinking 500 ml of water on energy expenditure and substrate oxidation rates by using whole-room indirect calorimetry. The effect of water drinking on adipose tissue metabolism was assessed with the microdialysis technique. Drinking 500 ml of water increased metabolic rate by 30 percent.”

Experts advise to put yourself on a schedule when trying to drink more water such as drinking a certain amount in the morning, before lunch, and before dinner.

4. Not eating enough protein

Having a low protein diet can cause your energy levels to be extremely low as well as be a sign of weight gain. Protein is amazing for our bodies because it is more satiating than carbohydrates or fats.

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