Are you plagued with unwanted pounds, despite your best efforts towards eating healthy and getting fit? You’re not alone. Millions of others across the globe, just like you, are struggling to shed weight in an uphill battle.
Here are 7 Sneaky Reasons you’re Gaining Weight, some of these might surprise you.
1: Sucking on Cigarettes. It’s pretty common to think that smoking helps people stay thin. However, you may be surprised that this is actually a common misconception. Yes, people often gain weight when they quit smoking. But this is a result of filling a void by turning to excess food (and usually junk food), it’s NOT a result of the cigarette itself. Recent research has actually shown that contrary to the long-believed lie that smoking keeps you thin, it actually leads to weight gain. This happens by interrupting your body’s metabolic function and causing it to be insulin-resistant. Interestingly, the same is true for those exposed to second-hand smoke.