Many Situations Have Ruled my Life... but a few were long run rulers which determined my culture, life style, my daily routine... Everybody have their own excuses and stuffs that needs tobe followed according to the way they prioritize things so do i ... but there were certain times where i missed to priortize things due to few factors and those were the ones which started ruling my life...
Monday, November 19, 2012
GAINING WEIGHT post your teenage ???
GAINING WEIGHT AFTER 30?!
“I use to be thin when I was in school and college, I do not know how I
put on so much of weight suddenly” or “I eat my normal diet but
suddenly I have developed a paunch” Do you remember hearing this from
your friends or family. There are chances that you may have experienced
these changes in your body once you reached your 30’s. Research
indicates that men and women gain weight after they are married, have
kids and are settled in their jobs.
Let’s understand the common reason for weight gain after reaching 30.
Reason 1: Erratic eating habit
Most individuals get ambitious of moving up the corporate ladder as
they reach their mid life and hence fail to pay attention to their
eating habits. They skip meals to complete the projects; binge on junk
foods regularly. Eating out at official meetings and seminars seem
unavoidable. The erratic eating patterns do not suit the sedentary
lifestyle which results in the increase in waist line.
Reason 2: Ignorance about basic nutrition
Though the modern day individuals are getting savvy about what to eat
and what to avoid, there is a huge ignorance in their understanding
between the lines. Having misinformation about various foods and their
nutritional values, leads to spending money on various health products
that do no good for the body. Following fad diets that promise to help
you to lose weight easily, eventually leads to weight gain.
Reason 3: Decrease in physical activity
Most men and women find themselves caught up in the hectic schedule of
work and family. They are always juggling to find time for themselves
hence scheduling a specific time to exercise is generally not in their
daily schedule. Though individuals in their mid life are busy but their
physical activity in comparison to their early life drastically
decreases which is a major cause for weight gain. Studies suggest that a
decrease in the physical activity is the primary reason for the
increase in fat mass with age.
Reason 4: Poor sleeping habits
A person in their mid life gets independent. His schedules generally
include late working hours, late parties, all this leads to delay in
the usual sleeping time. Being awake till late at night leads to late
night bingeing which in turn leads to weight gain. Sleep deprivation
leads to poor energy management which in turn adds kilos. For instance
if you are feeling sleepy at work, you are tempted to have a cup of tea
or coffee for that instant energy later you may skip your exercise
schedule because you of your hectic work schedule which leads to weight
Reason 5: Stress
For many people in their 30’s
it is a time to focus on career goals, financial goals, getting married,
starting a family. Major life changes can be stressful. Studies suggest
that there is a connection between stress and gaining weight. When an
individual is stressed, the body releases a hormone called cortisol
which contributes to weight gain. Additionally, people tend to eat more
under stress. All this could combine to a drastic weight gain.
Reason 6: Metabolism
Metabolism is the rate at which the body burns calories. As an
individual enters the 30’s the metabolism rate slows down. In simple
words, an indiviudal burns fewer calories than they did in their younger
age hence even if they continue with the same diet and exercise regime
like they followed in their earlier years, they still tend to gain
weight. In women changes in the hormones caused due to pregnancy and
menopause also adds to kilos.
Reason 7: Addictions
Research indicates that most individuals start a new relationship with
smoking, and drinking alcohol to manage stress or social pressure as
they reach their 30’s. These addictions have their own set of
combinations for instance tea and smoking, eating peanuts or other fried
variety of food with alcohol. Once these habits set in, they add to the
increasing waist line and destroy childhood ideologies and well crafted
The main problem with weight gain in middle age
is more than a cosmetic issue, it is closely related with various health
problems such as heart disease, diabetes and various cancers.
While it is hard to lose the weight that is gained in the middle years
but it is definitely possible, however prevention is always better than
Here’s what you can do to avoid weight gain in your mid life:
The simplest ways to avoid weight gain in the mid life is to avoid all
of the above. The judicious mix of following a healthy eating pattern
and adding physical activity to your daily regime can help you ward off
the extra kilos gained in your mid life years.
So do not lose heart even if you gain weight ….. Losing weight is as easy as gaining weight!