The Real Reason Why You Are Gaining Weight

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So we all know the saying that our eyes are bigger than our stomachs and guess what it’s true. The number one reason why I would say in my opinion we gain  weight is an over consumption of calories or to simply put it, overeating. Now of course there are other factors that can tie into gaining weight that may not have to do with overeating such as certain medications, hormones, conditions and disorders.  

But overeating is a big part of our problem, our portion sizes are way too big! When we make a home cooked meal most of the time we are not measuring out how much we should really be consuming. When we go out to eat, which most of us love to do, they throw these big portion sizes at us. We feel like we have to eat it all by the time we are ready to leave the restaurant we can barely move. Same thing with fast foods such as McDonald, Burger King, Wendy’s, Popeye’s, they all give us these big portion sizes but why is that? Are we being set up to gain weight?

It is up to us to be aware of how much we are, but I know sometimes the food is so good we just can’t help it but this is very important. When we are not aware of it all we are doing is putting so many calories into our body and most of the time those calories don’t come from healthy foods which just adds more fuel to the fire. So there is another point, one we have an over consumption of calories and two we are eating unhealthy foods.

What I am learning as I am on my own journey to weight loss is that weight loss takes a lot of discipline and at first it is going to be very challenging. I am learning that in the past I would overeat, I would eat late at night, I would eat sweets, and that I pretty much did not have a lot of self control when it came to eating. Now I am paying attention to what I eat and how much I eat. Now I won’t get into all the details now but something that I found very tedious and still is , is calorie counting. But it is so important and it has helped me out so much that I have been successful in losing my first 5 pounds on this new weight loss journey. I have now gone from 190 pounds to 185 pounds within the past two and a half weeks. 

The journey is not going to be perfect but it is possible. I would love to hear your stories! Leave your comments down below!

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  1. cjstarlight says:

    I agree with your thoughts. Exercising and eating healthy won’t help too much if the portion sizes get overlooked. I was on the keto diet a year ago and I watched what I ate. It took me a bit to remember that how much I ate also counts. As soon as I controlled my portions, I started losing weight. I did quit the diet as I stopped losing weight and I decided to try eating in moderation. I set aside days where I can eat sugary, and carb filled foods. After that, I would stick with limited sugars and eat low carb foods for most days. Not diverting much from my keto diet.
    It was a great journey and I learned that it is important to experiment and find something that works for you.

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    1. yournutritionhealth says:

      Thank you so much for reading my post! I agree with you 100 percent. Controlling portions is one of the most important factors in weight loss and weight gain. It truly takes a lot of discipline . It’s so important to eat in moderation especially the things that are not healthy when we are not actively doing it that is when that weight slowly creeps up sometimes you don’t even notice it. I am also doing that now where I give myself days to enjoy the foods that I like mostly the weekends but Mon-Fri I try to keep as clean as I can.

      Have a wonderful night . Be well and Be Safe

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