For many of us out there, weight gain is a serious issue.
No matter how much we exercise and diet, there are just some of us that never seem to lose the weight. We see others walking by that are as thin as can be. For many of us the first thought that creeps into our heads is:
“That is just so not right! This is so uncool. How come they weight so little and I weigh so much!”
Let’s be honest, we have all uttered these words. We may not have said them out loud, we would than be sounding like a jerk.
For many, weight gain is a never-ending issue. Now some have said that weight gain is also brought up on by water retention. And this is a valid argument. In fact many studies have been conducted to prove this. Many studies have found out most recently is that weight gain and obesity is closely connected to puberty.
I bet you never thought of something like that.
Most gain weight during puberty, which is around 8 years of age till about 14. Now during this time puberty will take over for these 2-4 years. It’s during this time that fat and muscle develop as you young ladies enter into adulthood. For those that do not gain weight during this time, it’s actually considered to be unhealthy.
It’s during this time that a hormone known as estrogen is created. Estrogen and the other hormones will cause your body to grow in size and shape.
During this time if you gain about 15 pounds or a bit more, this is actually quite healthy. It’s also imperative that during this time you began physical activities and try to maintain a healthy and nutritional meal plan.
When obesity occurs is when you fail to eat properly and engage in physical activity.
During puberty, as your body grows, your body makes allowances for the extra weight gain.
But there does come a time when your body may gain more weight than it should. That is also due to the chemicals and hormones in your body. If your body produces more hormones than normal, this can also contribute to the weight gain.
It’s normal to gain weight during puberty, but once puberty is done, your body should even itself out to the right proportion that it should be. Once your body evens itself out, the weight that you gained will be distributed evenly. If your body produced an excessive amount of weight, this could prove difficult. It can also prove to be a problem if this weight issue is a genetic thing.
- Ask yourself what you eat and when.
- Do you eat late at night, when all meals should be cut off?
- Do you rely on a lot of fast food and junk to sustain yourself, and not taking the time to exercise it out.
- What times do you eat and how much do you eat?
- Did these habits and patterns begin in puberty or soon afterwards?
These are all things that you and your doctor needs to know. These can be contributing to the problem. How you eat says as much about you as what you eat.
Consult with your doctor to find out what options are best for you. He or she will know best about what to do. Many college-aged women battle the weight problem and many times it leads to obesity. There is always a solution.
Always remember this:
Your relationship with your weight is not the be-all and end-all.
It’s not how much you weigh that is most important, it’s who you are as a person. Just because you may have a weight issue, doesn’t mean that it should define you.