8 Shocking Things That are Making You Gain Weight
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0:04 There are some pretty shocking things that may be contributing to the fat loss struggle that a lot of guys have problems with.
0:10 Here are 8 things I have never even thought of until I uncovered some weight loss research that was very eye-opening. It can apply to anyone!
0:20 Number 1 – A cold! Children exposed to a particular strain of the common cold virus, called adenovirus 36 are more likely to be obese than those who aren’t exposed.
0:31 – In a study of 224 children, nearly 80% of those exposed were obese. They weighed an average of 50 pounds which is about 23 kilograms more than kids NOT exposed!
0:41 – Number 2 – Eating Meat! Now most guys eat meat for protein and that’s a given. Don’t stop.. but consider this: you may be getting more from your meat than a strong dose of protein. You could be ingesting some of the hormones fed to the animals to help them grow faster. These chemicals are having the same effect on us as they do on the animal. So think about it: fat cows, fat pigs, fat chickens…it equates to fat people!
1:06 – To make sure you’re not unintentionally eating steroids, buy meat from smaller farms that pasture-raise chickens and cows, and refrain from injecting their livestock with fat promoting compounds.
1:15 – Number 3: Using the AC. When living in constantly comfortable temperatures, the body doesn’t have to work to keep cool or to keep warm. According to a study from a 2006 article in the International Journal of Obesity, i the South (a region which has some of the highest obesity rates in the United States) the percentage of homes with air-conditioning increased from 37% in 1978 to 70% in 1997.
1:40 – Number four: eating out of tupperware. Now I’m a heavy user of tupperware, but heating up foods while they’re in the plastic tupperware is not good for your weight loss goals. These compounds that are found in plastics can easily leach into our bloodstream and, like pesticides, can disrupt hormonal systems and lead to weight gain. So work on reducing your exposure to these harmful chemicals and don’t heat the plastic in the microwave.
2:00 Instead, buy food in pouches and boxes whenever possible rather than cans, and use plastic bottles only once and then recycle them. Also invest in glass tupperware. It’s a bit more expensive than plastic but they last forever and will save you bug time in the long run. Trust me!
2:17 Number 5 – Keeping a light on at night: Keeping a light on at night could add a few inches to your waistline, according to a study published in October in the Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Mice exposed to a dim light at night gained 50 percent more weight over an 8 week period than mice that spent their nights in total darkness, even though the mice had the same amount of food and physical activity. The results could apply to people who eat meals late at night as well.
2:41 Number 6 – Being exposed to environmental contaminants. Pollution could have an impact on your body’s metabolism, according to a study that was published in the Journal of Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition and Obesity. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as Bisphenol A (BPA) which is found in plastic, and polybrominated diphenyl, which is a flame retardant, have been found in humans – and these chemicals are associated with obesity by interfering with hormone signaling.
3:04 Pesticides that affect hormone synthesis and metabolism can also make their way to humans by going up the food chain.
3:09 Number 7 – Medications. Some medications taken to control or prevent depression, diabetes, hypertension, or even unwanted pregnancy can cause weight gain. Use of psychotropic medications, particularly antidepressants, in the United States increased about 5% between 1988 and 2002, according to a 2009 study in the Journal of Critical Reviews in Food and Science. Hypertension drugs called beta blockers have also been linked to weight gain, as have treatments for type 2 diabetes.
3:37 Number 8 – Your genes. According to two studies published this month in the journal “Nature,” Genetics scientists have found 18 new genetic markers that could play a role in obesity and thirteen new markers that can determine whether fat builds around your waist or hips. Many of these markers are in or near genes not previously connected to obesity and by learning what these genes do, scientists may find causes for obesity in different people.
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