Endocrinologist of the highest category Elena Gubkina listed the main reasons for the unexpected weight gain.
Lack of sleep often contributes to weight gain, she said. So, the wrong regimen increases appetite, since the human brain tries to restore energy reserves with a large number of calories, and also disrupts metabolism.
"As a result of a lack of sleep, the metabolism slows down, as the production of hormones is disrupted - the production of insulin and cortisol increases, the production of growth hormone (growth hormone) decreases," Gubkina said in a commentary on Arguments and Facts.
Another reason for weight gain, she says, may be exposure to prolonged stress, which causes the release of large amounts of the adrenal hormone cortisol, which contributes to the rapid accumulation of fat stores. Also, body weight often increases due to fluid retention in the body: in this case, you should establish a drinking regimen, and also reduce the amount of salt consumed, including giving up products such as sausages or chips.
In addition, Gubkina noted, a person can begin to gain weight due to taking medications, such as glucocorticoids (steroid hormones), antipsychotics, antidepressants and anticonvulsants, as well as from smoking cessation.