Both for women and men, the stomach is the most critical part of the body that shows the first signs of obesity.
Although the most common causes of obesity are poor diet and sedentary lifestyle, or insufficient movement, there are other somewhat overlooked reasons why your belly may be growing, even though you are eating healthy.
Here are some of them:
While in some women the extra pounds get deposited in the buttocks and thighs, for some the undesirable sediments are collected just in the area of the waist. This is due to genetics. The body type is inherited from the parents and nearby relatives, and thus the propensity for obesity in certain parts of the body.
Sleep is very important for normal operation of the organism. Insufficient sleep causes reduced secretion of the hormone leptin in the body, and the bigger and rising secretion of ghrelin – the hormone that stimulates hunger. Insufficient sleep sends signals to the brain that increase the desire for food, and the body begins to collect supplies in the form of fat.
Some drugs may be the cause of obesity without being aware of it. These are the medications used for diabetes, migraine, high blood pressure, depression, steroids and hormonal contraceptive pills.
If you use some of the aforementioned drugs and notice a sharp increase in weight in a short period of time, then seek advice from your doctor.