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Home Remedies for Weight Loss

Your weight is a balancing act that features how many calories you consume plus the amount of energy you burn throughout the day. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 67% of adults age 20 years and over are overweight or obese. If you live your life as a couch potato or munch on too many potato chips, you may find a need to explore the many different home remedies for weight loss.

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CAUSES OF WEIGHT GAIN

From drinking too much soda to going through a divorce, there are numerous everyday habits and events in life that can contribute to an increase in weight. Some of the most common causes of weight gain include [1]:

• Medications: While prescription drugs are supposed to make you feel better, some also come with side effects that can cause you to gain weight. Common culprits include steroids, antidepressants, diabetes medications,heartburn treatments, seizure preventatives, and birth control pills.

• Lifestyle: Your daily habits could be at the root of your weight gain. Perhaps you’re working long hours and the stress is adding to your waistline. Are you an emotional eater? Not getting enough sleep? Have you recently quit smoking? Other lifestyle choices that can contribute to weight gain include not eating enough fiber, high-sugar snacks, sedentary job, hanging out with overeaters, heavy drinking, eating large portions, and skipping meals (which can slow down your metabolism).

• Life Changes: When the body goes through a change, such as hormonal changes associated with menopause and pregnancy in women, weight can become redistributed and accumulate in the body. Oftentimes, the midsection and hips are the hardest hit areas. Aging is another reason people gain weight because their metabolism starts to slow down as they get older.

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