medications that cause weight gain

5 medications that cause weight gain

Certain medications are known for interfering with metabolism and other bodily processes, making weight gain a common side effect of many prescription drugs. Medications that cause weight gain may do so because of fluid retention, increased appetite, and changes in hormones. Weight gain may not be listed as a side effect on some medications, so it’s important to talk to …

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7 conditions that can make it hard to lose weight

Weight loss isn’t always as simple as changing your diet and exercising regularly. Although these things are important, some people find it hard to lose weight with diet and exercise alone. When this happens, there’s often an underlying health issue or chronic condition that influences how your body uses and stores excess weight. We tend to think of weight loss …

stress eating

Combat stress eating from the inside out

A typical day when LiveLight members confront the challenges of stress eating can sound like this: “Today was a tough day for good choices. I am under a lot of stress from many directions and this is my weak link. I can eat well socially or by myself but on emotionally stressful days, I want something crunchy and salty. So, …

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The link between inflammation and weight gain

Lack of exercise and poor diet are widely recognized as factors involved in weight gain. And while fitness and nutrition are important components of any weight-loss plan, the way your body uses and stores energy (AKA calories) is also influenced by common underlying health issues that should also be taken into consideration. Chronic inflammation is one of these widespread health …