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15 Reasons You Gained Weight that Have Nothing to Do with Food

The Active Times Logo By Hristina Byrnes of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 16: <p>More than one-third – 34.9 percent or 78.6 million – of adults in the country are obese, according to the <a href="http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1832542"><strong>Journal of American Medicine</strong></a>, and there is <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/new-survey-reports-increase-us-obesity-rates"><strong>no indication</strong></a> of the trend changing. People think that weight gain is all about eating more and not exercising enough, but <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/fitness/n/16-surprising-habits-are-aging-you"><strong>this is a huge misconception</strong></a>, <a href="https://investigators.geisinger.org/investigators.cfm?id=44"><strong>Dr. Christopher Still</strong></a>, director of the of the Geisinger Health System Obesity Institute, says. There are many other factors that lead to <a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/fitness/your-first-time/16-reasons-your-belly-fat-isn-t-going-away"><strong>extra inches around the waist</strong></a> no matter how hard you try to keep them off.</p>

Reasons You Gained Weight that Have Nothing to Do with Food

More than one-third – 34.9 percent or 78.6 million – of adults in the country are obese, according to the Journal of American Medicine, and there is no indication of the trend changing. People think that weight gain is all about eating more and not exercising enough, but this is a huge misconception, Dr. Christopher Still, director of the of the Geisinger Health System Obesity Institute, says. There are many other factors that lead to extra inches around the waist no matter how hard you try to keep them off.

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