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11 Surprising Reasons You're Gaining Weight

The Active Times Logo By Catarina Cowden of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 12: Taking care of your body, staying fit and eating well are top priorities for having a long healthy life. And whether you are in the process of losing weight, maintaining your current body weight, or just trying to stay healthy and fit, the goal is not to gain any unnecessary weight. One day, we may step on the scale and see that the number has increased. It doesn’t make sense. We’ve seemingly been eating properly, working out regularly and trying to stay fit. But, sometimes there are reasons for weight gain that go unnoticed.These shocking and surprising reasons people gain weight happen every day. To compile the list, I chatted with four experts on the subject. Bob Wright is the Director of Education Hilton Head Health, a leading weight loss resort. Sports medicine RD, Dr. Jackie Buell has extensive knowledge on the subject of nutrition and wellness. Nutritionists and trainers Franci Cohen and Minna Herskowitz also weighed in on the subject of weight gain.

11 Surprising Reasons You're Gaining Weight

Taking care of your body, staying fit and eating well are top priorities for having a long healthy life. And whether you are in the process of losing weight, maintaining your current body weight, or just trying to stay healthy and fit, the goal is not to gain any unnecessary weight. One day, we may step on the scale and see that the number has increased. It doesn’t make sense. We’ve seemingly been eating properly, working out regularly and trying to stay fit. But, sometimes there are reasons for weight gain that go unnoticed.

These shocking and surprising reasons people gain weight happen every day. To compile the list, I chatted with four experts on the subject. Bob Wright is the Director of Education Hilton Head Health, a leading weight loss resort. Sports medicine RD, Dr. Jackie Buell has extensive knowledge on the subject of nutrition and wellness. Nutritionists and trainers Franci Cohen and Minna Herskowitz also weighed in on the subject of weight gain.

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