Factors that are leading causes of weight gain.

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Many people seem to think that weight gain and obesity are caused by a lack of willpower. That’s not entirely true. Although weight gain is largely a result of eating behavior and lifestyle. Some people are at a disadvantage when it comes to controlling their eating habits.


Obesity has a strong genetic component. Children of parents with obesity are much more likely to have obesity than children of lean parents UFABET  

That doesn’t mean that obesity is completely predetermined. What you eat can have a major effect on which genes are expressed and which are not.

Non-industrialized societies rapidly develop obesity when they start eating a typical Western diet. Their genes didn’t change, but the environment and the signals they sent to their genes did.

Put simply, genetic components do affect your susceptibility to gaining weight. Studies on identical twins demonstrate this very well (2Trusted Source).

Engineered Junk Foods

Heavily processed foods are often little more than refined ingredients mixed with additives.

These products are designed to be cheap. Last long on the shelf and taste so incredibly good that they are hard to resist.

By making foods as tasty as possible, food manufacturers are trying to increase sales. But they also promote overeating.

Most processed foods today don’t resemble whole foods at all. These are highly engineered products, designed to get people hooked.