Quite simply, we put on weight when we consume more calories than we use up. However, there are different reasons for why we eat more calories in the first place. We may be eating the wrong things, perhaps out of ignorance about their nutritional value, or because of time pressures or other reasons. We may be eating too much or eating when we are not hungry. We also eat for other, mostly emotional reasons; perhaps when we are bored, stressed, lonely or angry. We also might not be taking enough exercise, and therefore not using up the calories we have consumed.
Everyone is different, so everyone has different reasons; the important thing is to recognise your own personal reasons for overeating or eating unhealthily, and replace these unhealthy patterns with good habits.
Before starting any weight loss or exercise plan you must consult a medical professional.
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