Hello, I’m Ali, I’m 19 years old. Why do I gain weight so easily? Just drinking a glass of water immediately increases 500 grams. But it was very difficult to get off. What happened to my body?
Hi Aliffirda .. Thank you for the question.
To assess whether your nutritional status is normal or not, you can calculate your body mass index (BMI). BMI is calculated using the formula: Weight (in kg) divided by Height (in meters) squared. For Asian people, the normal BMI is between 18.5 and 22.9. If your BMI is still within normal limits then you don't need to worry too much, and you can adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Meanwhile, if you are overweight, it is necessary to know the causes of increased weight, including:
Genetic / inherited in the family
Lack of activity so that the calories consumed are greater than the calories burned
Psychological stress, thereby increasing the hormone cortisol which can increase appetite
Lack of sleep
Due to the consumption of drugs such as antidepressants, diabetes drugs, seizure drugs
Due to certain diseases, for example: hypothyroidism, Cushing's syndrome,
If you feel you are overweight it is better if you consult a nutritionist to find out how many calories you should consume in a day. In addition, you can also live a healthy lifestyle, for example:
Do physical activity actively and exercise such as cycling, jogging, swimming
Get enough sleep and avoid sleeping too much or not sleeping enough
Avoid psychological stress
Eat a nutritionally balanced diet and meet the needs of vegetables and fruits
Reduce consumption of snacks, especially snacking at night
May be useful