Why Are You Gaining Weight?


Blog / Monday, March 19th, 2018

Some medical conditions predictably cause weight gain:

  • PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Steroid use
  • Diabetes
  • Underactive thyroid
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Clinical depression
  • Disease-associated fluid retention

If you don’t suffer from any of these, and we’re betting you don’t, why are you gaining weight?

At The Bluecoat Group, we believe weight gain is caused by hormonally mediated factors. It’s not as simple as “eat less, move more.” Calories in = calories out + calories stored as fat. Fat storage depends on a complex system of hormones. Processed foods are a major cause of hormonal changes that lead to fat storage. Inactivity, particularly when coupled with consumption of processed foods, increases the body’s tendency to store calories as fat.

OK, I believe you…now give me a pill for it. Or an injection.

Nah. You have to change the hormonal system, and to do that, you have the change the way you eat – permanently. This means eating s satisfying, nutritious diet – not going on a diet.

We can help you. Call 803-455-4297 today for a free consultation, and drop a dress size (or two).