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Why I am Getting Fat

Updated on February 17, 2013

Why am I fat? Ever popped this question before?

Let me tell you now that you are not alone. It seems we all experience being fat at some point in our lives.

Let's see why.

Why am I fat? : Reasons for Weight Gain

There are a lot of possible reasons to the why am I fat question. Over-eating, constant eating, mindless eating - these are the usual culprits.

Others say they're fat because of their genes; having a slow metabolism, perhaps. To some, lack of sleep may be a contributing factor to weight gain or being fat. It may even be stress-related.

No matter what we say the reasons are, at the end of the day, they all boil down to the dreadful calories.

Drink plenty of water as much as you can.
Drink plenty of water as much as you can.

Why am I fat? : Calories and Weight Loss

To lose weight, there is one formula that we should always remember:

Calories in < Calories burned

We've all heard of this before right?

Every food we eat carries calories, along with the nutrients they contain, if any. These calories are the energy supply of our body in order to live, to move, to work, to play.

On an average, a woman requires 2000 calories a day; a man, 2500. The requirement varies depending on the weight, age, profession, lifestyle of an individual.

When we consume more than we need, our body automatically stores this energy as fats. The more excess calories we eat, the fatter we get.

At this point, exercise is necessary. We need to exercise to burn away fats. We need to move our butts, jog a little, run a bit, play sports sometimes to use the calories or fats in our bodies.

If we don't, we might end up fatter. Along with excess weight are health complications that we don't need.

Limit sweets such as these.
Limit sweets such as these.

Why am I fat? : The solution to weight problems

It's natural that we eat. Our bodies are physically fueled by the nutrients we get from our foods. Eating too much however, leads to weight gain.

  • Exercise. Diet. Good nutrition. These are good starter kits to a younger, fitter life.

  • Do simple cardio workouts at home. Buy a gym membership, if you prefer that. Invite a friend to play tennis with you. Move your body more and use the stored fats that you've been keeping for years and years.

  • Start watching what you eat. You don't have to deprive yourself of the tasty sweets or fattening butter. You can still enjoy those foods, but eat them with caution. Learn to eat in small portions, too.

  • Learn to eat wisely. Eat grilled rather than pan-fried. Eat fruits instead of candies. Having these little changes in your diet is very rewarding to your waistline; as well as your heart.

Why am I fat? : Waking up to Reality

Being fat is a lifestyle. So is being fit.

Know where you want to be and live it.

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    • beingwell profile image

      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      Hi Marlene, it's true isn't it. Thanks for your comment.

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from USA

      Wow! You really laid out the truth with this one. I never thought of "being fat is a lifestyle." But, when I think about it, it surely is. Reality check, for sure!

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      Thanks for the visit, rebecca. Yeap, the basic always work.

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      Rebecca Furtado 4 years ago from Anderson, Indiana

      Very nice hub,it reminds one of the basics of over eating and correcting the problem. Too many of us look to some new herbal formula to do what a little common sense can achieve.

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      True, sweetie. The best way to lose excess weight is to move, move, move.

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      sweetie1 4 years ago from India

      Very nice blog being well. Love it..But I think if a guy is fat then chances are he is not exercising and is plain lazy kind of guy. If people start jogging for 20 minutes daily in morning , chances of gaining weight are reduced by many times.

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      beingwell 5 years ago from Bangkok

      Thanks for your comment, thedigger.

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      thedigger 5 years ago from New Delhi

      Interesting article. It will help me also as I am gaining the weight

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      beingwell 5 years ago from Bangkok

      Thanks sethughes.

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      Sethughes 5 years ago

      Awesome hub!

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      Taleb AlDris 5 years ago

      I liked the hub.

      It is nice to "Learn to eat in small portions."

      I voted Up & Useful.