Could any of these sneaky little lifestyle changes be causing your unintentional weight loss? It’s time to get to the root of what’s happening inside your body.
Unless you are ill, weight loss is a case of eating fewer calories than your body needs. That, or expending more calories than you are taking in. So what could be causing your unexplained weight loss?
Are you ill?
Let’s get this possibility out of the way first. There are a number of health issues which can contribute to weight loss. If you think it could be something serious, go to your doctor to get a specialist opinion.
There are less-serious health complaints however which could be at the root of the cause. If your digestive system isn’t functioning properly, it might not be absorbing the nutrients from food. You might think you’re eating enough but if your body isn’t digesting and utilising some of it, you could lose weight.
Is daily life making you lose weight?
Ruling out illness, let’s look at the lifestyle factors that can cause weight loss.
Stress can lead to weight loss in some people. Living in a constant state of chronic stress can cause your body to burn more energy. Stress can also affect your sleep, energy levels, appetite, and food choices. All these things could easily lead to you losing some weight.
Has life recently taken a busy turn? Are you more active than normal? Everyday activities like walking and chasing around after other people can make you burn a lot more energy than usual. People can lose weight because they are moving house, doing DIY or garden projects or because they get a dog!
Unexplained weight loss is rarely anything to worry about. It’s likely that you are eating less, or moving more, without realising it. If you are worried about your health, please talk to your doctor.