For some people, stepping on the bathroom scale and noticing that an extra couple of pounds can be upsetting and take a toll on your psyche. Even if you're not upset about seeing the number on the scale tick higher and higher, you may be confused. After all, is you're living the alleged "healthy" lifestyle" then the number should be consistent or even dropping. But it may not be your fault. It turns out there are some common medical reasons you're gaining weight that have nothing to do with diet and exercise, and could explain the supposedly unexplainable extra pounds.
From lack of sleep and stress to medications and other medical conditions, there are a lot of things in your life that can cause you to gain weight that you just simply may have never considered to be a factor before. If you're gaining weight and you're just not sure why, it could be worth it to check in with your doctor and see if she can pinpoint what's causing the unexplained weight gain. Whether it's a condition that can be treated, a medication that can be swapped, or something that can be adjusted or avoided altogether, there might be more that you can do about it than you think.