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Possible Explanations for Unintentional Weight Gain


2. Hypothyroidism

This is a condition when your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones, and one of the results is a lower metabolism that leads to more weight being retained, according to WomenToWomen.com.

Even when some women are dieting by cutting calories, they can still experience weight gain if their thyroid is underactive, it adds. This is because the “metabolic burn continues to fall as calories are reduced,” explains the source. Women are more susceptible than men to hypothyroidism, due to hormonal fluctuations and other factors, it adds.

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