Gaining weight back

United States
February 27, 2012 12:31pm CST
Two years ago when I started a job, I lost a lot of weight with all the walking, going up and down stairs and such and now I have found that I still do the same amount of walking, going up and down stairs but I have gained the weight that I lost back. To begin with I thought that it was because I was gaining muscle more than fat but This time, and I know it's partly because I'm getting older but I just can't seem to get back where I was comfortable with my weight. I eat well, excersize all the time and I'm not taking any medications that would explain the weight gain. I'm not doing anything diffrent now than I was then and I just can't understand it.
3 responses
@GemmaR (8517)
28 Feb 12
First of all, it is a little harder to lose weight as you get older, so that might have something to do with it, but you would be surprised with just how easy it is to slip into old habits without even realising it. If you're burning more calories that you're consuming, then it is physically impossible to gain with, so you should start counting calories again just to make sure that you're not accidentally eating too much. Also, when we're lighter, our bodies require fewer calories to do daily activities, so you might find that if you're still eating calories your body will have stored a bit of fat from your food.
• United States
27 Feb 12
With age metabolisms slow down. That is why it is happening to you. Try a little weight lifting as even thin muscle helps burn more and it is good as muscle deteriorate with age as well.
@WakeUpKitty (8694)
• Netherlands
27 Feb 12
Your body is used to what you do now and this means it takes less food (= burned energy = losing weight). So the only way to lose weight again is more excercise or changing your diet (less calories).