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Signs that will reveal whether you are gaining weight or just bloating

Signs that will reveal whether you are gaining weight or just bloating
Quick Bites
  • You don’t always gain weight.
  • There are times when you just bloat.
  • Weight-gain majorly a cause of excessive fat.
  • The slight swell in your belly is often known as bloating.

Do you think your party pants don’t fit anymore? Are you feeling a little fat on your belly? There could be many reasons but not weight gain.


bloating and not gaining weight

No, you don’t always gain weight, sometimes you just bloat. You often feel that you are gaining weight but in reality you are just suffering a little bit of belly bloat. These signs will tell you if you are gaining weight or it is some belly fat trouble, so you should be able to find a fix for it. Go ahead, read.



You lifestyle has taken a major shift

If you are eating way too more or you are eating way too less, track your sleeping habits, keep a tab on your eating habits. Weight-gain, majorly a cause of excessive fat accumulating in different parts of body while bloating starts from belly. If you have a desk job that requires you to sit for longer hours, if you think that your eating patterns are disturbed, if you are not getting the right amount of sleep, you may suffer bloating.



You look bloated after meals

When you have had your meals, do you ever feel a bit big on your belly? This happens with everyone, after meals your belly slightly swells but if you see that swelling persisting for more than a couple of hours, it might be the right time to hit the gym.



That time of the month

When you are in your periods, many hormonal changes take place like estrogen and progesterone, resulting in water retention. Now, many women take it as weight gain while actually it’s just bloating and can get back to normal with yoga, exercise and even very light workouts after periods. The bloating in periods mostly attacks your belly portion making women think that they have gained weight.



Have you really gained weight?

When you gain weight, you gain weight everywhere. Your arms, thighs, waists, buttocks and different parts of your body will look slightly swollen and you would be able to spot cellulite accumulation while doing some specific physical activities while bloating will mostly make your abdominal area swell. Bloating makes your belly fat and not other parts of your body.  



You haven’t pooped

If you weigh more, does not mean that you have bloated. It could simply mean that you need to get rid of the excess waste from your body. Many minor ailments cause constipation or disturb your bowel movements and those are the times when you gain weight.



Lack of water in body

How do you know, if your body is lacking water? You just see the colour of your urine. If colour of your urine is yellowish, you are suffering from dehydration and it could be a cause of bloating. If you do not have enough water in your body, you will suffer constipation.



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Written by
Namrata Dutta
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamSep 05, 2016

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