7 Reasons You Are Gaining Weight

2. Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues in the world. In the United States, about 7% of the population has had at least one episode of major depression. It’s also the leading cause of disability. What many people do not realize is depression is often tied to weight issues. Depression can cause changes in appetite, including an increased intake of high-calorie foods, binge eating, and inadequate meals. Many people with depression also struggle with inactivity. Medications used to treat depression may also affect appetite and metabolism. Increasing your activity level, eating regular meals, and reducing added sugars in your diet can help combat weight gain and also improve symptoms of depression.