- Watching what you eat is important, but you may still be not losing weight.
- There are some other health reasons that could be preventing you from losing weight.
- It is important to consult with your doctor.
There are a number of reasons you could be struggling to lose weight or are gaining weight, even if you’re eating right.
Holly Lofton, MD, director of the Weight Management Program at NYU Langone Health told INSIDER this is a common problem for her patients, but there are solutions.
“I see this very commonly,” Dr. Lofton said. “The average person comes in, they know how to lose weight … They’re doing what they expect they should, they’re tracking their calories, they’re doing 10,000 steps and they’re not getting weight loss, or, god forbid, [they are gaining weight].”
Here are some reasons why you may be gaining weight even if you have a healthy diet. Dr. Lofton advises talking to your doctor in order to identify why if you have specific issues with any of them.