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We Found out What Could Be Making You Fat and Keeping You Bloated

And we're not talking about food.
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It's a given that what you eat can make you fat causing us to have a love-hate relationship with food. But that could easily turn the wrong way and you could get an eating disorder because of it. Here are some of our everyday habits that we didn't know could be the root cause of why you still haven't achieved your fit body goals.

  1. Artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners do not make you fat by itself, but it can make your brain crave more sweets. Because these sweeteners trick your brain—making you taste a high-calorie meal without the actual calories when your brain expects it would, It causes you to compensate by craving more food and overeat.(via womenshealthmag.com)

  1. Anxiety

With the other negatives that comes with it, anxiety is actually one of the factors that's making you fat. Anxiety produces more hormones that encourages the body to store fat—especially around our bellies! (via shape.com)

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  1. Salt

If you're wondering why you often feel bloated despite all your efforts, the reason might be because of the salt that's with your food. Salt could carry extra weight and water retention in your tummy, making you feel bloated and preventing you from having that flat stomach. (via jillianmichaels.com)

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  1. Swallowing air.

It might sound weird, but we do this every time we drink from a straw, chew gum, eat too fast, or talk while eating—which we do all the time! Swallowing air could add space to your tummy, making you bloated, and also causing you to release gas. (via nowloss.com)

  1. Skipping meals.

Who'd think that not eating could make you gain weight? Skipping meals—especially breakfast—actually increases your chance of being obese. Your metabolism slows down when you skip and causes you to be hungry all the time, so on your next meal, you can't help but overeat. (via eatthis.com)

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