The laws of physics state that energy is neither created nor destroyed. So the energy input is always equal to the energy output. The same goes for our bodies, whatever that goes in would create an equal output. The imbalance effects are not only cosmetic but affect your health, emotional equilibrium and the quality of life itself. So it is important to target the root causes which may be physical, emotional or even social to gain a healthy body and mind.
If you are putting on weight it is important for to stem the tide with an early intervention. The creeping kilos always translate in to full blown obesity if proper brakes are not applied at the right time. Researchers at Harvard in a study of involving 4000 obese adults concluded that early identification and understanding of weight gain events prevented chronic obese conditions.
You can put on weight for a wide variety of reasons and this includes,
An inactive lifestyle
This is the easiest one to pin point. Our bodies are programmed to make hay when the sun shines. Anticipating a drought, famine or sever resource crunch, it stores in fat for the future. Since the chance of you getting marooned in a desolate island becomes remote in the 21st century, this fat would be your ticket to obesity.
Medical and health conditions:
People with thyroid, polycystic ovarian syndrome, Cushing syndrome etc. do have the hormonal imbalances which causes weight gain. Certain medicines like antidepressants, cortico-steroids and seizure medications can also cause weight gain. You can opt for non-interventionist methods of herbal medicine, Ayurveda, meditation etc. to stem weight gain
You eat when you are stressed, bored, angry, isolated, rejected and food become your comfort zone. A chocolate cake alleviates your mood but leads to the future kick in your heart.
There are myriad factors like smoking, alcohol consumption, insomnia, pregnancy, birth control and other psychological factors which may cause obesity. It is important that you understand and accept those factors which cause weight gain. Acceptance is the key to find a resolution.