Insulin resistance
Many of us become less sensitive to insulin as we age, this means our bodies are more prone to converting food into fat instead of providing fuel for energy – leading to weight gain.

Slow thyroid
If our thyroid hormones are not well balanced, our metabolic rate can slow resulting in weight gain.

Out control cravings
Some of us have genetic variations that make us more prone to cravings and appetite problems.

Oestrogen fluctuations
Changing levels of oestrogen can reduce serotonin, leading to cravings for carbohydrates and weight gain.

High cortisol levels
Stress can cause a spike in cortisol levels which encourage the body to increase blood sugar levels. This blood sugar can then be converted to and stored as fat.