When it comes to gaining and retaining excess weight, there are several factors can play a role, such as lack of exercise, environmental factors, diet and genetics. Where many people struggle with losing their excess weight, having an idea of the reasons why you are holding on to that weight can better help you plan a strategy to shed those extra pounds. Today, we at Skin and Body Refinery would like to discuss the causes of becoming overweight and offer some solutions.

What is the Reason I am Overweight or Even Obese?

Low Activity & Poor Food Choices. When they eat more calories than they burn through activity, people gain weight. The greatest contributor to weight gain is this imbalance.
Environment. Our ability to maintain a healthy weight is influenced by the world around us. For instance, for people to be physically active, not having area parks, sidewalks, and affordable gyms makes it hard. Making even more physical activity necessary to maintain a healthy weight, oversized food portions increase Americans’ calorie intake. Additionally, access to supermarkets that sell affordable healthy foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables may not apply to some people. Unhealthy foods, such as high-fat snacks and sugary drinks should be avoided as much as possible.
Genetics. According to extensive research, obesity can come from genetics. In such disorders as Prader-Willi syndrome, genes can directly cause obesity. A person’s susceptibility to weight gain can be contributed from genes. Though outside factors, such as little physical activity, an abundant food supply or also may be required for a person to have excess weight, scientists believe that genes may increase a person’s likelihood of having obesity.
Medications & Health Conditions. Hormone problems such as Cushing syndrome, underactive thyroid, and polycystic ovary syndrome may cause overweight and obesity. Other contributions to weight gain can come from certain medicines including some antidepressants, corticosteroids, and seizure medicines.
Emotional Factors, Stress & Poor Sleeping Habits. When they are bored, angry, upset, or stressed, some people eat more than usual. The more likely they are to have overweight or obesity, studies also have found that the less people sleep. Usually, to help control appetite and the body’s use of energy, hormones are released during sleep.

Juvashape Ultra, EmSculpt, HCG Diet, Medical Weight Loss, Cellulite Reduction & More in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)

Where diet and exercise are always essential to maintaining your health, it can help you reach your weight loss goals. However, there are additional options that we at The Skin and Body Refinery can provide to help you shed the extra pounds. To help you target and overcome trouble areas, we at Skin & Body Refinery we offer the latest in fat reduction technology. Juvashape Ultra, Emsculpt, HCG Diet, Medical Weight Loss and Cellulite Reduction are permanent fat reduction and body contouring procedures we offer. We have the people and the technology to help you look the way you’ve always wanted to regardless of your needs. We will see which of our fat reduction and body contouring treatments are right for you after you contact us today about a complimentary consultation.

For Skin

  • HydraFacial
  • Microdermabrastion
  • Lasers
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Chemical Peels
  • Microneedling
  • Focused RF
  • Juvashape
  • Photofacial

For Fat

  • Emsculpt Neo
  • Juvashape Ultra
  • Mesotherapy
  • Kybella
  • HCG Diet
  • Medical Weight Loss
  • Cellulite Reduction


  • PRP with MicroNeedling
  • Aquagold
  • Exosomes
  • Stem Cells
  • Blue Light Therapy
  • Neurotoxins
  • Dermal Fillers


  • Hormone Treatments
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Nutritional Optimization
  • Massage Therapy

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Skin & Body Refinery Medical Spa
2210 Austin Avenue Waco, TX 76701
(254) 235-0605

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