Lacking Nutrients Can Cause Weight Gain

essential-nutrients-2-638With weight gain it’s not always about too much of something going into your body but sometimes can actually be about what’s not going in your body…what your body is lacking.

Even though it does not get the kind of attention that other weight-gain issues do, vitamin and mineral deficiency can and does lead to unwanted weight gain.

It’s not by chance that vitamins and minerals are referred to as essential nutrients. Essential is the keyword here. Without these nutrients, our health suffers and deteriorates, severe disease and sometimes even death is the result. In other words, vitamins and minerals are not options…they are crucial to your health.

Our bodies need all essential nutrients…water, carbohydrates, protein, healthy fat, vitamins, minerals.

Research has proven that a diet lacking in nutrients contributes to weight-gain to progressive unwanted weight-gain. This can be as much as 5-10 pounds per year.

Studies show that 100% of Americans eating common American foods do not get the recommended amount of minerals and vitamins that their bodies require. Those who consume the lowest amounts of nutrients (vitamins and minerals) in their foods gain the most weight.

Our brains are pretty smart! When we lack in nutrients such as B vitamins, iron, or Vitamin D our appetite center kicks on causing a ravenous appetite which of course results in our eating more. Unfortunately that “more” turns into high calorie foods and we end up gaining weight. These cravings can be irresistible and relentless.

Another factor that plays into unwanted weight-gain is fatigue and limited activity. Fatigue is direct result of low nutrient levels, often goes unnoticed but will sabotage the best laid plans to be fit, healthy and active. When we are less active it is easier to gain unwanted weight.

Our metabolism also suffers when our nutrient load is not up to par because nutrients play huge key roles in body chemistry. Maintaining healthy normal moods, building muscle and bone, burning sugar and fat and creating energy all require healthy balanced nutrients.

It’s sad but true that vitamin and mineral deficiency is getting worse rather than better. The effects it is having on over-all health is devastating.

Unwanted weight-gain is not the only thing affected by nutrient deficiency: (and this is just a short list)


High cholesterol

High blood sugar




Depression and Mood changes

High blood pressure

Heart disease


The first line of defense against any of the above conditions is a good nutritional offense.

The best way to avoid fatigue and a slow metabolism is to make sure you are getting your essential nutrients. Eat 7-10 servings of fruits and vegetables daily as well as other nutrient rich foods such as nuts, seeds, berries, fish, and beans, dairy and lean proteins.

Bottom line is this:

Proper nutrition is not only essential for optimum health it is mandatory so consume nutritious foods in abundance! Without them you’ve opened the door to unwanted weight, disease and in the long-term…possibly death.

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