Find out about 5 things that are making you fat – and they have nothing to do with your diet or exercise!

1. Obesogens

What in the world is an obesogen?! An obesogen is a substance or chemical that interferes with our normal fat metabolism, thus contributing to weight gain in some people.  This includes a wide variety of chemicals such as certain medications like SSRI antidepressants, plastics such as water bottles and coffee cup lids, receipts, processed foods, skin care products, packaged foods, and non-stick cookware.  These are chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis multiple times.  It is fascinating to look at the correlation between the raising obesity rates and the increased exposure of these obesogens over the past few decades.  Scary, Larry!

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