Recent studies have been coming out that have been performed on mice and frogs that are showing another factor that may be affecting our adding inches or stubborn fat that we cannot lose.
Obesogens are categorized under endocrine disrupters and are said to be responsible for interfering with our endocrine system, thus getting “fatter”. Endocrine hormones that get disrupted control many different things, like controlling for hunger as well as deciding where to store fat in your body. This argument has not been proved fully, but on-going research will be happening.
Chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA, in food can linings and some hard plastic bottles), phthalates (in some soft plastics and fragrance mixtures), certain classes of pesticides, and perfluorinated compounds (used in some non-stick and stain-resistant materials) can interfere with the body’s regulation of metabolism, setting the stage for obesity. However, don’t throw away the gym membership and the healthy food yet! Exercise and eating healthy are HUGE factors in the avoidance of being overweight or obese!