I have heard many reasons to explain why people again weight:
Slow metabolism: “I eat very little, yet I have put on weight”.
Genetics: ‘Being overweight runs in the family”.
Finance: “I can’t afford healthy food”.
Lifestyle: “I don’t have time to exercise”.
Temptation: “I don’t have the will power to say no”.
Mind set: “I am stressed/bored/depressed/sad; food helps”.
However this week I learned of another factor to add to the above list - the US president.
Barbra Streisand has tweeted that President Donald Trump is causing her to gain weight.
Donald Trump is making me gain weight. I start the day with liquids, but after the morning news, I eat pancakes smothered in maple syrup!
12:56 AM - 5 Mar 2017
5 minutes later she added:
Trump just accused Obama of tapping his phones. Seriously crazy times. Time for more pancakes.
1:01 AM - 5 Mar 2017