Generally we associate weight gain to be a result of an imbalance between the amount of calories we eat and the calories we actually end up using. Not being able burn off all the calories we consume simply become the extra pounds we all frustrate over. However there are certain predispositions besides unbalanced nutrition and exercise that cause people to gain weight more so than others. A family history of obesity, hormonal disorders, sedentary lifestyle and just poor eating habits all add up to a higher tendency for weight gain. Additionally everyday circumstances, such as sudden changes in lifestyle, onset of stress and the progression of age all cause further difficulty when trying to fit proper dieting regimens into our day.