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you could be retaining more fluid and this can cause weight gain.
eating more salt in your diet or eating out can cause you to retain fluid and weight.
at your age of 53, you could also be having declines of your estrogen levels causing menopause which can slow down your metabolism and cause weight gain.
you could also be having low thyroid hormone levels which can slow down your metabolism and cause weight gain
you need to see your doctor and get blood testing to check your thyroid hormone levels
and avoid salt and continue to eat healthy and exercise.
when was the last time you saw your doctor to get blood testing?
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