5 Jobs That Will Make You Gain Weight — and What to Do About It, Besides Quit

An extra five pounds won't hurt anything but your comfort level in your favorite jeans, but significant weight gain can cause or contribute to health problems like diabetes and heart disease, which is why most doctors advise their patients to maintain a healthy weight. (Just what a healthy weight is, of course, is always a matter of some debate.) Of course, in some jobs, it's harder to keep the needle on the scale from creeping.