WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO REACH A HEALTHY WEIGHT?
Losing weight so that you reach a healthy weight is about much more than just looking better, although you will look better. Being at a healthy weight will make you feel better, give you more energy, and increase your life.
That’s right, carrying around too much extra weight could be ending your life one day at a time.
Obesity is a serious problem
It can have serious consequences on your health. People who are obese suffer from increased rates of diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, liver damage, sleep apnea, depression, cancer, high blood pressure, and a much higher risk of stroke and heart attack.
Being overweight also lowers your life expectancy. Losing just 5% of your body weight, or just 10 pounds if you weigh 200 pounds, can make a huge difference in how healthy you are.
Healthy weight loss doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be a size 0. There is a big difference between what is considered a healthy weight and what society says is acceptable. Most experts say you should weigh 100 pounds at 5 feet tall, and add 5 pounds for every inch after that to find a healthy weight. So if you are 5’ 8” tall, a healthy weight for you would be 140 pounds.
Socially Acceptable Weight Loss
In a society where supermodels stand over 6’ tall and weigh less than 120 pounds, it can seem like 140 pounds would still make you overweight but that’s not true. Quite often there is a huge difference between what a healthy weight is and what society tells people they should weigh to be considered attractive.
Healthy Weight Loss is a must
Weight Loss is your friend. It is important to lose unwanted fat and get down to a healthy weight. But, it’s also important to do it for your health and vitality, not just to look better naked. When you are ready to take control of your life, and take control of your eating and exercising you will realize that no one else can make you lose weight for any reason.
Take Control Of Your Life
You have to choose to take control of your life and make changes in it. You must do it because it’s what you want and it will make you happy. Get healthy for yourself.
The only way you will be able to make real change in your life and your weight is by doing it to please yourself; to make you healthy.
Do you value yourself enough to prolong your life and make your body healthy and strong? You must, or you wouldn’t want to lose weight. Don’t worry about the mistakes that you made in the past. Stop beating yourself up for failing at other diets or for gaining weight. It’s time to move forward and take the first steps towards getting healthy by reaching a healthy weight.
If you struggle with weight loss and have tried different kinds of “Diets” with no results, I would love to hear about your experience. If you have had good or great results I want to hear about them also in the comments section below.
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