Weightloss reasons-36 Reasons That Will Change The Way You look At Weight Loss

You probably already know that losing weight is serious business:

Being overweight is not only bad for your looks but can lead to some more serious issues.

Are you looking for reasons (ginger!) to start losing weight now?

Well today you’re in for a treat because I’ve put together a list of  36 weight loss reasons that would motivate anyone to want to lose weight

Health Reasons

 1.Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are two conditions that are closely associated together.Obesity is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes.

It’s surprising how effective losing weight can be at reversing the effect of type 2 diabetes

In a recent study showed that 11 type 2 diabetes patients on a severely calorie-restricted diet were able to get their blood sugar levels and insulin secretion activity back to normal within seven days.

That’s good enough reason for anyone with or wants to prevent type 2 diabetes to want to lose weight

 2.Less Asthma And Allergy Symptoms

Being overweight puts a burden on the adrenal glands – which are involved in managing asthma and allergies. Being overweight is also a strain upon the respiratory system and can worsen asthma symptoms.”

“For some people, being overweight contributes to worsened asthma and allergies,” Dr. Michael Wald (integrated medicine specialist in Mount Kisco, N.Y)

That’s a weight-loss reason you can breathe on.

3.Less Foot Pain

Disturbed by foot pain? Losing some weight can help because Less weight means less pressure on the part of your body that bears most of that pressure — your feet…

A recent study of people who lost an average of 90 pounds after bariatric surgery found that their complaints of foot pain dropped by 83 percent

4. You Protect Vital Organs

Being overweight can affect some of your vital organ

Swedish researchers have reported that being overweight triples the risk of chronic renal failure (CRF), a gradual, irreversible loss of kidney function. The researchers estimate that obesity causes 11 percent of CRF cases in women. Likewise, having a higher BMI increases the risk of gallbladder disease, according to researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.

Another serious reason for anyone to lose weight


5. Your Joints Feel Less Stressed (Arthritis Relief)

Being overweight can cause joint pains (Arthritis). A number of studies have shown that weight loss improves arthritis pain.

A recent study of 87 older adults with knee arthritis found that those in a weight-loss group reduced their pain and improved their function significantly over a control group that did not lose any weight.

6.Sound Sleep

Obesity is the No. 1 risk factor for sleep apnea. Extra body fat in the chest and neck can restrict air passages, causing you to wake up frequently to help catch your breath. Considering that sleep apnea can be life-threatening, this weight-loss benefit is a significant one.

A recent study of 264 people withsleep apnea and diabetes discovered that those who lost the most weight showed a significant decrease in sleep apnea symptoms. In fact, the weight-loss group saw their sleep apnea symptoms cut in half.

That’s a weight-loss reason you can sleep on

7.Your cancer risk may drop

Losing weight lowers the risk of you having cancer

Overweight women have four times the endometrial cancer risk, probably for the same reason they’re at increased risk for breast cancer: Body fat produces estrogen, a hormone linked to both diseases, says a recent study at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

That’s a serious reason you’ll want to lose weight now!

 8.Your heart is safer

Losing weight and Exercise strengthens your heart muscle as well as reduces your risk of heart disease and other related conditions

The bigger you are the more likely you are to suffer a heart attack earlier in life—12 years sooner for the most obese, a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says. And overweight people are more likely to have diabetes and high cholesterol.

That’s a safe reason for anyone to lose weight.

9. You feel less depressed

There’s an association between obesity and depression. Exercising works as an antidepressant.

“Many overweight people suffer from severe depression, and depression can also increase the chances of being overweight as it reduces the individual’s ability or desire to help their overweight situation or to prevent it in the first place,-” Dr Wald

10.You stay sharp

Obese people, particularly those with large bellies at midlife, are 260% more likely to develop dementia (mental and intellectual deterioration)

And the bigger the belly the greater the risk, perhaps because of hormones or inflammatory factors produced by the abdominal fat itself.

That’s a smart reason for you to lose weight. 

11. It helps your fertility.

Studies have shown that losing as little as 5% of body weight can dramatically improve chances of pregnancy- and we’re not just talking about the female partner here – men can improve their fertility by losing weight too

12.It reduces PMS symptoms.

Ladies, PMS also can be helped by losing weight, as the loss of fat tissue can have a favourable effect upon hormonal balance.”

13. You can enjoy better medical care

Some doctors’ associate obesity with unpleasant character traits including hostility, dishonesty and poor hygiene, research has shown.

In fact:

in a survey of nearly 2,500 overweight and obese women, 69 percent said they had experienced bias during a doctor visit. The unfortunate result is that doctors spend less time with overweight patients and even avoid doing preventive exams and screenings, a Yale University Rudd Centre report concluded.

 14. It manages chronic body pain

Losing weight helps in take away your usual body pain like:

Back pain, neck pain etc.

15.Health will improve

Losing weight will improve your overall health and keep you healthy. 

Feeling better about yourself Reasons

16.Glowing Skin

Have you ever noticed how people’s skin looks better in a “before and after” picture after losing weight?

Yes being overweight can affect your skin in many ways!

”Skin elasticity and colour are known to be altered by problems with nutrition, and diets high in carbohydrates and sugar can cause skin pallor and skin tags,” – Dr Wald.

That’s a bright idea for you to lose weight.

17. Better Mood

When you’re overweight, your entire system is out of balance, and this includes the hormones that impact your mood. As a result, losing weight can increase your overall well-being and decrease the severity of depression.

In a study, researchers found a 25 percent increase in the risk of developing mood disorders among the obese. The stigma of being overweight plus limited physical activity could contribute to depression, researchers says

A Weight-loss motivation you’ll be happy about.

18.Improve Memory

A recent research shows that losing weight can go as far as boosting memory

One study compared 109 people who underwent bariatric surgery to 41 people in a control group who lost no weight. After 12 weeks, the researchers discovered that those who’d had the weight-loss surgery had significantly improved memory, compared with the control group

That’s a weight-loss motivation you’ll want to remember.

19. Your workouts are easier and more fun

You are more likely to exercise because:

Obese women have more aches and pains than normal-weight women,

and they worry about injury or just feel too overweight to work out.

And many say they are too self-conscious to go to a gym.

20.You’ll save money

Overweight people are more likely to pay more for their health care.

One Fortune 500 companyestimates that for each dollar spent on preventative health, including exercise, it saves $2.71 in future health costs

Losing weight and staying fit can help you save money in the long run.

21. It makes you a good example for your loved ones

Whether you like it or not;

People are watching you!

Your friends, parents, siblings, spouse, children and even neighbours observe what you do and take note.

By losing weight:

Others will respect you more

You’re inspiring those around you to help them do the same

22. It adds years to your life: You’ll live long enough to spend quality time with my grand kids

23. You’ll have better sex: you’ll enjoy sex and be able to satisfy your partner more.

24. Less sweating: you’ll sweat less in your areas like armpit, back , face (ladies your make will be intact) etc.

25. It improves self-esteem:  you’ll be able to feel better about yourself. You’ll be happy with yourself when you look in the mirror

26.Boosts confidence: losing weight boosts your confidence at work and other in areas of life too. You’ll also feel comfortable talking to new people.

27. You may earn more money or get a better job: The stereotype that fat people are lazy won’t apply to you anymore, therefore you’ll be able to get a better paying job, maybe you can even become a model 🙂

28. Look Younger: It doesn’t just make you look younger, it makes you be younger. You won’t look older than your age anymore.

29. You’ll be more energetic: You’ll get more work done at home, office etc.

30. It will make you win at life:  you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment. You’ll have a better believe system and discipline, which you can apply in other areas of your life.

31. Your Cloths fit better: You can wear any clothes you feel like, because you know you’ll look GOOD in them. (Including fashionable cloths.)

32. You’ll be more attractive: you’ll get more compliments from your spouse, colleagues at work, strangers etc. because you’re more appealing.

33.You’ll be fitter: you’ll not get out of breath easily and able to play with your kids (or future kids)

34. You’ll be stronger: you’ll be able to do more things (like swimming) and you’ll play sport at a better level.

35.You will not get teased: you will no longer get abusive or embarrassing comments from other people and nobody will be judging what you eat.

36.You’ll feel less conscious in public: you’ll be able to exercise without discomfort or embarrassment and you’ll be happy going to restaurants, the beach etc.

Now It’s Your Turn

Step #1 is answering the question WHY you want to lose weight (even if it’s not on the list) and let me know by leaving a comment right now!

Step #2 is to write it down (your WHY) with your weight loss goals where you can see it daily.

Step #3 is to TAKE ACTION!

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