‘Beauty isn’t measured in pounds.’ You don’t need to lose a lot of weight to be healthy; even if you only lose five to ten percent of your weight can greatly affect your health. There are myths about weight loss, like telling people that they should eat less and exercise more.
There are healthy ways to lose weight, and the best way to do it is to consult a doctor to get recommendations on how to go about it safely. A good way to lose weight and still eat healthily is to lower your carbohydrate intake, which later on can reduce your appetite, make you lose weight faster, and improve your metabolism.
Some ways that help in losing weight fast include light therapy. When the light gets to your skin, it’ll stimulate the cells to open up and get rid of the excess fat, which becomes waste.
Additionally, eating a high protein breakfast, drinking a lot of water before every meal, enough rest, goal setting, tracking your calorie intake, exercising, keeping a journal, and getting as much support. With that being said, what are the health benefits of losing weight?
Say Bye To Joint Pain
Excess fat causes the joints to be inflamed. Joint pain is usually felt in hands, feet, knees, and spine. This limits a person’s ability to do simple tasks in the day and ends up wincing in pain because the muscles barely move. You wouldn’t want to feel that discomfort for a long time. Thus, it would help if you lost a few pounds; you can start at least five percent of your current weight. And maintain a healthy weight so there’ll be less pressure on your joints.
Excess in weight can damage and strain the cartilage of your bones which leads to pain, stiffness, and swelling of your joints. Thus, losing a few kilos can help alleviate the pain and keep joints healthy.
Slim Chance Of Getting Heart Disease
Even if you only lose five percent of your current weight, that can already do so much. It can already improve the heart’s function. There won’t be much pressure on the arteries and help to easily pump blood throughout the body.
Imagine you’re out with your friends on a Friday night drinking the night away. And then suddenly, you feel weird, like something is squeezing your chest and you’re barely breathing, and cold sweat is running down your face which can lead to cardiac arrest. That’s not something you would want to experience.
Exercising regularly, with the right diet and nutrition should help in addressing this. But the first thing to do is to consult with a doctor to assess what’s suitable meal plan and exercise is best for you.
Manage Blood Sugar Level And Regulate Diabetes
Excess body fat is directly proportional to the increase of adipose tissue. Too much of it can lead to inflammation and interfere with insulin’s function, which regulates blood sugar levels. Losing weight at least five percent of your current weight can already help in reducing fatty tissues. Furthermore, if you’re not treated and you become diabetic, you may develop some long-term complications like:
- Cardio Vascular Disease is when plaques build up which narrows the walls of the arteries.
- Nerve Damage is a complication of diabetes or from an injury. The damage can be in the arms, feet, hands, or other parts of the body.
- Kidney Failure when your kidneys no longer do their purpose of removing waste products and excess fluid in your body.
- Eye Damage can lead to impaired vision or blindness.
Additionally, losing weight restores blood sugar levels to normal. Thus, it eliminates diabetes. As such, your pancreas can function properly and keep up with your body’s need for insulin.
Less Chance Of Developing Stroke
Increased weight can lead to an increase in blood pressure. High blood pressure strains your blood vessels and can, later on, turn into a blood clot. This is related to heart problems, where the heart has to put in a lot of work to pump blood throughout the body.
Common stroke complications are brain edema, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, seizures, bedsores, shoulder pain, and more.
Other notable benefits of losing weight include:
- More energy to do everything you want.
- Fewer headaches.
- More clothes to choose from.
- Balanced hormones.
- Better memory.
- Improvement in mental health.
Factors to consider why weight loss can be challenging are genetics, medications, hormones, and metabolism. Thus, it’s not right to compare each weight loss journey.
Additionally, it’s best to make a habit of keeping track of your food intake, following up with the right exercise, and the will to maintain the current weight.
Your weight loss journey should be shared among your family, as they will serve as your support system. Losing weight isn’t an easy journey, but with the right kind of support, you should manage it on your own.
But, the most important weight to lose is the weight of other people’s opinion of you. So, you do you!