Addressing the Basic Question: Why Lose Weight?

Addressing the Basic Question: Why Lose Weight?

In a moment of weakness have you ever asked yourself the question: Why lose weight? The fact is that there are many, diverse reasons why losing weight is important.

In this article, we will explore some of the key reasons that you will want to lose weight and keep it off. All too often dieters lose weight only to see those pounds return often in as little as weeks or months.

The simple but brutal fact is that most dieters are not successful in the long run. However, you should be motivated to lose weight for a variety of essential reasons. Here are a few of the key reasons why you should want lose weight and keep it off.

Disease and Weight Loss, There is a Connection

Fighting off disease ranks as a major reason why you should want to lose weight. The number of diseases and conditions that are made worse as a result of carrying extra pounds are too numerous to list.

Thus, when you are trying to answer the question, "Why lose weight," try and focus on the health and medical benefits of doing so.

Research indicates that being overweight negatively impacts everything from cancer and diabetes, to gout and heart disease. In short, being overweight or obese is a killer and opens one up for a host of different diseases.

Weight Loss and Self Esteem- The Important Connection

Society puts a good deal of pressure on us all to not just be in shape, but to be thin as well. Life can be made a good deal rougher when one is overweight.

Overweight and obese people are often judged harshly not just by thinner people, but even by other overweight people as well. When you are tackling the question, "Why lose weight" the issue of weight loss and self-esteem issues should rank high atop the list of reasons why you want to drop the pounds.

Losing Weight Will Allow You to Feel Better, Look Better and Do More

Ultimately, there are so many reasons that losing weight is in your best interest that getting motivated to do so should be easy. Ask anyone who has lost weight in a healthy fashion slowly over a period of time about how they feel. You are likely to get a lot of inspiring feedback. You will likely hear how they feel better, are able to do more and even look better.

So next time you consider “Why lose weight?" keep all of those factors firmly in mind.

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