Being overweight is harmful if you let it be and do not do something about it. You must develop a weight loss exercise plan, obesity can cause your body great harm.
What are some of the harmful effects of being overweight?
If you are overweight there are many things that can happen to you. Obesity is responsible for heart attacks. Obesity is behind sleep apnea, strokes, diabetes and so on.
When a person is overweight, they often hurt or in some sort of pain all of the time. Sometimes it becomes very difficult to breath.
Obesity causes the heart to work harder. You may have a hard time walking across the floor, or any distance at all. Obesity usually makes you feel depressed and not want to go anywhere or do anything. Being overweight is very bad for your health, physical as well as mental.
What can I do to help myself?
You have several options, yet the first is to apply willpower to take control of your body. The next step is to start eating the right foods, starting to do some exercise, start small and build on that. If you can exercise like you want too that is great, take it slow and do a little at a time. Do not over do it. If you over work your body, the body will let you know.
Obesity prevents many from staying active. A person’s emotions and mental state is affected by obesity, once you start thinking I don't want to do anything.
You have to do something. Get out of the house and take in a movie. Perhaps you could visit some friends that you haven't seen in awhile. The more active you are, you will start feeling better about you and maybe you will lose some weight.
You must consult your family doctor to see if it’s ok to do this before you start. Your family doctor may give you a diet to go by and maybe recommend the exercises that will benefit you.
What should I eat?
I cannot tell you what to eat. I can however give you a few pointers. Instead of frying your food, bake it. Baking meats, veggies, etc will help cutback fat. Baking will help drain the fat out of the food rather than if you fried the food. Fried foods mean fat, fat, fat and can harm your heart as well as your waistline. Eat three times a day breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Eat plenty of raw vegetables, fruits and salads.
If you enjoy chocolates or sweets, find substitutes. Yogurts may offer you a new taste as well as reduce your risks, especially if you choose the fat-free groups. Try to stay away from fast foods. Fast food has obesity written all over its menu. Heart attacks follow. If you enjoy dining out, then find family owned restaurants, since the family will serve you healthier dishes. When you sit down to eat at home, avoid eating in front of the television. You should avoid seconds as well.
Being overweight is hard on you both mentally and physical. Start out by taking it slow. Don't go hog wild since it will only make you want to give up. You need to learn your limits to help you lose weight and take control of your health.
If you find it still too hard to lose weight then maybe you should see if there is a local support group around so that you can join it and get the support that you need. You might want to stay away from people that do not give you support. You will need to be encouraged, lifted up not let down.
Stick to it, make your goals reachable, but not so easy that nothing is gained.
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