You have finally decided that now is the time to lose weight. But now that you have made the commitment to lose weight, you are not really sure if you know what you have gotten yourself into. It seems so overwhelming and you have started to entertain the though that you really do not look so bad and there are people out there who look worst than you. So why should you consider the thought of losing weight. After all, you really need some meat on your bones.
Well, let us look at the fact of what it means to your body to carry around those lovable extra pounds. Extra pounds cause problems for your heart. And not just your heart but this leads to high blood pressure. Being overweight affect your family too. Just by losing some extra pounds you could be saving your heart and the heartache of your family.
Being overweight trigger other diseases such as stroke and diabetics. Most women who are overweight will have a tendency to gain male hormone will result in balding, facial hair and acne.
But it does not just end there; overweight causes added pressure on your knees and your hips. The excess pounds that you are carrying can lead to your bones thinning, and you will later develop hip and back problems. These are serious health issues that you do not want to subject your body to. The sooner you begin to exercise and eat healthier the better it will be not just on your appearance but also on your health.
Not that you now know all the health disasters that being overweight can cause, this is be motivation enough to stay the course of your weight loss goal. Do not feel bad because you are not alone in this dilemma of weight loss. Nearly half of the population in America is overweight. Just remind yourself that any step is a step to becoming a healthier person.
Start slow with an exercise program. Even if you do walk for 5 minutes to begin with you are actually doing great. Start slowly and gradually build yourself up. If you start with 5 minutes on Monday, try to get to 10 minutes by Wednesday.
You are making a lifestyle change so it will take some getting used to and some adjustment on your part and even your family. Just make sure that you stick to your plan daily. Do not start and stop. Stick to it, it is better to do small amounts than not at all.
To ensure that you are creating a lifestyle change, start eating breakfast. Your body needs the breakfast after the long fast during which you slept and gave it no food. This will also help your metabolism to get charged and ready for the day.
And you will notice the big change before you could hardly wait for lunch time, now you can go to lunch and eat sensible rather than just getting the quickest thing because you are famished and you end up overeating.
Anytime that you start to lose weight is always a good time. Fight the excuses that keep on telling you that this is not a good time. It will never be a good time to start losing weight, the time is now. And remember that you are not alone; there is a lot of support to help you get started and keep you there until you reach your goal and beyond.