For anyone who is a long term dieter, you might have lost weight then regained weight at some point. As we all know it can be a constant battle to keep the weight off and it can be tough on the finances. Dealing with your wardrobe when your weight is fluctuating can also an expensive business. Because you might be changing clothes sizes frequently, it is expensive to buy new clothes and then no longer fit into them 3 weeks later!
Clothes are actually a really good indicator of how well your weight reduction plan is working because your weight reduction success is very obvious when you slip into a pair of jeans that was too tight a week earlier. Belt sizes never lie to you like looking in the mirror might! When you can’t get into that pair of jeans that used to fit you, you know there is a problem.
At the end of the day weight loss is serious business because there are many health risks associated with being overweight. From hypertension, to joint problems, to diabetes, to ankle problems, carrying excess weight can be a major health risk. Many of those ailments would also mean you need to be on medication and some of these medications can have serious negative effects on your quality of life. Sometimes the side effects can make you feel worse than the illness that the pill are treating. So don’t forget losing weight is serious business – we all want to be happy and healthy!
One of the risks that many overweight people experience as they get older is having a bad back. All of the extra weight places stress on the spine and the next thing you know back pain is a common occurrence. Of course there are treatments for back pain but many of those medications carry those nasty side effects.
The best thing we can do is lose the weight before the obesity associated illnesses kick in. By now most of us know the best method – a diet high in vegetables and fruits combined with daily exercise. Not only will you avoid the nasty illnesses associated with being overweight, you will feel fitter, you will look sexier and your wardrobe will be cheaper to maintain!