Do you Need to Lose Weight?

March 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, Weight Loss

Recent studies and statistics indicate that people now consume around 22% more calories per day than they used to do decades ago. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that a lot of people today are overweight, with some people being obese.

Not only are people consuming more calories nowadays, but they are also doing less exercise, eating unhealthy takeaways and have have very stressful jobs. All these factors make it almost impossible to maintain a healthy weight.

Healthy weight loss is essential for everyone – for health reasons as well as self-esteem and appearance reasons. When you are overweight, you tend to suffer from common diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes. When you are overweight, you also do not have a lot of energy to do many activities. While working on losing weight, you must focus on your ideal body fat percentage and ideal weight – and you can discuss this with your doctor or a personal instructor at the gym.

One must remember that going on a specific diet or weight loss program is not about just losing weight quickly, it is also about maintaing a healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life. It is also about creating the ideal body image for yourself, being happy with your body and boosting your confidence.

One must remember that weight loss should not focus on a certain number on the weight scale since this tends to fluctuate; instead, try to focus on a weight loss range, which should depend on your body mass index (BMI), as well as your natural body type and waistline. However, even if you are within your proper BMI, you may still feel the need to achieve healthy weight loss, even if it is just to improve your self-esteem.

Part of this self-esteem and need for weight loss usually depends on personal circumstances, your health and also your age. Always remember your own personal situations and let these help you decide whether you need to lose weight or not.