luni, 29 aprilie 2013

Does Your Weight Have Emotional Control Over You?
Does Your Weight Have Emotional Control Over You?
Psychologists are aware of the emotional effect weight can have on self esteem but the remaining medical world is just starting to wake up to this fact.

Find out if weight gain has an emotional effect on you. Some brief questions.

- Are you conscious of your bodily appearance when you are out in community?

- Are you comfortable with looking at yourself in the mirror or do you avoid it?

- Are you concerned with what others think of your body?

- Do you feel that the only way you can truly be happy is to change the bodily things you don't like about yourself?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then it's possible that your weight has an emotional affect over you. Your appearance shouldn't keep you unhappy. Your appearance really should be the icing on the cake to the person you are within.

You have the power to do something about it. You can both continue to live with it or do something about it.

The fact that you are here says a lot about you and proves that you are willing to take action. I congratulate you for that and know you will find solutions here. Just remember this book aims to re-educate you and unlearn all of the bad habits you may have picked up over the years. It won't happen overnight, but it will happen. You are about to experience some life changing truths so just stay with it and absorb as much as you can.

Health Issues

A big motivation for wanting to lose the weight could also be for health reasons. You don't have to be a genius to figure out that we are residing in an obese nation. We are suffering in epic proportions from diseases our ancestors one hundred years in the past had never even listened to of.

You know the effects that carrying excess weight can have on the body even in your joints and your lower back again but we often forget what impact this is having to our internal organs.

Did you know that excess stomach fat is the most dangerous type of fat to have? This is because this is most energetic of them all.

The fat is packed around your intestines, your liver and heart and interferes with the way those organs work. This fat secretes chemicals and hormones that inhibit proper function of those vital organs. It is also an indicator of Type II diabetes and heart disease.

For women if your waistline is more than 35 inches at the stomach button and for men if is more than 40 inches than you lie within the high risk category of heart disease, diabetes, blood pressure and stroke and must lose weight.

Excess fat in the body causes the arteries in your heart to become clogged which raises your blood pressure to force the blood to your organs. Having just an extra 30 excess pounds forces your heart to work two times as hard to do the same job it did when you were just 30 pounds lighter.

Excess blood pressure damages the blood vessels in your kidneys and can cause them to fall short. High blood pressure is also connected with blindness caused from burst and bleeding blood vessels in the backs of the eyes.

High blood pressure can also cause weakened blood vessels to burst and bleed on the brain causing a stroke. Blood clots can also become lodged within narrowed arteries also causing a stroke.

Diabetes causes the blood to thicken which raises the risk of blood clots forming resulting in strokes and heart attacks from your already thickened arterial walls.

So, as you can see being overweight can cause a cascade effect on our health, it affects everything. Each organ relies upon the other to work effectively to keep us well. Throw any one of those off balance and it affects everything.

The simplest solution is to just lose the weight. We seem to think that having a little less cake or cutting back again on saturated fats is a death sentence but not nearly as lethal as the one that plays havoc with our bodies when we choose to eat that foods that place us there.

In a medical trial to test the long term effects of excess weight on individuals, a study of around 600 people was conducted over a 14 year period. The results revealed that participants who were "overweight" had a 34% greater chance of heart failure than someone at their ideal weight. Participants who were obese had a massive 104% increase in risk of heart failure over someone at their ideal weight.

Incredible what a little extra weight can do over a period of time.

The Difference Between Being Overweight And Obese

So what is the difference between being overweight and being obese?

It is the BMI (Body Mass Index) that differentiates between the two whereby it is the weight above what is generally considered to be a healthy ideal weight for a specific peak.

For example:-

For adults whose BMI is between the range of 25 and 30 are considered to be overweight

For adults whose BMI is greater than 30 are considered to obese.

You can determine your BMI be heading here:

Sobering isn't it? The fact that carrying even a little excess weight can have detrimental effects on our health is mind blowing and you don't even have to be morbidly obese for that to happen.

Most medical professionals consider someone who is 5% to 15% above their ideal weight to be considered as overweight while people who are 20% to 30% above their ideal weight are considered to be obese, anything above 30% and you fall into the range of being morbidly obese.

So what weight should you be? Find out your ideal weight for your peak by heading here:

There is no motivation quite like knowing the health risks associated with excess weight. By now you will know which category you lie within and now you can lose the weight for more than just looking nice in a pair of jeans but to extend your life expectancy and increase your quality and satisfaction of life.

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