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It’s OK to be comfortable in your own skin, even if you are overweight. However, if you have a high BMI or your waist measurement is too large, it can cause you to be at a far higher risk of heart disease. That is one reason why you may want to consider losing weight.

Your heart isn’t the only part of your body that is at risk when you are overweight or obese. Obesity can cause issues with all of your organs, as they grow too fatty themselves and no longer have room inside your body. It can also cause joint problems and back problems, making it hard to walk and to move around.

While there are probably a hundred other reasons you should lose weight, especially if your BMI says you’re overweight, it always needs to be your choice to make the change. It needs to be your choice in order to be successful at it, and your choice to change your health.

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Focus On Fitness And Nutrition

While you need to exercise in order to lose weight, fitness isn’t going to be enough if you don’t make other lifestyle changes as well. If you are exercising seven days a week, but still eating double portions you’re less likely to keep up with weight loss, even if you start out strong.

It can be helpful to keep a food and fitness journal to watch what you are eating and keep track of your exercise schedule. Try changing up your fitness routine as well, if you are suffering from a plateau in your weight loss.

Talk To Someone

If you find it difficult to stay motivated in your weight loss try finding a fitness buddy. If you know someone else that likes to stay fit or is also trying to lose weight you may be able to workout together and try to keep each other accountable.

You may also be able to find help from a nutritionist on how to eat right for weight loss. You could also talk to someone at a gym or fitness center to get help with problem spots in your weight loss.

Consider Surgery

If you are extremely overweight, aka obese, and fitness and diet just aren’t enough to get yourself to a healthy weight, surgery may be a good option for you. Not everyone can get weight loss surgery, you need to qualify for it by being a certain amount overweight, or having health issues that call for quicker weight loss.

Once you do have surgery, you’ll still want to adopt a workout schedule and start eating healthier so that you don’t gain your weight back. The same goes for natural weight loss as well.

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