20 Reasons To Drop 20 Pounds

“Search for the reasons you want to lose weight. Write a list, and then add to the list. The more outcomes you have in mind, the more that strengthens your ability to stay with a diet. Obviously, those with more at stake will have more reasons.”

– Linda Spangle

Obesity is increasing worldwide and is becoming the world’s biggest health problem. Recent reports suggest that it may soon overtake cigarette smoking as a serious health risk.

20 Reasons To Drop 20 PoundsBeing overweight, and especially being obese, increases our risk of many health problems, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, stroke, back and joint pain, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, gallstones, fatty liver, infertility, breathlessness, depression, snoring, difficulty sleeping and excessive sweating.

Being obese is not a cosmetic issue. It can stop us getting the best from life and put our health at serious risk. In fact, a report from the National Audit Office concluded that obesity could shave an average of nine years from our lifespan.

Most people want to lose the “extra” weight they carry, but they simply don’t have the motivation, the drive to start; they know they want to, they need to, but simply cant complete the final step to get on the road, they need motivation, a reason.

So, whatever the reason may be for your diet plan, plan to make it stick by reminding yourself of the “reasons” behind it, here are 20 more you should consider:

1. Because you whine that you need to. Have you ever been wrong about anything?

2. It will make you look better. Looks are the number one reason that any person wants to lose weight. Sure, there are other reasons, but most people that want to lose weight do so because they want other people to look at them and say WOW!

3. The clothing cliche: It’s liberating the first time your pants fall down by themselves.

4. Twenty pounds of warm human fat can refill every bottle in an empty case of beer, with enough left over to fill your blender.

5. It’s not scaling Everest or writing the great American novel. You can do it in your spare time.

6. Decreased: your chances of developing heart disease, prostate cancer, diabetes, sleep apnea, depression, back pain, impotence, gallstones, joint problems, high blood pressure, low sperm counts, and an impressive collection of prescription-drug bottles.

7. Respiratory problems. Obesity causes lungs to “become smaller” in size and chest wall become heavier to lift in the process of breathing in.

8. Research shows that since you’ll have less weight propelling you into the windshield, you’ll also have less risk of dying when your car hits a semi.

9. Urinary Incontinence. This is involuntary release of urine. Being overweight can contribute to urinary incontinence. A heavy abdomen due to body fat deposit may cause valve of urinary bladder to be weakened. The weight also exerts pressure on the urinary bladder, trying to push urine out. This results to leakage of urine when coughing, sneezing or laughing. This is because of a slight relaxation of the bladder valve that normally will not result to leakage. It can even result to bed wetting at night.

10. So you don’t have to worry about arthritis or joint replacement when you get older.

11. Every time you pick up a 20-pound dumbbell, you’ll remember.

12. The statement “There’s more of me to love” has an actual bedroom translation of “There’s more of me to endure.”

13. To be able to cross your arms across your chest without them resting on your stomach!

14. So your ankles don’t puff up and look like there’s half a tennis ball on each side.

15. To be able to take a bath, a luxurious thing, instead of taking a shower so you won’t risk overflowing the tub.

16. So you can walk up a flight of stairs and not feel winded.

17. So getting dressed every morning is a joy and not a dreaded chore.

18. To be able to lie in bed, look down and see your toes without lifting your head off the pillow.

19. So you can stand up in a boat again, with balance and grace, instead of hanging onto the sides and wondering how you’ll get back in if you fall out.

20. In our society, people respect weight loss. Even if you do nothing cool or interesting or memorable for the rest of your life, you’ll have done that.

Overall, if you are overweight you can get started losing some extra pounds today. There are hundreds of different reasons that losing weight will be of a major benefit to you. All you need to do to get started is come up with a weight loss program and stick to it. By sticking to a program and setting personal goals you will be well on your way to losing weight. There is no reason to wait another day!