Sometimes starting is the hardest thing, no matter whether you’re looking to lose just 2 to 5 Kgs extra weight or you’re embarking on the first couple of Kgs of total 25 Kgs weight loss journey. Although our focus is total Health and Fitness, Ideal Body Composition is first step for that. Shedding off just 10-15% of your extra body weight is a great start, But an additional 20-25% weight loss start providing improvements in metabolic issues like blood sugar, blood lipids, blood pressure, PCOS.
Physical functioning and Self-esteem
By just knowing that we have started losing a bit from that extra body weight is helpful keep us motivated to lose more, even when times gets tough. When obese adults shed off 20-25% of their body weight, they have reported controlled hunger pangs, better sleep and better moods.
Prevention/Control of Metabolic diseases:
Having low-grade chronic inflammation can increase your risk for disease, like heart disease, stroke and metabolic syndrome. It’s not a lost battle, though.
When overweight/obese person loses 3-5 kgs extra body weight along with few lifestyle modifications is enough to decrease inflammation and enhance immune function, likely because it drives down the release of pro -inflammatory proteins stored in fat.
Healthy Bones joint:
Excess weight put more wear and tear load on knee cartilage, leading to a painful condition called osteoarthritis. If you’re overweight/obese, research shows that losing 5 to 10 kgs can decrease your likelihood of OA by more than 50%.
PCOS is caused by hormonal imbalances that prevent ovulation. The woman’s body produces too much of some hormones and not enough of others. This imbalance also contributes to weight gain in many women with PCOS. However, when these women start a specific nutrition and exercise routine, many of them begin to ovulate again. Even those that need medication to ovulate still dramatically improve their chances of conception with weight loss. Studies have shown that losing as little as 5% of body weight can dramatically improve chances of pregnancy.
Even men can improve their fertility by losing weight too. Excess weight can affect a man’s fertility as well. Research has proven men with BMI over 30 have a lower sperm count and negatively impacted fertility over all. They may have more estrogen because of the excess weight (gynecomastia- enlargement of breast) or their body temperature may be higher which can impact sperm count. Whatever the reason, losing weight can help men boost their fertility as well.
Unexpected Benefits of Losing Extra Body Fat
• You get a career raise- Fit People get more professional respect.
• Your hair and skin may improve- Experience it
• People start respecting you- All Achievements earn respect.
• Your memory may improve- Thanks to Increased Blood circulation
• You fall in love with yourself- You must experience this feeling.