You might be thinking, but a few extra pounds here and there won't hurt me.
I will be okay.
I will get to the answer in a bit.
There are some out there that might say to you, "just accept your body the way it is.
" Yes you should love yourself but you should also take care of yourself as well.
Being at a healthy weight is loving and taking care of yourself all at the same time.
Although it is never good to judge on looks alone, you should not desire to lose weight for vain purposes alone.
You don't want to lose weight for vain purposes like a wedding, class reunion, or a beach vacation.
That will only be a temporary fix which will not hold up long-term.
You will end up right where you started.
A: To prevent the following risk factors 1) Depression - Think about how you feel after a good workout? You feel amazing.
You have just burned off some calories and got your heart rate up.
How do you feel when you don't exercise and are carrying a few extra pounds around? Probably a little depressed.
You will get a great self-esteem boost with your new found weight loss.
2) Type 2 Diabetes - A few extra pounds can very easily lead to Type 2 Diabetes.
Why? Because your body is worker harder than it should.
One body part in particular your pancreas.
Your pancreas is an extremely important internal organ that is crucial to your overall health and well-being.
3) Heart Disease - Nobody wants to get high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
But that is a possibility when you might be carrying around a few extra pounds.
Do yourself and your heart a favor.
4) Osteoarthritis - Osteoarthritis or stiffness in weight-bearing joints plagues many people.
It is a very debilitating disease.
One of the best ways to prevent it is to maintain a healthy body weight.
5) Sleep Apnea - Millions of individuals suffers from breathing and sleeping problems associated with sleep apnea.
Just like the other diseases and risk factors mentioned before, sleep apnea can be prevented and controlled when you reach and maintain a healthy weight.
Everyone knows the life-threatening risk factors you face with excess weight.
The risk factors only increase when your weight increases.
If these risk factors don't scare you they should.
Take as much action as you can to prevent and reverse them.
Again ask yourself, why should I lose weight? Hopefully this article helped to answer that question.
Whether you could stand to lose 10 or 50 pounds, now is the time to love your body and love your life.
Take the time to love yourself and you will be amazed at how much better you will feel and how much better your relationships can be.