It’s one of those things that sneaks up on you. You imagine your body is the same as when you were a teenager, but with each passing year, you add a little more weight, and eventually, you wind up with a serious health problem on your hands. Obesity continues to be on the rise in America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines obesity in adults as a BMI greater than or equal to 30 and severe obesity as a BMI greater than or equal to 40.
A lot of people successfully lose weight long-term, but starting a new diet and slimming down is only part of the process. Obesity can leave lasting effects on your body, from your metabolism to your pelvic floor muscles. In the following story, I will share a few tips on how to start living a healthier life. And as a reminder, consult with your doctor on the right course of action for your healthcare. This story is here to inspire you and provide resources for living a healthier life today!
The idea of adding fat to your body after weight loss might sound a little strange, but it can actually help you keep excess weight off. Brown fat produces heat to help maintain your body temperature in cold conditions. Some foods, like chili and beans, encourage the production of brown fat, keeping the body’s energy-burn consistent.
Overeating can cause your pounds to increase. Losing body mass involves shedding both fat and energy-burning muscle. And at times your weight loss can plateau and weight loss becomes increasingly difficult.
Obesity can damage the pelvic floor by putting it under pressure and causing the delicate tissues to become loose. The good news, though, is that you can restore some of the pelvic floor’s strength using regular daily exercises. A pelvic floor exercises app can show you how to do this effectively, thereby reducing pain and giving you back control.
When you gain weight, it usually happens slowly, over the course of months and years. The skin around your fat gradually expands to accommodate it, adding new cells and stretching. When you lose weight fast, though, it doesn’t have time to shrink back to its original size. Sometimes this causes excess skin. If you lose a lot of weight, you may become at risk of excess skin.
Starting your weight loss journey is incredibly brave and it can come with many challenges. Begin by consulting your doctor. Next, find a friend who can be your accountability partner along with a positive impact on your weight loss journey. Start living a healthier you today!