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What if I Don't Lose the Weight?

Weight Heath Issues That Can Occur if You’re Obese

Unfortunately, being seriously overweight, or obese, is rapidly becoming one of America’s biggest health issues. Less than half of America’s adults are at a healthy weight. So what constitutes being seriously overweight? When your body is 20% or more above your ideal weight, you're considered overweight. When you're 100 pounds more than you should be, you are considered obese. While being overweight isn't healthy, being obese can lead to serious critical health problems which get worse the longer you keep the weight. Obesity is considered a disease and is treated as an illness rather than just a condition.

Extra pounds on any of us lead to a broad range of weight health issues. The more you weigh, the more weight health issues you're likely to have. Physicians aren't kidding when they encourage us to lose weight for our health. Being slightly overweight can lead to simple symptoms, like being out of breath from walking up steps. However, being obese can lead to many serious health issues like:

  • Diabetes 
  • Menstrual problems 
  • Infertility 
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 
  • Various heart diseases 
  • Stroke 
  • Cancer in women:
    • Breast
    • Uterine
    • Ovarian 
  • Cancer in men:
    • Prostate
    • Colon 
  • Sleep apnea 
  • Arthritis 
  • Gallstones 
  • Metabolic syndrome 
  • Depression 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Urinary incontinence 

The longer you remain overweight, the more your risk factor for surgery increases and the more likely it is that these conditions will affect your life. Studies have shown that obesity can take up to 17 years off your life.

Learn how to calculate your body fat content 

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