American health is in crisis—more and more people are overweight, struggling with chronic pain, and dealing with mental issues than ever before. The New Year is in full swing, and many of us may have set resolutions for getting back and track and improving our wellness, and most of us have made some sort of goal to lose weight.
According to recent statistics, almost 33 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, with many of those people classified as “morbidly obese”. The dangers of living in that space of obesity include:
- Increased risk of heart attack and stroke
- Increased risk of diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Gallbladder and gallstone issues
- Increased risk for cancer
- Development of autoimmune disorders
- Development of arthritis and osteoarthritis
- increased risk for anxiety and depression
It seems that losing weight and getting shape are in order for many of us. Have you considered the significant ways that weight loss can improve your life? Get ready for some major life changes as you become slimmer, more energetic, and more confident. Here is how weight loss can change your life:
1. You’ll gain confidence
Nothing will give you a boost quite like looking in the mirror and seeing the progress that you are making. Losing weight will improve your self-esteem, boost your confidence, and change the way you feel about handling life in general. You’ll be ready to take on more of what life throws at you, and you’ll do it with finesse!
2. It will revolutionize how you feel about self-care
Many of us don’t prioritize our own self-care as we should. As we gain momentum and reach our health and fitness goals, we are likely to make self-care more of a priority. Who knows? Some of us may become downright passionate about health, fitness, and nutrition! See where your path takes you.
3. You’ll have energy to burn
Have you ever tried lugging a 50-pound bag of salt up and down the stairs? That is essentially what you are doing when you have extra weight on your frame. Carrying around extra weight can be exhausting; shedding that weight will give you energy to burn that lasts from morning till night. There may not be a need for several cups of coffee to get through the day; as you become an efficient, fat-burning furnace, your energy levels will soar through the roof on their own.
4. You’ll change the way you relate to food
Food is not a daily indulgence, nor should it be. It is fuel for your most valuable asset–your body. Feeding yourself high quality, healthy food will become a priority as you see what a difference the “good” stuff makes, and how destructive the “bad” stuff can be.
5. You’ll set higher goals for yourself
As your confidence in losing weight increases, so does your belief in your ability to do other things in life as well. Unhappy in your job? Find one that fits your new, more confident self? Do you desire healthy, fulfilling relationships in your life? You now have the self-esteem to go out and create them. Your standards for yourself and what you want out of life will change with every positive change you make to your health and your body.
Ready to get started?
At Slim4Life, we have the tools, knowledge, and expertise to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Customized plans, one-on-one support available to you on a weekly basis, and ongoing nutritional education make our program one of the best and most long-lasting ways to lose weight. As you learn to eat well, you can expect to lose anywhere from 3-5 pounds a week, making your goals for weight loss achievable. What are you waiting for? Visit one of our many locations to get on a path to health and wellness today. A vibrant, more confident you is in your future!