Written By Paisley Hansen / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Weight loss is as hot of a topic as ever. It’s one of the personal issues that people are constantly deliberating. The structure of our society has made highly caloric processed food more common than fresh, whole foods. This fact combined with the increase in office jobs and decrease in routines with integrated daily exercise has created the perfect storm of increased body fat percentages and people constantly trying to lose weight.
Despite the fact that obesity is a very real issue, weight loss has become a focus for just about everyone. Everyone is constantly trying to be a better, healthier version of themselves. It can be easy to get lost in what other people are saying about weight loss, even if you don’t need to lose weight. This article will explain when you should decide to lose weight, and when you shouldn’t.
When You’ve Talked To Your Doctor
First and foremost, the most important thing you need to do before you decide to lose weight is to make sure that you talk to your doctor and tell them you want to lose weight. Your doctor can let you know if this is recommended for your BMI or not, and can give you more information on your health and tips on how to lose weight safely.
If you don’t know if you should or shouldn’t be losing weight, a medical professional such as your doctor is the first place you should turn for advice. You should also talk to your doctor about any supplements that you plan on taking and they can give you a rundown of any thrive side effects.
If You’re Unhappy With Your Appearance
One basic fact is true. The number of the scale will never be a defining measure of your health or beauty. However, if you don’t feel comfortable in your current size and you’ve talked to your doctor, it may be time to start a weight loss journey. It’s important to remember that weight loss should never be the goal unless you’re morbidly obese.
The reason for this is because when you gain muscle, this can often distort your view of your own progress and make it difficult to focus on your health. Instead of just relying on the number on the scale, use different resources to track your progress. The scale is just one tool that can help you see how you’re doing it when it comes to weight loss.
Take progress photos weekly during your weight loss journey so that you can see the actual differences in your body when they’re put side-by-side. Another great resource would be to take body measurements. This will be another great way to measure how your body is changing without relying strictly on the scale.
When You Don’t Feel Your Best
If you’re not feeling your best, it may be because you’re not taking care of your mind and body. This can be helped by developing a routine that focuses on your health and wellness. You should think about finding ways to implement healthy whole foods to your diet and to eat less processed foods.
This simple change can help you lose weight and increase your intake of necessary nutrients. Another part of a healthy diet is to make sure that you are getting daily physical exercise. It can be easy to forget how important exercise is, especially if you work at home or inside of an office. Start off simply by increasing your step count everyday and steadily increasing the difficulty by adding workouts.
Whether or not you should lose weight is an issue that should first be handled by a doctor. However, if you’ve made the decision to better your life, you should concentrate less on the number on the scale and more on the way that you feel in your body. By focusing on your health and wellness instead of a number, you’ll be much more likely to implement lasting changes and make better decisions for yourself in the future.
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Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in health, fitness, and growing young. When she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym. She loves hearing from readers so feel free to contact her through Facebook.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.