Why you shouldn’t let a busy lifestyle get in the way of your weight-loss plans

Sarah | December 2nd, 2011

If you’re not happy with your weight you have to do something about it, as your weight problem isn’t going to go away by itself. Losing weight is never easy, but the sooner you start to take action the sooner you will achieve results. It might be convenient to make excuses about why you are unable to lose weight, but this won’t help you feel better about the situation. Thus, if one of the excuses you make is that you don’t have time for weight loss you need to make time, as in the end it is your quality of life which will suffer.

Being overweight can affect your self-esteem and confidence levels, as you are always conscious of your size, which can impact upon the way you interact with other people. You may decide to stay in the background, rather than pushing yourself forward and getting to know people. Alternatively, you might overcompensate for your size and become somewhat of a joker. You become the warm, cuddly, witty fat person, even though your weight makes you miserable.

It is not only your mental health that can suffer when you’re overweight, as obviously it isn’t good for your physical well-being either. If you’re carrying too much weight your heart is under greater strain and you could find yourself at greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke. You are more likely to develop high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, as well as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Clearly, then, there are plenty of reasons to consider losing weight and the fact you lead a busy lifestyle is no excuse not to try to address your weight problem and shed the excess pounds you’re carrying. Weight loss comes about as a result of reducing your calorie intake to a lower level than your calorie expenditure and so how much time you have in your life shouldn’t really come into it.

Of course, it would be easier to lose weight if you had more time to plan meals and to get some exercise, but it is still possible to achieve the weight loss results you’re after when you have other things competing for your time. It obviously helps to be organized and to have the determination to succeed, though, as if you’re not committed to eating healthily and exercising more you are unlikely to achieve your objectives. In the end, a positive frame of mind matters more than how much time you have when it comes to your weight-loss success.

by Michelle Wilkinson

Created on: September 10, 2010

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