It seems like everyone is trying to lose weight — but why? Actually, there are a number of reasons why a person may want to lose weight, and most of these reasons are justified. Losing weight does have great advantages. Of course, there are always going to be horror stories about people who fall into the traps of eating disorders, but for the most part, losing weight is greatly to your advantage.
The most obvious advantage to weight loss is, of course, the health benefits. When you are heavier than normal, you put your body at risk of developing a number of disease and conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and intestinal diseases. These can be prevented and more easily treated if you lose weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is something that you and your doctor should discuss in order to make the best decisions for your body’s health.
There are, however, other advantages as well. First and foremost, when you are at a normal weight, shopping for clothing is more fun and easier because you actually fit into clothing more readily. It can often be less expensive as well. The extra large sizes and beyond use more fabric to make, so many manufacturers raise the prices for these larger articles of clothing.
Not to mention the fact that you will look and feel great!