Why is it so important to lose weight? This is a question that irks most of us. Well a simple answer to that often asked question is "leading a healthy disease-free existence is possible only if you follow a diet that nature intends for your body; instead of stuffing yourself with junk that does nothing but adds calories to your person."
Extra body fat causes serious discomfort and health problems that range from diabetes, high triglyceride levels, blood pressure, and high cholesterol among other things. With changing lifestyles across the world, especially among teenagers, children and the working the tendency to snack on readymade food is increasing. Generally food that is sold in eating joints is high on calories, sodium and cholesterol. A lesser known fact about many affordable fast food joints is that they use refined grains, high fat meat, added sugar and fats, instead of expected nutritious additions such as lean meats, fresh fruits, and vegetables.
At the same time it is important to set realistic goals. It should not happen that you set out on a tough diet and exercise regime that you may not be able to handle in the long run. It is important to consult a physician or dietician before setting out on a diet. Genuine long term weight loss and a good health condition can be achieved only by adopting a prudent lifestyle, prescribed exercise and diet.
Motivation plays an important role for those who want to lose weight. The important thing is to be honest with oneself and be true to the commitment one makes to oneself. The rest automatically falls into place.