The Importance of Weight Loss

Many people around the world today suffer from being overweight and obese due to many varied dietary changes. Losing weight is the safest way to stay healthy and also to help you overcome an array of varied chronic conditions like diabetes and others health issues that can cause you problems. Eating the correct food will help you in your quest to lose weight.


In order for a person know if he is overweight or obese. He should first calculate his BMI that is Body Mass Index, either by the help of a registered health practitioner or by using a simple formula which, is weight in Kilograms divide by height in meters squared. A BMI of 18 to 24.5 is okay but above that your are overweight.

Shedding of extra body fat either by exercise or dietary changes has numerous benefits that include; avoidance of health issues such as:

  • Chronic Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • and other issues such as gallstones

Also, losing weight is beneficial to a person both psychological and emotional. This is because it helps a person to have a high self-esteem and self-worth. Losing weight also makes a person look attractive and makes him more socially acceptable. It’s easy to start a diet and you have many to choose from. The Dukan Diet, The Caveman Diet (aka. Paleo Diet), Atkins. With all the support you’ll ever need getting your weight back on track is easier than ever.

Coronary heart diseases

Majority of chronic heart diseases such as heart attacks caused by a condition known as Atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis a condition whereby the blood vessels becomes thicker due to a lot of fat deposits accumulating  around them, losing weight can help to avoid this condition by reducing the excess fat in the body.


People who have weight issues or obese have a high likelihood of developing gallstones in the gallbladder.

Some gallstones are ‘silent’ and do not affect the body in any way and go away on their own while some are painful

And can be life-threatening and need to be removed by surgery. Having a high-fat diet leads to the gallbladder being saturated with cholesterol that leads to the formation of the gallstones.


Being overweight or obese increases the risk of a person getting cancer. This is because a person who is overweight tends to have a diet high in fats and low on fruits and fresh vegetables which have antioxidants that help to fight  cancerous cells and can provide protective qualities.

Finally, losing weight is beneficial because it helps a person avoid some of the most chronic conditions that are life threatening.

But before trying to lose weight an individual should get advice from a registered nutritionists or health practitioners on the best way to lose weight.Losing weight is also a great way to enjoy life.

You can find out more information about living healthy and some great foods you can eat while maintaining a good diet.