Friday, April 26, 2013

Five Cherry-On-The-Top Reasons Why You Should Lose Weight Today

How many reasons come to your mind when you ponder over why you should start making an effort in your life to lose those unwanted pounds that you are carrying? No doubt you could easily think of 10, 20, or even 30 wonderful reasons. In fact, I honestly challenge you to get a pen and write down your reasons as to why you should lose weight, and see if you come to a stage where you can no longer think of anymore. Go on, give it a go!

Likely your list was so long that you got sick of writing! You see, the benefits of losing weight are practically infinite. However, instead of going crazy jotting them all down, let's consider five weight loss benefits which I believe, are the cherries on top of the cake.

Benefit #1 - You will no longer be the "Fat One" in your friendship circle

Feeling out of place and embarrassed when with your mates will be a thing of the past, and you can finally feel like you are living on the same planet as those in your group (i.e., not Planet Chubba-Chubba or Jelly-Belly Land).

Benefit #2 - You can walk into a clothes shop with confidence and poise

Knowing that you are not limited to looking for clothes that simply have your size left will be a wonderful breath of fresh air, and clothes shopping will suddenly become a magical experience for you. Imagine this: That beautiful blouse or leather jacket that you see in the shop window only has a few small sizes left, and smiling, you confidently take it off the rack and walk into the dressing room in style.

Benefit #3 - You finally have the time and energy to follow your passions

Being overweight often makes a person feel sluggish and fatigued, with a lack of motivation to try out new things. After all, adhering to every single craving and desire to eat uses up a lot of one's energy (and time), which is why when you begin making sensible food decisions, you will find that you are really wanting to learn that new instrument, join that local club, or take up that new hobby.

Benefit #4 - People will start to respect you more

It's sad, I know, but it's true. Fat people are simply not treated equally to their slim counterparts, whether it be in the employment world, in the fashion (retail) world, or even in a world that they should otherwise feel safe - with their friends and family. If you slim down, you will see a noticeable change in how people look at you, talk to you, and treat you. People will finally start noticing you for who you are as a person - rather than simply noticing those extra pounds that you are carrying around.

Benefit #5 - You will live a more fulfilling life

It's amazing what losing weight can do for the body, soul, and mind. You will find that once you leave behind those extra pounds that were once holding you back - your life will start to have purpose, and you will feel downright great! So many things that you were once afraid of will now appear to you as new challenges that will make you grow as a person. Nothing in life will seem impossible to you now, as you will have already conquered one of the greatest feats of your lifetime.
So, what do you think? Is this enough weight loss motivation for you to start getting serious about losing weight?
These are five weight loss benefits which I view as the cherries on top of the cake. They stand out above all other benefits and make taking this weight loss journey appear so much more inviting.