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Decrease? The reasons!

by Josephine Andrews
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There are a variety of reasons why people want to lose weight – the decisive factor is often how they look and feel about their body, but many overweight people also want and should lose weight for health reasons. Read more about the reasons for losing weight, why obesity is on the rise and why losing weight slowly is better than losing weight quickly.

Big Germany

In Germany, two thirds of men (67 percent) and about half of women (53 percent) are overweight. About a quarter of them (23 percent of men and 24 percent of women) are severely overweight (obese) – and the trend is rising. The number of overweight children is also increasing: around 15 percent of children and young people between the ages of three and 17 have too many pounds on their ribs. Six percent of them are obese (obese).

The Germans are already among the fattest peoples in Europe. But other countries are also recording an increase in overweight and obese people among young and old. When it comes to obesity, the World Health Organization (WHO) even speaks of a global epidemic and the biggest chronic health problem. The annual costs for the treatment of obesity (obesity) – especially the secondary diseases – are enormous. However, these costs could be avoided or at least reduced if fat rolls and flabby bellies were counteracted at an early stage.

Why lose weight?

A look at magazines reveals what the most important reasons for women to lose weight are, for example:

  • I don’t like myself like that.
  • I want to feel better, lighter.
  • I want new/different clothes, more choice.
  • I want better self esteem.
  • i want to please my boyfriend
  • For the sake of my health.
  • I want a better figure for the next bathing season.
  • I appreciate compliments from others.
  • I want to be more efficient, sweat less.
  • My envy of others decreases.

For men, losing weight is primarily a health issue. Many only think about losing weight when they develop health problems, such as gout. Aesthetics also play a role. The ideal male body from advertising is slimmer and slimmer than it was a few decades ago. As with women, self-confidence can also suffer in men.

Diet addiction, which is widespread today , harbors the risk that eating disorders will increase. It is possible that this danger increases with the number of diets that a person has made. It is also interesting that people who do not have any medical indication for actual weight loss often want to lose weight.

Discover good sides

What do you actually like about yourself? Think for a moment and pay less attention to what others think of you or what they like about you. You are not born to please others. The important thing is that you like yourself.

Take a mirror and take a good look: the dimple in your cheek, the long eyelashes, the smile, your hands, your hair… Write down everything you like about yourself. Post your “I like me because…” list or “Positive list” prominently for body positive image. Read the points several times a day and look forward to it!

Don’t forget your downsides either, but don’t overrate them, because: “Nobody is perfect”. Or would you like to live with a perfect person? What would that feel like? Some weaknesses even have their charms, they testify to individuality and personality. However, there are some things that need to be worked on, for example severe obesity, because nobody likes to suffer from health problems.

Fast-Food ist “in”

Germany has a huge food supply, but the risk of malnutrition is very high. Humans only have a feeling for hunger and thirst, but not for certain nutrients or nutrient ratios. Advertising, traditions, indulgence and many other reasons influence food choices. Eating out – for example at the chip shop or in fast-food shops – and convenience products (meals that don’t take a lot of time, eg ready-made pizza) have been “in” for years.

Cooking with fresh ingredients, warm lunches, regular meals and eating at home – mostly only families with children and older couples without children still eat this traditional way. The desire for a lot of free time means that the classic three meals are increasingly taking a back seat. Many people eat out of the situation, usually without regularity and rhythm and mostly alone.

weight loss while losing weight

Glycogen (sugar stored in the body) and protein bind four times the amount of water and fat only 0.5 times. Glycogen and protein provide four calories per gram and fat nine calories.

Depending on whether glycogen or protein or fat is mobilized to generate energy, the weight changes differently: If the energy saved by the diet of 1000 kilocalories per day is covered by stored protein and glycogen, there is a weight loss of 1250 grams per day. If the energy saved is mobilized exclusively from the fat deposits in the body, the result is a weight loss of only 167 grams per day.

Along with glycogen (and protein), the body initially excretes plenty of water, which explains the high weight loss in the first few days of weight loss. Then it is the turn of the unwanted fat deposits, the body weight decreases much more slowly. Despite consistent dieting and exercise, you may not lose any more weight or gain a little weight for a week. Water retention, e.g. before menstruation, and muscle build-up are possible reasons. If you move a lot, fat mass converts into desirable muscle mass and this is heavier than fat mass!

Think positively: If you lose weight slowly, you really “get on the bacon”!

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