Now that the holidays are over and done with, you’re probably happily off with your family. But oh, what about all the holiday weight that you’ve gained over the last month?
“It’s not a problem.” You think as you lean back on your couch. “It’s only 5lbs“.
Yet season and season over again, it’s always those 5 little lbs that you can’t keep off. But it accumulates. The older you get, the less you start caring about the little pockets of fat that are accentuating on your wait, on your thighs, and on your ass.
The problem with obesity is that it’s a disease that quietly sneaks up on you without you realizing it. It’s not something that suddenly hits overnight, so you don’t have time to panic and go immediately to the doctor. It’s something that happens through months and years of not careful eating and exercise.
It’s not obesity that actually kills you, but it’s all the friends that obesity brings.
Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain cancers can just be part of the equation. And it’s not something that the media talks about often.
Sure, there’s “accepting your body” for what you are — but how can we accept it when it’s not good for your natural health and will take years off your lifespan?
The problem with obesity is that everyone is afraid of addressing it because it hurts feelings. No one wants to be called fat. So we welcome it. We say, “it’s okay to be fat!” nowadays, but really, it’s going to be our end.
And with obesity rates going up by 35% over the last 20 years, we think that it’s a problem you should address. Go to your doctor. Talk about your options. Don’t just let it overcome your life.