Why is Weight Gain a Problem?

Over time, more people have become cautious of weight gain, and are wiling to do whatever it takes to lose the extra weight. The reasons why people avoid gaining weight range from psychological to health and wellbeing. While weight gain alters our appearance and sometimes prevents us from enjoying the fun stuff that slim people do, it's effects go way beyond looks.

Weight gain is disadvantageous to health, and has been linked to cases of premature death and other severe health conditions. The problems associated with weight gain are many, and include:


1. Heart disease and stroke


Being overweight raises your risk of heart disease and stroke. This is because the extra fat builds up and clogs your arteries, making it difficult for blood to get through to your heart. Weight gain also heightens the incidence of stroke as it alters the body's metabolism leading to excess circulatory lipids, and in the end, lead to the formation of blood clots in the heart and brain.


2. Diabetes


Another downside of weight gain is that it increases the risk of contracting a Type 2 diabetes.
Insulin in the body lowers the blood sugar level (glucose), but when the body is laden with excess fat, insulin is less effective at converting glucose into cells. The body then becomes resistant to insulin, and this leaves a higher amount of sugar in the blood, which causes diabetes.


3. Cancer


Individuals who are obese have a higher likelihood of contracting cancers like breast cancer, colorectal cancer and pancreatic cancer. Fat tissues produce surplus amounts of estrogen, and this excess amounts have been linked to breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers.


4. Low self-esteem and depression


People who're overweight are more likely to suffer from low self esteem and depression. Difficulty in keeping friends, engaging in social activity (especially in public places) and looking attractive, among other reasons, can cause a feeling of low self-esteem, and sometimes can lead to depression.


5. Breathing problems


Difficulty in breathing is a direct effect of weight gain. Excess fat in neck and chest regions can cause mechanical compression of the lungs and diaphragm, and this can lead to difficulty in breathing. More so, weight gain causes sleep apnea, and other related respiratory problems.


Weight gain has more problems than gains, and if you've been trapped in the rut of excess fat, it's not too late to get out of it. If you want to lose the extra weight, all you need is determination and the EatRytte App. Download the EatRytte App and begin your journey to weight loss today.

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