It is not always easy, because two out of every three people are overweight or obese in the USA these days. So, the tendency is to rationalize that it must be “The New Normal.” There are more and more obese or overweight people on TV and in the media…it is like the good folks on Madison Avenue are trying to let us know that it is OK to be a little chubby these days…gotta keep moving those Big Macs and Fries!
“What if I don’t have high blood pressure, my cholesterol is normal, and I feel OK... a little sore in the knees and hips, maybe. I must be OK, right? My doctor said I was OK…” Have you noticed that most of the doctors are fat, too?
The thing is that if you are overweight, even if you feel OK and your doctor says all your lab tests are “Normal”, if you are too fat, you are at increased risk for a host of health problems that you could avoid if you were at a healthy weight. If you have excess visceral fat, or “belly fat”, you will automatically have more inflammation in your system than if you are at a normal weight. Increased inflammation increases the risk of dozens of diseases, including coronary disease, diabetes, allergies, and auto-immune disease…several cancers, too.
So…back to the question… What is normal, and what is overweight? Here are some guidelines:
The good news is that there is a great program called Take Shape For Life that can quickly help you lose unhealthy fat and lower inflammation for good. It is easy, it works fast, it is clinically proven with very solid science to support it. It is the best system I have found in 40 years of medical practice to help people lose fat and create optimal health. Kris and I are Certified Health Coaches with TSFL now, and we have helped hundreds of people lose weight, feel better and be healthier than they have ever been before. Call me at 620-669-7938, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to explain in detail.