Being overweight has been shown to be more of a risk factor for developing
heart disease in men than smoking and high blood pressure. The following picture
shows some of the medical disorders that are associated with being overweight.
The health problems caused by being overweight are a concern for many men,
but in the shorter term, it is often the impact that being overweight can have on
your quality of life that is important. e.g. clothes always feel too tight,
feeling generally unfit, less confident when giving presentations at work, tired all the time
and a definite effect on sex life.
The good news is, no matter how big you are now, losing just 10cm (4inches)
from around your stomach will reduce your chances of developing weight related
health problems. If you already suffer from a weight related illness your condition
will be improved by losing just a moderate amount of waist.
|Reduces the chance of dying of heart problems by 9%
|Reduces the chance of dying from any disease by 20%
|Reduces the risk of dying from cancer by 37%
|Reduces deaths due to diabetes by 44%
In addition to the medical benefits, your quality of life increases and you
will see improvements in self esteem, confidence and feelings of well-being.
When you join fatmanslim you are set the target of losing 10cm or 4inches from
around your waist in 12 weeks. This equates to 10kg or 22lbs in weight. This is
a realistic target to set in 12 weeks, however by the end of week 12 you will
have learned the skills and techniques needed to reduce your waist size still
further and maintain it in the long term.