Advantages of being a little bit overweight

This may become a surprise from a blog that dedicated to weight loss but there are some advantages of being a little bit overweight.

Advantages of being a little bit overweight

When I say a lit bit overweight I mean being a few pounds or kilos above your average weight, for example for a person who is 178 cm tall the average weight expected is between 72kg to 76 kg, 80 kg can be considered a little bit overweight, get my idea?

You look more attractive

This is weird but it is true, at least for me, I remember a few years ago I was in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, I was coming from gym, I was like 8kg overweight, when I was crossing hotel Melia Santiago I saw a friend of mine who was Cuban with a tourist from German.

After exchanging few words with that guy from German ( he was a Doctor of medicine) he told me something that stuck in my mind for a long time, ‘’ people who are a few kilos overweight look more attractive to the opposite sex than actually are’’.

It was strange, but after a few years and doing research and looking back on my own life I find this statement to be true.

You recover faster from sickness

I am a very blessed person, I don’t get sick very often but when I do, I used to recover faster when I was overweight compared to the time when I had my normal weight or even underweight.

The first one was my own finding from the comment from that German Dr, but this one is backed with official medical research.

Among people of all shapes and sizes suffering from the same health issues (such as diabetes or heart disease), those who are overweight seem to fare better.

According to a study in “Mayo Clinic Proceedings,” normal and underweight heart disease patients with a low percentage of body fat were more than four times as likely to die from the disease as overweight patients over the course of three years.

You can read more about this here.

This does not mean that go out there, gain weight and do nothing, this means that living healthier and exercising your body is more important than becoming thin, also it means that if you can not lose those last two pounds don´t stress yourself much about them.

Thank you for reading have a great day.




Will weight loss lower blood pressure?

My friend came to me yesterday and asked me this question: Will weight loss lower blood pressure? my answer was a simple yes, this is why.

According to the article by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing high blood pressure. In fact, your blood pressure rises as your body weight increases.

Losing even 10 pounds can lower your blood pressure—and losing weight has the biggest effect on those who are
overweight and already have hypertension.

You can read the full article here.

So weight loss can help you to lower high blood pressure.

If you decide to take this approach of losing weight as a way to lower your blood pressure, it’s important to do so slowly.

In the same article, they suggest that you need to lose no more than 1/2 pound to 2 pounds a week. Begin with a goal of losing 10 percent of your current weight. This means if currently you weight let say 300 pounds your initial goal will be to lose no more than 30 pounds. This is the healthiest way to lose weight and offers the best chance of long-term success.

Remember that there is no magic formula for weight loss. You have to eat fewer calories than you use up in daily activities. Just how many calories you burn daily depends on factors such as your body size and how physically active you are.

One pound equals 3,500 calories. So, to lose 1 pound a week, you need to eat 500 calories a day less or burn 500 calories a day more than you usually do. It’s best to work out some combination of both eating less and being more physically active.

In my another article I talk about 5 simple ways you can burn 200 calories without exercising go and give it a read if you want ideas on how to lose weight.

The best way to lose weight if you have a high blood pressure is to talk you your doctor or dietitian before starting your weight loss plan.

Do you have a weight problem or high blood pressure and you need someone to talk to? I am just an email away, send me an email via contact page below and I will be there to talk to you.

4 things i did to Lose Weight for Good

I have been overweight for a long time in my adult life, I still remember how I used to stay awake most of the nights thinking how I can start losing weight and the next day going for a run or gym losing some weight and after few weeks, I would gain back over.

This cycle continued for a long time, I will get motivated, start going to the gym or running, lose some weight, gain it back and became frustrated again.

One day I decided that I was going to lose weight and I meant it and I lost and never gained it back again( at least not at the same level).That is why in this article I am going to share with you 4 things I did to lose weight for good.

I decided to lose weight

If you read most of the personal development books, they tell you the first step to achieve anything is to have a burning desire to achieve it.

I know I made the decision to lose weight many times in my life and I never achieved it but this time it was different, this time I really meant it, my decision was influenced by two events that happened a short time before making the decision.

First, my baby boy was born and second they doctors told me that I had prehypertension, the prehypertension news really shocked me, the idea of dying early and not being able to see my baby boy growing was too much pain, since that day I decided that I was going to lose weight no matter what.

I stopped eating junk food

One of the reasons that I gained back the weight just after losing it was because of junk food, I was very lazy to cook, so I will go to nearest KFC buy their chicken or sometimes just eat pizza.

I remember days when I ate bread and coca cola for three days in a row, at first it was very difficult, I was feeling hungry and tired all the time(for lack of sugar) but after just three weeks, I started to feel good and I lost almost 2 kg of weight in that period.

I started exercising

After I dropped the junk food my next move was to hit a gym, yes this was difficult one, I remember the day after my first gym session, every part of my body was aching.

When I first started I was going to gym three times per week( now I go five times per week), and I combined it with some walking, I started to go to work by bus and drop one stop before or somedays I would just go on foot.

I was consistent

The main reason that I always gained weight back is that I never did it for a long time, I would start going to the gym and after two or three weeks I would quit and start over.

This time was different, I started going to gym from Monday to Friday no matter what and on weekends, I would go for a one-hour walk. I stopped for good eating junkie food for good.

They say you became what you do every day and not what you do once in a while, for me I think the biggest factor of losing weight was consistent, just make a decision and do it every day if you do it for a year you will be a different being.

Final word

If you read the four things I did to lose weight and keep it off you will realize that, actually I did only one thing and that thing one changing my lifestyle.

Trust me, this is the secret behind permanent weight loss, in his book ‘’7 habits of highly effective weight loss´´, the author Mike Westerda, explains the seven habits you need to change if you want to lose weight.

If you really want to lose weight, I will recommend that you get a copy.



Prehypertension, what it causes and how to reverse prehypertension

I still remember when my Dr told me that I might have prehypertension, I news shocked me, but after having a talk with him and did some changes in my life and I reversed it.

In this article, I am going to tell you what is prehypertension and what I did to reverse it. Keep reading.

Has your doctor told you that you might have prehypertension? If you are curious what prehypertension is and how to treat it, read on.

What is prehypertension?

Prehypertension is a condition when blood pressure values are above normal or optimal levels. The WHO (World Health Organization) classifies prehypertension as a blood pressure reading that measures between 120/80 and 139/89.

A person is considered to have prehypertension if the systolic pressure (top number) is between 120 and 139 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) or if the diastolic pressure (bottom number) is between 80 and 89 mmHg.

If one is in the range and the other is not is the range you take the higher one.


What causes prehypertension?

Medicine Experts they do not know with certainty what causes the blood pressure to rise from its optimal levels but they do believe it most of the time is due to lifestyle choices such as a lack of exercise and poor diet habits. In addition, there are studies that show that too much salt and alcohol can increase blood pressure too.

What are the symptoms of prehypertension?

Prehypertension normally does not show any symptoms and for this reason, it is very hard to detect without regular blood pressure measurements. Only extremely, high blood pressure, in rare cases, manifests itself symptomatically through headaches, visual changes, fatigue, or dizziness

how to reverse prehypertension

The question I get most of the time is can prehypertension be reversed? Here is my answer.

As I said above, prehypertension normally does not show any symptoms and it can be very difficult to know if you have this condition.

If you know that, you have prehypertension then it is a good news because now you can do something about it and reduce the risk of having the heart attack by practicing the following healthy habits. Here are 7 ways on how to reverse prehypertension.

Eat healthy foods

Prehypertension, what it causes and how to reverse prehypertension
I am a big believer in that food can cure diseases. Make sure you are getting plenty of heart-healthy foods, such as whole grains, vegetables, and lean proteins.

When I stopped drinking soda and other junk foods I saw the rapid change in my blood pressure levels. In addition, it is important to eat food with low salt.

Move your Body

I remember when they told me that I had prehypertension I was very worried and I decided to walk for 6 km and when I went back home and tool shower, I decided to check out my blood pressure level and to my shock, it dropped by 10mm of Mercury.

I do not say you will get a massive change what I am trying to tell you here is that if you start moving for 3-6 hours per week you will see the massive results.

Just combine eating healthy food and walking and you will see changes in just a few days.

Lose weight

I remember I hit the panic button and walked out for more than 80 minutes and one week after I hit the gym.

You do not have to do that, to be honest with you if you are getting more exercise and choosing healthier food, you will start to lose weight without even trying. Extra pounds increase strain on the heart and negatively affect cholesterol levels. Losing as few as 10 pounds can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease.

Limit alcohol

I don’t drink alcohol, so this was not an issue for me but studies show that women should consume no more than one alcoholic drink each day, and men should have no more than two each day.

Reduce stress

Occasionally stress does not cause prehypertension but chronic stress or if you have, stress in the prolonged time can be bad for your health.

For me, I was robbed and lost everything I mean I had literally no place to live, not enough clothes and a lot of bills to pay, working an underpaid job, and above all, I was expecting a baby.

I was stressed all the time; I stopped doing exercises and ate anything to feel the stomach.

I started reducing stress by doing things I enjoy and going to the gym really helped to raise my mood, started a new business and increased my income.

OK, maybe reducing the amount of stress in your life is not feasible, but it is possible to better manage it. Find an activity, such as kickboxing or yoga, that helps you de-stress. Or, try keeping a journal or practicing gratitude.

Quit smoking

I never smoked in my life so for me I did not have this problem but my Dr suggested to me this as a method or reversing prehypertension.

If you smoke, try to kick the habit (or at least cut back). If you do not smoke, avoid secondhand smoke as much as you can.

Treat sleep apnea

It estimated that about 12 million Americans have sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening disorder in which throat tissue collapses, blocking the airway. Sleep apnea is a risk factor not only for HBP but also for heart failure, diabetes, and stroke. If you suspect you may have sleep apnea, talk with your doctor about treatment options.

Final world on prehypertension

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