If you are overweight and have a fat belly, you have probably heard these things countless times, either from friends or doctors: that weight loss is important, that if you don’t lose weight, your life span will be shortened by several years, that if you don’t lose weight and lose your belly fat fast, you will get afflicted with several killer diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol level, high blood pressure, heart diseases, sleep apnea, etc.
However, when should you lose weight and get a flatter stomach? When is the right time to say: ‘Enough is enough! I am sick and tired of my fat belly, so am going to lose weight’?
Well, nobody can tell that for you. You need to decide the correct timing for weight loss yourself. Also note that the timing you choose can make or break your weight loss plan. You should start your weight loss efforts when you feel you’re overweight, but if you are morbidly obese, then no other method except expensive weight loss surgeries can help you with weight loss.
As you can see, when it comes to weight loss, timing is extremely important!
I have been a fitness coach for many years. I have a friend called Sean who, at one point of time, was excessively overweight (if you look at him now you won’t be able to tell that just a few years ago, he had a large belly and flabby arms). He was suffering from sleep apnea. He couldn’t get proper sleep, and no wonder felt dizzy and drowsy all the time. He felt he didn’t have the energy to perform his day-to-day activities, and soon people began to call him lazy. Believe it or not, his obesity was the root cause behind all his problems.
Sean and I are good friends, but for some reason, Sean never asked me for any sort of weight loss advice. It was as if he was not aware of his weight problem. Until one day…
He came to his senses when he was not invited by his friend at his birthday party!
First, he found it rather strange, but then he realized that it was all because of his body weight. He also realized that lately several people had started ignoring him. As you can see, his weight problem had become a big hindrance in his life! That was the time when he finally decided that he needed to lose weight.
He asked me for advice, which I was more than happy to give. A year later, Sean has not only lost several pounds, but also felt better and more energetic. He is now not only able to sleep properly but also perform his regular activities without a problem. He is always full of energy and enthusiasm!
As you can see, Sean waited for the right time before he started his weight loss efforts. Before you start your weight loss journey, ask yourself if it is the correct time for you to lose weigh and get a flatter stomacht! Why do you want to lose weight? Are you unable to bear the weight of your fat belly any longer? Do you feel that of late you’ve become lazy? Are you unable to get promotions in your job? Are you getting turned down for dates? Does your doctor advise you to lose weight? Whatever it is, when you decide that it is time to shed those extra pounds and lose your belly fat , take action! You WILL succeed!