Gained a few pounds over the holidays .
It's ok .
Who cares if your figure has changed a little well , hate to break it to you , but excess weight doesn't just alter your pant size .
It does more to your body than you think .
And a lot of this damage can show up within just 90 days .
Take , for instance , one adult sense of taste .
This is one of the first things that happens to your body .
If you start indulging a little too often .
In fact , it can already start within the first month .
It may seem a tad contradictory .
Why would you eat more if you lose your sense of taste ?
Let me explain .
Studies have shown that obesity reduces taste receptors by 25% .
So this means that bite of chocolate you had a month ago may have sent you to sugar heaven for a moment .
But today you feel the need to consume the entire slab to experience that same rich taste .
And so the evil cycle of overeating begins two frequent migraines .
That's right .
Those mind numbing headaches that make everyday tasks almost impossible , can quickly start ruining your day as often as once a week .
Just note that obesity doesn't exactly cause migraines .
It's just one of the risk factors that make it more likely for them to her .
So , being overweight means you'll have a higher risk of suffering from chronic pains than someone with a healthier weight .
If you're prone to headaches , it might be worth swapping out the sugary soda for a glass of water during lunch and see what happens .
You might be surprised three higher bad cholesterol .
The word cholesterol has become almost synonymous with obesity and rapid weight gain , but it's not so black and white .
Your body actually needs cholesterol to build healthy cells .
It's just like most things in life .
Too much of it isn't a good thing .
This means that eating those delicious fatty foods on an all too regular basis leads to a up of fatty deposits in your blood vessels .
Your arteries then become blocked , preventing your heart from receiving enough oxygen .
It also causes a decrease in blood flow to the brain to put that in layman's terms , your risk of having a heart attack or stroke becomes dangerously higher .
I know that burger is tasty but is it really worth it for depression and anxiety ?
Research has shown that there's a strong connection between weight gain and mental health overweight .
People have a 55% greater risk of developing depression and anxiety than those with a healthier BM I , that's your body mass index .
It basically measures how much body fat you have .
And what's really sad is that although men can also be affected , the psychological impact is more significant among women .
Why do you think that is , let me know down in the comments , I'd love to hear your thoughts on that anyway .
Again , we have a vicious cycle in this one too .
You feel down so you comfort eat , then you gain weight and you feel worse because of it and so on .
Five troubles getting pregnant and here's yet another problem women get to deal with because of weight gain .
Not only is the size of our waistline connected to a happier state of mind .
But those extra roles could actually be the reason you're having troubles getting pregnant .
If you've been trying a high BM , I leads to certain hormonal imbalances that affect a woman's eggs and cause infertility again , like with migraines , excess weight isn't the one and only culprit out there when it comes to the sensitive topic of trying to conceive , but it can be a factor .
Oh , and fellas , obesity isn't exactly good for the male reproductive organs .
Either six sore muscles becoming heavier can lead to a deficiency of vitamin D also known as the Sunshine vitamin .
Your body really needs it in order for your bones to absorb calcium and grow strong .
It also helps prevent autoimmune diseases and chronic pain .
Oh , and as a bonus , it fights depression too .
So , yeah , the D stands for , does it all not really .
I just made that up anyway , if your body doesn't have enough vitamin D , you can experience muscle pains all over .
Unfortunately , taking vitamin supplements and spending more time in the sun won't help you with this one .
Extra fatty tissue dilutes the vitamin .
So it's not absorbed by the body as it naturally would be .
So , no easy way out .
You have to lose weight to help your body absorb that much needed magic vitamin seven , poor quality sleep obesity can cause you to literally stop breathing while you sleep and multiple times throughout the night .
Now , that's scary .
This condition is known as sleep apnea and it happens when the upper airways get blocked during sleep , either causing reduced air flow or stopping it completely .
As for what can block it , that would be excess fat pushing on your windpipe .
Luckily , the brain wakes the body up if the airflow is cut off , but that means disrupted sleep throughout the night .
Good sleep promotes weight loss , meaning that loss of sleep could lead to more weight gain .
That vicious cycle rearing its head again .
What's even worse ?
Your poor quality sleep can affect your partner's sleep quality too .
The thing is that narrowing of the air passages often results in loud snoring as well and there you have it , whoever is sharing your bed might be up all night .
Thanks to your snoring .
Seems a bit unfair , don't you think eight frequent bathroom trips ?
You might want to start paying attention to ever increasing bathroom breaks as it could be a sign of kidney disease .
And yes , research shows that this can be connected to excess weight .
The University of California found that people who are obese have a risk of kidney failure , that's seven times higher than that of people with a healthy weight .
That's not to say you have to go out there and try to lose enough weight to fit into a size zero .
Let's be real here .
But it is one more reason to take care of your body and health .
Nine changes to your DNA .
You're born with your genes and that can't change .
But believe it or not , your lifestyle can influence your DNA .
At least that's what scientists at the German Research Center for environmental health found this change can lead to an increased risk of type two diabetes for not only a person but also their Children on the bright side , you can do something about it , but more on that here in just a bit , we've still got one more thing , excess weight can do to your body .
And that is 10 higher risk of cancer .
If all the other reasons aren't enough to persuade someone to try and live a healthier lifestyle , maybe this will drive the point home .
Yes , there are so many types of cancer that are caused by different things .
Not only bad habits and poor lifestyle choices , but the fact fact is it's been proven by countless studies that unhealthy choices can increase a person's risk of cancer .
And a poor diet is no exception , weight gain doesn't guarantee someone will develop cancer , but it does seriously increase the chances .
Now it's time for the good news .
There is a simple solution to obesity and it's not even a secret .
We all know how to combat weight gain , eat healthier and start exercising .
But I'm not saying you have to starve yourself or run the next New York City marathon .
Enjoying your favorite guilty pleasures from time to time isn't a crime .
Just limit yourself to less sugar and fatty foods per week and try to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables .
Instead , drinking enough water is another simple trick .
Fill up on a glass of water before digging into your meal .
Weight aside , a healthy diet just makes you feel better .
Overall , you'll have more energy , better sleep and an improved mood .
As for the workouts start small , don't hurt yourself by pushing too hard start by going for daily walks or taking beginner yoga classes .
Both exercise and weight loss produce a hormone called serotonin that will make you feel happier .
So not only will you like what you see in the mirror , you'll also just feel better .
Combine that with the mood boosting effects of a nutritionally balanced diet and you'll be unstoppable .
So you can break free from the bad cycle of weight gain by getting those happy juices flowing .
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