Life After Obesity

Sadly obesity is one of the leading causes of illness and death around the world. You know you live in a twisted world when more people die of obesity than they die of starvation. The reason for this statistic is that most young people, women and men alike are too busy working long hours, driving from meeting to meeting that they do not stop to pay attention to their own needs and their own body.

Dealing with the side effects of losing weight

However, if you are one of those people who have taken the initiative to lose weight and stay fit after years of being victim to obesity, you might have found yourself having to face a brand new problem with your new fitter, thinner body – excess skin. When the human body puts on weight due to obesity or even pregnancy, the skin stretches. Like animals, our skin has the potential to stretch a great deal to accommodate the fat that can build up in our bodies, however, when we lose weight again, after giving birth or after a few months of strenuous working out, our skin can react in two ways, depending on the time that we have been obese or fat. In the case of short term situations like pregnancy, the skin shivels back up causing new months to have what is known as stretch marks, however, in cases of long term obesity, you will find that you have a lot of excess skin that refuses to go back to normal. You might have big skin bags hanging from your stomach in which case a skin tightening procedure might be necessary.

Of course this would completely depend on the severity of your situation and your own needs. You are completely able to live out the rest of your life with these skin bags and they are in most cases easily covered up by clothing. Therefore, if your main goal is health and not how your body looks without an upper body covering, then you may opt of skin tightening procedures all together. Remember, that these procedures involve cutting up your body and cutting off excess skin and you should always avoid cutting your body up as much as possible.

The irony of it all is that most of these people work hard in order to earn a wage high enough for them to save up for the future in case of a possible illness, however, they work so hard in the present for a potential future illness that they are making themselves sick in the present and increasing their chances of getting an illness in the future by not taking care of themselves. Take the initiative to make the change.