Modest weight loss, even without getting down to the ideal weight, will result in health benefits for those who maintain that loss! The Diabetes Prevention Program demonstrated that losing just 5-7 percent (10-14 pounds for a person who weighs 200 pounds) will lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of diabetes, and improve blood sugar and insulin levels in those who have diabetes. Double that weight loss and the HDL (“good”) cholesterol increases, lowering the risk of heart disease, too.
PositiveTip: Make a few critical lifestyle changes to reach and maintain a modest weight loss. It will make a significant difference in your life!