There is nothing more dangerous to your health than being significantly overweight or obese. A big spare tire will not spare your sex life. Think I'm exagerrating? There's no more sure of way destroying your manhood and shortening your life than putting on enough extra pounds around your midsection.
Obesity is very, very common in industrialized societies and particularly in America. CDC stats show that about one out of three adults over the age of 20 in the U.S. are obese (and another third are overweight).  This is a huge burden on society and families as the obese are MUCH more likely to experience the debilitating diseases of middle age and beyond. (See below.) The two O's - Obesity and being Overweight - are so hard on the body that it can shorten lifespan by an estimated ten years.  And, of course, that does not take into account the dramatically lowered quality of life and productivity that the obese usually experience the last decade of two or their lives.
The U.K. has high obesity rates as well with estimates at about 20% of all those between 16 and 75  and the German population is similar.  Again, this is an issue of almost all of the wealthier cultures.
Before, I go on, let me point out that if you are 50 pounds or more overweight, it is very possible that you have given yourself secondary hypogonoadism. What happens is that, as those pounds increase, your body is flooded with aromatase, which converts your testosterone into estradiol, the "bad" estrogen. As this ratio worsens, it can literally shut down the signaling at the hypothalamus that is necessary for signaling to the testes to produce testosterone. Men who lose 50-100 pounds of weight can double their testosterone and I show you some of the studies in my page on Testosterone and Weight Loss. Also, don't forget that most men will underestimate how overweight they str by 10-20 pounds, so, if you think you need to lose 30 pounds to get some abs, it is probably more like 45 or 50 pounds. Losing this much weight can powerfully change your testosterone-to-estradiol ratio.
STEP 6: Step 6 in my "Peak Testosterone Program" is dropping those extra pounds in order to reap all the Incredible Benefits that I list below. Most of the men that end up on my site have a common set of symptoms: fatigue, lower testosterone, erectile dysfunction, depression, etc. The risk for ALL of these is increased for the obese. If you're overweight at all, it's time to get serious about what body fat does to you. Here's just a few of the nasty endocrinological and metabolic firestorms that those fat cells are unleashing into your tissues (especially the ones affecting your penis):
There are a dozen ways to lose weight and it doesn't matter that much which one you pick. My personal favorite way to lose weight is with a Low Fat Diet. The reason is simple: you rarely feel hungry. Low Fat foods, assuming they are a) whole, b) non-wheat, c) low sugar and d) medium or high fiber make you feel full. They deliver few calories for their weight. For example, let's take a sweet potato. If you ate two medium sized sweet potatoes, you would be only get 40 grams of carbohydrate and a sweet potato has lots of fiber and fills up your stomach. This will trigger your "stretch receptors" and tell you that you are full. And you would have only eaten 200 calories!
All the whole plant foods are the same way. Most men who go on a true Low Fat Diet lose weight slowly and steadily without any hunger and their health and sex life dramatically improve. However, you have to eat a low glycemic Low Fat Diet and not cheat.
But there are many other diets that can help you lose weight weight. Just pick one.
EXERCISE? Do you have to exercise to lose weight? Technically you don't have to, but moderate exercise is a great idea for two reasons: 1) it burns calories (cardio) and 2) helps retain muscle (strength or weight training). Moderate exercise does not increase appetite much whereas intense exercise can really make you hungry. But even moderate cardio can shave off substantial pounds. For example, if you do enough cardio to lose 300 calories per day, you would lose 30 pounds in a year. And it is critical that you do some kind of strength training or you will lose significant muscle as you lose weight, an ugly prospect to most men.CAUTIONS:
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