10 Powerful Reasons to Lose Weight & Take Control of Your Life

Written by: Stuart Carter,

Dip. PT, Precision Nutrition 1
C.O.O., The Fit Father Project

Written by: Stuart Carter,

Dip. PT, Precision Nutrition 1
C.O.O., The Fit Father Project

If you're looking for reasons to lose weight, there's a good chance you're ready to start a weight loss journey.

The most obvious reason to lose weight is to feel better; mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Losing as little as 5 lbs can make a huge difference in your day to day activities, but losing 20 lbs or more is like winning the lottery.

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This list of reasons to lose weight is just a starting point. I'm sure you'll have plenty of reasons of your own to add. Without further ado, here are ten reasons to lose weight.

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Reasons to Lose Weight

#10 You'll Sleep Better

The average man needs between 6-8 hours sleep every night.

sleep more for weight loss reasons to lose weightThis is the amount of time it takes for your body to balance your hormones and repair cell damage that has happened during the day.

Unfortunately going to bed late is not the only reason your weight may suffer.

Fatty and sugary foods have been linked with poor sleep quality.

Unfortunately, overweight men tend to have poor diets which encourage the consumption of foods with lots of instant energy.

These are the very foods that make you gain weight, hindering your sleep further.

The fact that inadequate sleep is linked with an increased risk of diabetes, depression, and even cardiovascular disease should make you feel motivated to lose weight.

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#9 Reduced Joint Pain

Joint wear and tear are inevitable for anyone, but your knees can really suffer when you’re overweight.

joint pain reasons to lose weightIf you’re already feeling pain in your joints, then this may be one of the best reasons to lose weight.

It shouldn't be surprising; your knees bend every time you walk, run, or make almost any other movement.

The strain on this joint is magnified by weight, the heavier you are, the more stress and more pain you’ll feel in your joints.

It’s also important to consider inflammation, which tends to be worse in overweight people.  Inflammation and joint pain are not a good combination.

Check out this study that shows just 1 pound of weight loss will reduce the pressure on your knees by 4 times as much. Imagine the pressure reduction if you lose 20, 30, or even 40 pounds!

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#8 Career Improvements

Despite advancements in equality and the workplace, there remains a negative cloud over overweight or obese people.
career reasons to lose weight
Of course, you shouldn't be judged on how you look, but research suggests that this is a very common issue.

If you lose weight, you’ll suddenly find that you’re being noticed more in a positive way by your boss.

This makes it more likely that you’ll get a promotion, or even get that dream job you wanted elsewhere.

In short, losing weight and getting into the normal BMI range will help you and your talents to get seen.

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#7 You’ll Be Less Stressed

Stress is a killer.

You’re probably already aware that consistently high-stress levels are linked with cardiovascular issues, an increased risk of strokes, and boost the likelihood of you contracting some cancers.

frustrated man with stressBut, what you may not realize is that it also affects your view of the world. Stress can lead to mood swings or depression.

Stress is something that everyone has to deal with. We live in a world that demands instant gratification, and it can be hard to keep giving this.

As well as negatively impacting your health, stress can also contribute to weight gain.

It’s normal to crave sugary food when you’re stressed, making it harder to resist temptation. Of course, sugary foods are not going to help your waistline.

Additional foods can increase your blood sugar levels, eventually leading to insulin sensitivity and diabetes.

Even that is not all!

When you’re stressed, your body releases the hormone cortisol, which prepares your body to fight or flight.

Unfortunately, when this hormone is being produced, many of your other hormones are not.

cortisol releaseReducing stress will allow your body to balance hormones including those that control hunger and appetite.

The link between weight loss and stress is simple.

When you start losing the pounds, you’ll sleep better, reducing your stress levels.

In addition, you’ll start to eat healthier, avoiding processed foods which will help your weight loss and overall health.

Lose weight, feel less stressed and feel ready to take on the world!

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#6 Improved Libido

As men age, their levels of testosterone naturally start to decrease.

This has been linked many times with a reduced sex drive and a reduction in muscle mass.

However, reduced testosterone levels have also been shown to increase the occurrence of chronic diseases.

Testosterone Levels

Of course, men will experience lower testosterone levels even if they are in the normal BMI range.

As this study showsTestosterone decline, being overweight will actually increase the loss of testosterone, and you may have a reduced level of testosterone that is usually associated with men 10 years older than you!

Regaining your libido is a great reason to lose weight, the fact that you’ll also feel more capable in the bedroom will make you feel younger and more virile.

That’s a great incentive!

In fact, if you’re looking to impress that special someone, or even looking for a new special someone, this may be one of the best reasons to lose weight than you’ve never heard of.


As already mentioned, losing weight lowers your stress levels, which will boost the production of arousal hormones.

There is no doubt that losing weight will also make you feel better about taking your clothes off, and that will boost your libido by itself!

Improved Performance

Check out this study if you want confirmation that obese people find intercourse more dissatisfying.

You only have to lose 10% of your bodyweight to notice a huge difference in your performance levels and satisfaction.

That’s important if you want to impress that special someone!

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#5 Memory Improvements

Do you remember when…?

memory improvementsIf you find that you’re struggling to remember things it doesn’t have to be age-related or a sign that you’re starting to get Alzheimer’s.

Research shows that when you carry extra weight, your brain activity actually slows, reducing your ability to remember things.

This finding also suggests that fructose, one of the main ingredients in most artificially sweetened foods, makes it more difficult for your brain to create new pathways.

The creation of pathways is essential to recording new experiences.

In short, ditch the processed foods laden with sugar and experience better memory and lose the weight, that’s a pretty good incentive to lose weight.

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#4 Confidence Boost

This is a pretty obvious reason but still a powerful motivator. Losing weight is going to make you feel great, even if you haven’t yet reached your goal.

diet plan to lose belly fatNot only will you be taken more seriously by others, but you’ll also feel more confident in your own abilities, allowing you to say and do things that you wouldn't have done when you were overweight.

Much of this doesn’t actually stem from weighing less. It is a result of achieving weight loss and knowing that you are capable of reaching goals as well as taking control of your life.

It may seem like you’re overweight because you’re lazy. In fact, being overweight has made you lazy because it is hard to exercise or even move around comfortably when you’re overweight.

Just losing a few pounds can change the way you see yourself, allowing your confidence to grow and you to achieve things that previously seemed impossible.

This isn’t just talk; research actually backs it up.

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#3 Brain Power Increase

Studying is hard work but necessary if you want to learn and improve your knowledge/boost your brain power.

food for the brainBut, what you may not have realized is that you can boost your brain power simply by losing weight!

Research also shows that gaining the pounds results in decreased brain activity, and scientists are now discovering that the reverse is also true.

Not only will your intelligence level go up, but your brain will actually not need to work as hard.

That has to be good for your long-term health.

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#2 Lower Risk of Cancer

Health scares are one of the most common motivators for starting to lose weight. After all, many chronic and age-related diseases are more likely if you are overweight.

You may wonder why.

Being overweight causes inflammation in your body. This inflammation causes DNA damage, which increases your likelihood of contracting an array of diseases, specifically cancer.

The good news is that you can decrease inflammation simply by reducing your body weight, a reduction of just 5% can make a difference to the inflammation in your body and your risk of cancer.

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#1 Increased Life Expectancy

The greatest all of the reasons to lose weight is to increase your life expectancy.

sign with the words midlife crisis The thought of living longer is appealing to most people. In fact, billions are spent every year trying to achieve longer lives.

However, you don’t need to spend a fortune.

All you need to do is start losing weight. It won’t just help you to live longer; it will help you to live healthier.

In short, your quality of life as you age will be much better.

Research suggests that for every kilogram of weight loss, you can expect to see an increase in life expectancy of 2 months!

Better Health

Losing weight means you’re starting to think about what you’re putting into your body.

This encourages you to eat better.

Healthier eating helps you to lose pounds while improving your overall health.

The simple rule is to avoid processed foods and concentrate on whole foods that will make you healthier and help you lose weight.

Less Stress

The fact that your weight loss will help you to feel less stressed, as discussed earlier, means that your stress levels will be lower and the likelihood of you getting chronic or age-related disease is reduced.

Less stress is good for you in so many ways!

The Extra Motivation You Need

If you’re still not sure you’ve found the right reasons to lose weight and need a little extra motivation, then consider this.

The Fit Father Project has helped thousands of men to achieve their weight loss goal.

These men are all here to help inspire and motivate you.

Join the FF30X today, and you’ll get all the support and advice you need to become half the man you are in a good way.

If you have any doubts that you can do this, take a peek at the free 1-day meal plan and free workout first. They will show you that weight loss isn’t impossible; you just need support and the right reasons to lose weight.

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Your new friend & health coach,

Stuart Carter, Dip. PT, Precision Nutrition 1
C.O.O., The Fit Father Project

Stuart gained his Diploma in Personal Training & Sports Medicine through Premier Global, back in 2001. In 2018, he completed his Level 1 Precision Nutrition qualification.

Throughout his career in Fitness, Stuart has trained hundreds of clients, worked in almost every position in the industry, and ran his own successful training studio.

After a hiatus away from the Fitness industry, working in Corporate Management and Finance, Stuart returned to what he loves… Fitness! This return led to a chance meeting with Dr. Balduzzi, and a place in the Fit Father Project team.

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*Please know that weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info and reasons to lose weight.

Written by: Stuart Carter,

Dip. PT, Precision Nutrition 1
C.O.O., The Fit Father Project

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