It is a given that if you are overweight you are going to have quite a few health risks – you may even be sick already. The issues can range from high blood pressure to type-2 diabetes, there are countless health risks associated with being too heavy. Now there is one thing that a lot of people have quite a misconception about, and that is how their cholesterol levels, and the cholesterol they consume, affects their body weight. Are cholesterol and body fat related?
The first thing we have to look at is your diet. There is a lot of misinformation about cholesterol and how it affects your body weight, there are websites whose sole goal is to push you product and not get down to the root of your problems.
People who become obese and overweight most often get this way due to a complete lack of proper nutrition, and their diet consists of mainly fast and processed foods day in and day out.
Obviously this is far from what our bodies are actually meant to handle. Obviously, those habits and sugar addictions have to be reprogrammed in order to transition to a healthier body weight. Now in terms of cholesterol, there is a common misconception that consuming foods high in cholesterol and saturated fats boost the overall cholesterol, but that in fact is not the case.
This is NOT an excuse to continue eating junkie food, because it will most certainly increase your cholesterol, but eating healthy foods, such as eggs, butter, olive oils, avocados, that are high in cholesterol and saturated fats, along with a balanced diet in fact helps your body function better and does not affect your cholesterol levels in a negative way.
So it is important to cut out any form of processed food from your diet in order to get in control of your cholesterol and body fat levels and weight levels.
Cholesterol and body fat do not always go down with just a diet change, although it will most certainly affect it. If you start incorporating exercise into your diet, your cholesterol, as well as your body fat will start to lower and you will be on your way to a healthier you.
The reasons are obvious for weight reduction, but why does your cholesterol go down with exercise?
Cholesterol is actually the building blocks of your cells, so as you are losing weight, it gets used by in your bodies normal functions, rather than building up in your arteries.And it is not saturated fat you should be worried about (note, still worry about it in fast foods, but not in healthy fats) its trans-fat. Trans-fat is a fat that has been modified so your body can’t properly process it.
So there is a little information on levels of cholesterol and body fat. It is key for you guys who are overweight or obese to take your body fat level seriously so you can deal with high cholesterol levels, it just might save your life!