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Why Black Men Have a Harder Time Losing Weight

August 27, 2021 by Daren Thompson
Why Black Men Have a Harder Time Losing Weight

Losing weight.. Such a sensitive and overtalked topic. Everyone has something to say, right? There’s always a new diet someone is suggesting to you. There’s always someone pointing out how much weight you’ve gained. Well, let me break it to you! Losing weight is not easy and everyone has a different body. What works for you might not work for me and vice versa.

The issue with weight loss becomes even more complicated when it comes to black men. Reality is that black men have a harder time losing weight than any other ethnicity. According to research, as they age, black men are the most predisposed group to be overweight. The reasons are not only related to their genetics but to financial matters and health education or lack thereof.

Let’s start with genetics first. Obesity, in general, is highly linked to the African-American community more so than any other population in the United States. It makes way to chronic diseases or illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure that might lead to cardiovascular diseases, etc. This only makes it more difficult to lose weight in a healthy way.

In 2018, the African American population was deemed to be 30% more likely to have serious issues with cardiovascular diseases than any other ethnicity and this is quite concerning, to be honest. What’s even more concerning is that the main reason that causes black men especially to suffer more from obesity-related diseases is not genetics. It’s mainly because of the lack of access to health facilities, and the lack of information regarding black man health in general.

So what to do now? When even BMI (Body Measurement Index) cannot measure for sure the ratio of our bodies because all their information is based on white population body types?

When I was looking for support and information regarding my health as a black man, I saw that there was a communication barrier and very much so a lack of information and support online and off. Therefore, I have created a wellness test on my website. A very quick, easy, and fun test you can take to pinpoint all your problem areas and find the right guidance on what to do next.

What to do next, then? The next few steps are where the true life-changing journey begins for you. If you subscribe to my plan, you will have the opportunity to find that unlimited support you have craved and missed for so long. Unlimited support and information regarding your mental, physical health, and weight loss diet as a black man. I carefully create a customized dietary plan and exercise routine based on what your body needs. It’s not just about losing weight, it’s about changing your life forever!