Obesity is a serious health issue, but you can’t just look straight to your BMI to tell you whether or not you’re overweight; that little index number doesn’t take into consideration things like your build, your metabolism, your lifestyle, and all sorts of other things. But there are some hard and fast signals from your body that it might just be time to look into losing a couple of pounds (and most of them are health issues, so you may want to have that checked out), and here they are.
#1. You snore like a demon (and it even wakes you up)
Sleep apnea is a condition in which your breathing interrupts your sleep, resulting in you waking up groggy all the time. It can be caused by you putting on excess weight, and your body storing that weight in the form of fat around the neck. This narrows your breathing passages, causing your breathing to become shallow or stop momentarily; this makes you snore (loud enough to wake the dead) and sometimes even stop breathing for a moment. All of this makes you feel tired when you wake up – you literally snored loud enough to wake yourself.