I am 30yo white male in the Philadelphia area. Most of my childhood and all my adult life I have been overweight/obese. As an adult I have always ranged from 235-295lbs being in the high end of that for the last several years.
I don’t eat many vegetables, have had my share of gluttonous moments and meals, and overall just had very very bad eating habits and patterns.
However I have grown sick of it, I have done keto, low carb, and just been trying to eat better. I’ve lost about 10lbs so far and aim to eventually lost over 100lbs. Current 276, want to get to 175-180 within the next year or two, while also converting some fat to muscle if I can. Also taking vitamins, collagen, supplements and eating more fruit, less added sugars and junk, smaller portions in general and less fast food and processed stuff. Learning to eat at least a few veggies, and also incorporated nutritional yeast and acv into my diet. I also do intermittent fasting
I do not smoke, don’t do drugs, never had any surgeries or major conditions. A few years ago I went through ALLLL the heart tests and passed. Heart was very slightly enlarged but went down as I lost weight. Nothing else.
Anyway, by continuing to work and improve my dietary habits. Exercising more and losing weight. Once I reach this goal, and maybe even exceed it. And maintain it amd do my best to take care of myself. How much obesity damage, and effects on the hard & cv system, are permanent at this point, and how much can it improve or be reversed? What other steps can I take?