New Year, New You
Yes, I know we are at the beginning of March, but just wanted to remind everyone that made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight that it is not too late to do so. Losing weight is a mission for a lot of people of all ages. Like many other goals in life, it can be one you start trying to reach several times over. When you do manage to stick to a plan and start dropping the pounds, you could discover that your weight loss has some unexpected consequences. Sometimes they might be unwelcome changes, but often they’re extra benefits of losing weight that you get to enjoy. If you’re planning to lose weight or you’re already in the process of doing so, you could find that some of the following results occur alongside your weight loss.
Just a Small Town Girl
Of course, when you lose weight, you intend to change the size and shape of your body. However, you can realize that your body changes in ways you might not have intended. You could discover that you have sagging or excess skin, especially if you lose a lot of weight quickly. You can see plastic surgery videos explaining how this issue can be dealt with using cosmetic treatments, but it can sometimes be fixed with exercise. Another possible consequence is that you gain more muscle. If you exercise to lose weight, it could tone you up at the same time.
Many people who lose weight, especially if they lose a lot of it, find that they have more energy afterward. When you don’t have to carry as much of your own bodyweight around, you’ll use less of your energy doing daily activities. You might find that you’re no longer out of breath from climbing the stairs, for example. This makes working out much for pleasant too. You feel more energetic, and there’s less strain on your joints, lungs and heart when you get active. Staying fit and keeping the weight off will be easier once you find it easier to move.
Fewer Medical Costs
You could find that you’re paying less for medical expenses when you lose weight. Obesity can lead to a variety of chronic conditions, from type 2 diabetes to joint problems. This means that people who are overweight can spend a significant amount more on medical costs that people who are in the “normal” weight range. If you have any health problems caused or exacerbated by your weight, you could find they improve due to the weight loss or because of the lifestyle changes you make in order to lose weight.
Sleeping More Easily
Losing weight could even help you sleep better. Some studies have shown that losing weight can help you sleep for a little longer, while others have shown that it can significantly improve the symptoms of sleep apnea. When you lose weight, it means there’s less pressure constricting your breathing, and there’s less soft tissue to block your airways. Even if you don’t have sleep apnea, it could prevent you snoring, which will help not just your sleep but your partner’s too.
There are several changes that could occur when you lose weight. Not all of them will happen, but you’re likely to notice some things happening.
Don’t give up hope, get back on track to meeting your weight loss goal today.