Lose Weight, Gain Health: The Unexpected Side Effects of Weight Loss

by Linda DeGroot
by Linda DeGroot

Co-Founder at 30/10 Weight Loss for Life

Achieving a healthy body composition and practicing a healthy and active lifestyle can decrease the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, Type II Diabetes, stroke, heart attack, as well as decrease back pain, joint pain, and so much more! But we expect these benefits from weight loss, and they are perhaps the reason why we want to lose weight in the first place. But what about the other, less known effects of weight loss? Here is where you will learn about the unexpected benefits of losing weight and gaining health!

Save Money on Medications

As you improve your overall health, you won’t need as many, or any, medications anymore! It is important to inform your doctor that you are losing weight if you are on medications, as they will need to adjust the dosage for you. 30/10 has helped thousands of clients lose weight, thereby reducing, or in some cases, eliminating (with physician’s approval) the need for diabetic medication, high blood pressure medications, cholesterol medications and more!

Sweet Slumber

If you are overweight, or specifically have excess weight around your neck, it can increase the likelihood of snoring or having sleep apnea, which can interfere with your overall sleep. By losing even just 10% of your overall weight, you will notice your snoring will decrease, your sleep apnea will improve and so will your overall sleep quality!(1)

Less Brain Fog

A diet filled with highly processed foods, sugars, and alcohol can interfere with one’s memory, mental clarity, and ability to concentrate. Replacing junk food with a well-balanced diet allows your body to feel fully nourished and gives your brain the energy it needs to eliminate brain fog.

Feeling Better in Your Own Skin!

Whether it be 10 pounds or 200 pounds of weight loss you experience, you will find that you need better fitting clothes for the new you! In a matter of a month with 30/10 Weight Loss for Life, you could be down 2-4 dress sizes, or 2 pant sizes down!

Fewer Allergies 

Being overweight or obese and consistently consuming inflammatory foods puts a strain on our adrenal glands and respiratory system, increasing the likeliness of having asthma and allergic reactions to environmental irritants. Weight loss and eating an anti-inflammatory diet full of healthy fats, vegetables, and lean protein can help reduce the need for allergy medications, or get rid of your seasonal allergies completely!

Your Taste Buds Will Change

That’s right! Once your body has experienced what it is like to be fully nourished and hydrated, you will notice a change in what you crave. When we eat an unhealthy diet, we form strong pathways of us choosing poor food options, such as highly processed foods and sugary beverages that are calorie dense and lack nutritional value. By breaking the habit and choosing foods such as lean protein and fibrous vegetables, you weaken the pathway of poor food choices and strengthen that new healthy pathway in your brain. This causes your taste buds to alter and no longer crave the foods that once tasted so good!

In addition, when you have more energy (which happens when you are at a normal, healthy weight) you tend to have less cravings for caffeine and sugar. This is due to you getting natural energy from nutritious foods, generous sleep, and exercise. When you’re feeling great you don’t need that extra “energy” boost from unhealthy foods and drinks!

Develop Healthier Habits

We tend to continue with the habits that promote our success! Lifestyle habits such as physical activity, drinking plenty of water, meal prepping, getting enough sleep, and practicing mindful eating habits are all things to continue doing so you can keep feeling good! The more you practice these habits, the easier they are to maintain: as they say, practice makes perfect!

Increased Energy Levels 

When we are at a heavier weight, we spend more of our energy to carry ourselves during daily activities. Additionally, having excess visceral fat (abdominal fat) has been shown to cause your organs to malfunction. When critical organs like heart, lungs, liver, stomach, pancreas, and intestines are not working properly you develop side effects like metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, acid reflux, incontinence and more health issues. These issues all contribute to a lack of energy and a general state of feeling unwell. By continuing your healthy habits and living an active lifestyle, you can reverse these negative health states and will also feel a great source of natural energy!

You’ll Live Longer 

Being at a healthy weight contributes to your organs working properly, which in turn allows your body to operate as it was meant to. When you have less health obstacles in your path, you increase your quality of life! As you improve your overall health by obtaining a healthy body composition and lifestyle, you increase your longevity! That’s why we say “for life”!

Now that you know about the benefits of weight loss, test your knowledge in other fields of weight loss with our “How Weight Affects Your Overall Health” quiz!

Source: 

  1. Weight loss, breathing devices still best for treating obstructive sleep apnea

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