When you lose weight, you not only look fitter but also feel fitter. This is because the excess weight you’re carrying not only affects the way you look but also affects the functioning of your body. For many conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis etc, one of the first things doctors recommend is weight loss if the patient is overweight. That’s not all. Losing a few pounds can also improve your image at work and your social life. Let’s take a closer look at 8 surprise benefits of losing a little weight.
Your Wallet will feel Heavier
The first rule of almost all diets is to quit junk food and processed food. That alone will force you to save money. Diets also have restrictions on the way food can be cooked. For example, the HCG diet does not permit the use of any oil or butter. For some HCG phase 3 recipes you can boil your food or bake it. Thus, you must carry your lunch from home. The longer you stay on such a diet and make your own food, the less you will spend. Think of all the nice things you will be able to spoil yourself with now…
People will think of you as Driven
When you begin to lose weight, your coworkers will be some of the first people to notice. They will see not only that you look fitter but also that you pay attention to your health. This in turn will be taken as a sign of being responsible and driven. They will begin to see you as an outcome driven leader. You may even get a promotion sooner than you expected. Doesn’t that sound nice!
You’ll have more Friends
Along with dieting, you also need to exercise to lose weight. This could be in the form of a workout at the gym, dance classes or even by simply walking to and from work (if you live closeby). As you begin participating in these activities, your social circle will widen. You’ll have a new group of friends from the gym or from your dance class. When you have to walk instead of drive, you’ll have to leave the house earlier. As a result if you meet your neighbor on the landing, you won’t be rushing but will have a minute to say hello.
When you lose weight, you automatically feel better. This improves your self image and makes you more confident. In turn this also improves your relationships. After all only when you are comfortable with yourself can you be comfortable with others. For couples, weight loss can also translate to being more satisfied in bed.
You’ll have More Energy
As you exercise and workout; your stamina will increase. Thus where once upon a time, climbing a flight of stairs left you breathless, you’ll now be able to climb two flights of stairs without a problem. As you lose weight, the amount of energy you need to do things also reduces. Think of it this way; don’t you need less energy to push a bike vs pushing a car? Since you’re using less energy to do everyday tasks, you’ll feel much more energized.
You can Toss a Few Medicines Away
If you suffer from diabetes or have heart problems, losing weight can reduce your dependence on medication. While it may not completely negate the need for medication, it will reduce your dosage and the frequency at which you need medicine. Losing weight can also help control conditions such as asthma and heartburn. It could even improve your vision.
Food Will Taste Better
When you’re conscious about what you’re eating, you will pay more attention to how it tastes. By avoiding deep fried foods and greasy foods, your mouth won’t feel coated with oil after a meal and you will be able to savour the actual taste of your food. Studies have also shown that overweight people have lee sensitive taste buds as compared to their slimmer friends. However, losing the excess weight can heighten the sensitivity of your taste buds. Some studies also say that the hormonal shift that occurs during weight loss affects the way your taste buds communicate with your brain. It is also interesting to note that contrary to what you may think, you won’t really feel hungry all the time.
You’ll Have a Better Sleep
Many sleep disorders such as sleep apnea are related to a person’s weight. By losing weight, you can effectively get rid of such problems. Snoring can also be reduced simply by losing a little weight. The result: you’ll get a better night’s sleep and will wake up feeling refreshed. Getting better sleep means that you will have more energy when you wake up and won’t feel sluggish. So, are you charged up enough to hit the gym or follow a diet program like HCG?