Benefits of Weight Loss
Why Lose Weight?
For many Americans, weight is more than just a number on a scale. It represents a struggle. It could be a lifelong struggle against habits they formed as a child, or a recent struggle brought on by stress or injuries that kept them from cooking healthy food or getting enough movement. Fortunately, weight loss is a battle you can win when you have all the tools you need. SKINNY gives you those tools and more so that you can enjoy the benefits of living life at a healthy weight.
Doctors are constantly emphasizing the importance of losing weight, yet two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. This has resulted in a spike in the number of preventable disease cases in our country. With restaurants on every corner and physical demands at an all-time low, it’s more important than ever to make your health a top priority and learn ways to deal with real world scenarios without derailing your weight loss progress.
Excess weight and obesity have been linked to the following medical conditions:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
- Sleep Apnea
- Joint and Back Pain
- Increased Risk of Cancer
- Increased Risk of Stroke
- Increased Risk of Heart Disease
Getting to a healthy weight can decrease the symptoms and risks of all of these conditions; 80% of our diabetic clients have been able to stop taking Metformin and cut down their insulin dosage. People with healthy weights tend to live longer, fuller lives.
The joint pain that results from too much weight keeps many people from exercising regularly. It can prevent morbidly obese individuals from walking at all. By losing weight, you can greatly reduce arthritis pain, decrease the stress on your back and knees, increase your range of motion, and enjoy greater independence.
Movement is a crucial element to fast weight loss. The more weight you lose, the easier it will be to move, and the faster the weight will come off. Sometimes losing weight can give you greater stamina. You might be able to go on hikes with friends, take your dog on longer walks, and spend more time playing with your children. Greater life satisfaction is a major benefit of weight loss.
Many people who lose weight report higher overall energy levels, a stronger libido, and less social anxiety. They are more comfortable meeting people and participating in events when they are at a healthy weight. Their social lives improve because they feel more confident with themselves and their ability to approach people. They might have the courage to try things they’ve always wanted to do, like go swimming at a crowded beach or taking up a new sport.
New social prospects give you the chance to take on healthy hobbies and make friends while doing so. You could even create a like-minded social group based around health and wellness. Creating a lifestyle that supports your weight loss sets you up for long-term success.
For some, their weight is closely tied to their self-esteem. Being overweight adds to the stress of their daily lives, which causes them to overeat, and the cycle continues. Losing weight gives them an opportunity to take a look at the issues that may have caused them to gain weight in the first place and replace old behaviors with healthier coping skills.
There is no doubt that losing weight is an accomplishment. Reaching your goal weight is something to be proud of, and your rewards are a healthier life and a body you can take pride in. People who have lost weight report improvements in their body image and self-esteem. They have less anxiety than before, and improved sleep quality helps them manage their emotions better.
The reduction of stress has many health benefits by itself. Combined with weight loss, it packs a powerful one-two punch against preventable disease and mental illness.
It’s Time to Get SKINNY
By now, you hopefully have an idea of how your life could look when you reach your ideal weight. Even if you don’t suffer from any of the conditions we touched on, do your future self a favor and get your health in order now before problems arise. When you’re ready to start, we’re ready to help. Call us or shop online to get SKINNY!