5 Unexpected Ways Losing Weight Changes Your Life

Losing weight is tough, and we understand that. But the rewards that lie on the other side of weight loss are well worth your efforts. In fact, there are some surprising benefits that you may not have considered.

Here at Weight Loss Institute of Arizona, our goal is to give our clients the tools they need for effective, and sustainable, weight loss. Whether through bariatric surgery or dietary counseling, we can set you on the road to better physical and mental health.

To provide you with some additional incentive for gaining the upper hand on your weight issues, here are five unexpected benefits of weight loss that may change your life.

1. To your health

Yes, health improvements are the obvious benefits to losing weight, and we’re sure you’re aware of the more talked-about health issues that your weight affects, such as cardiovascular health and your risk for diabetes. But did you also know that losing weight can also improve conditions like arthritis?

By relieving the pressure on your joints, you can slow the progress and offset the effects of this degenerative disease, essentially giving you a new lease on life. Imagine jumping out of bed in the morning without aches and pains or not shying away from certain activities because of the effects they have on your beleaguered joints.

2. Getting your zzzzs

Carrying extra weight affects your sleep in myriad ways, including the onset of sleep apnea. When you lose weight, you can get a good night’s rest, which provides you with an abundance of energy. 

While shedding your daytime fatigue is reason enough for weight loss, also consider that your body needs restorative sleep in order to make repairs, rebalance hormones, and even make memories. While you sleep, your brain is hard at work, cataloging the day’s events (making memories), and your cells use this time to renew and regenerate.

3. To your mental health

Our lives are busy and the stress can add up. When you’re carrying extra weight, you’re adding to your burden. And when your body is stressed, you can become mentally stressed. Not to mention that your self-image and confidence can take a hit because of your extra weight.

Losing weight is the ultimate de-stressing tool and confidence-booster that changes your life in almost every way. By taking control of your health, you empower yourself in ways you never thought possible, giving you the confidence, mental clarity, and peace of mind that you so richly deserve. And the next time a stressful situation arises, you’re in better control to smoothly handle whatever comes your way.

4. Your sexual health

Because of the mental and physical side effects of being overweight, your sex life may be suffering. Losing weight not only makes you feel better about yourself, allowing you to feel more sexually attractive, it gives you the energy to put this feeling into better practice. 

5. You’ll enjoy food more

Yes, you read that correctly. We know that an unhealthy relationship with food is what gets most people into trouble with their weight, but when you become more aware of what you eat, you enjoy food more. 

Losing weight forces you to really consider what you put into your body, so when you do eat, you pick and choose what you want and enjoy it from start to finish. This more mindful eating opens up a whole new dietary world where you eat for pleasure rather than throwing just about anything at an insatiable appetite. 

If you want to reap these benefits and more, please call one of our six offices. Or you can request a free consultation using our easy online scheduling tool.

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