Losing weight is a long an intense process that goes beyond becoming fit. While you do your best to achieve that perfect image of yourself, balance your diet and put effort into regular exercising, your body is going through a drastic transformation, mostly for the better. Attaining the perfect weight will get you the good looks, yet it will change you in a way different than shape and size. Starting from your hormone levels, changes in metabolism and mental capacities to improved health overall, you will become a better version of yourself. Here are some of the things you can expect after reaching the right figures on the scale.
You’ll need new shoes
It is easy to assume that after losing weight you’ll have to buy some new clothes, but be prepared to save some extra money for the shoes. Fat stores in your feet too, so it is possible that old shoes and sneakers will seem bigger and wider. Not to mention loose feeling when wearing boots. However, walking in high heels will become pure pleasure.
No more snoring
Your partner will finally have some sleep because you won’t snore that much, or at all. Even a small weight loss can reduce the weight around the neck and improve breathing during sleep. Snoring is not only annoying for those next to you but is also dangerous, since it causes apnea or complete stop of breathing during sleep.
You’ll be turned on
Or, maybe your partner won’t get that much sleep since you’ll be in the mood for love more than ever. Not only that your libido will boost, but you’ll be able to enjoy sex more than when you were chubby. Your new found pleasures will have a lot to do with self-esteem, but changes in hormone levels will surely fuel the whole thing.
Time to get new beauty products
Even minimal weight loss can show on your face, which is perfectly fine, up until the moment when your lines and wrinkles become obvious. Exercising can slow the aging process and thinning of the dermis, but in the end, you’ll heave to turn to some cosmetic products to bring back that fresh look. Creams with hyaluronic acid and glycerin can help to fill in wrinkles and maintain a youthful glow.
Skinny is about too much skin too
Dramatic weight loss can change your life for the better in many ways, but it can leave undesirable excess skin that just sits there. There are ways to fix the stretched skin by exercising and eating more protein, but in some cases, surgery is the only solution. Experts from Silkwood Medical explain that it is an expected procedure that usually takes place around 18 months after the weight has stabilized.
You’ll have to turn up the heat
If you think that your body fat was warming you, perhaps you were right, although it is not like with seals and polar bears. Losing weight will decrease one of the thyroid hormones which will result in being sensitive to cold more than before. Make sure to dress in layers or to have a sweater in your bag otherwise, you’ll freeze.
You’ll improve mental skills
Obesity is known to be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, and some other cognitive deficits. Losing weight will improve your attention and memory since obesity affects various metabolic processes that control the way we process information. With better looks comes better mind, so get the dust off that old chess board and triumph.
You’ll be healthier
You knew this, but we shall remind you of health benefits again. Not only that your metabolism and blood pressure will improve, while the risk of heart disease will decrease, but you will lower the risk of diabetes. In addition to that, you’ll be having fewer allergies since being overweight can press respiratory system and adrenal glands, which can intensify allergy symptoms.
Weight loss is contagious
By setting a good example, you will motivate people around you to do the same. Perhaps the most important thing is to infect your family, especially your children. We are their role models, so when we eat healthily, they do too. When we exercise, they copy our actions and create healthy habits.
You’ll live long enough to see how Millenials ended up
In other words, you’ll have a long healthy life and unique possibility of seeing big changes in the world first hand. If the world affairs don’t trouble you much, think of being there for your loved ones as long as possible, witnessing their big moments and success.
Although weight loss is rewarding enough, changes that come along with it are a bonus. Dropping pounds will improve your life, so make sure to enjoy the process and look forward to a better version of you.