Whenever you lose 10 pounds of fat, 8 pounds are exhaled into the air and the rest is converted to sweat, tears, urine and other liquids from your body. But losing weight does not just affect the back heels or belly fat, because during this process, your entire body undergoes many changes. And sometimes you could even get unexpected results.
FullnessBuzz has discovered exactly what’s changing in your body and brain when you lose weight.
11. Your energy level will go up.
The first thing you feel after losing a few extra pounds is a big boost of energy. The reason is quite simple: the less weight you carry, the more energy you save for other important tasks. In addition, weight loss improves the efficiency of oxygen, so you do not run out of steam when you climb the stairs or try to get on the bus.
10. Will improve Your memory.
Your brain is another organ that benefits from weight loss. Some studies have also shown that eliminating excess fat can improve cognitive abilities related to planning, strategy and organization. After losing weight, your brain becomes even more active when storing new memories and therefore requires fewer resources to gather the necessary information.
9. The skin will become clear.
Your path to weight loss offers you an added benefit: not only do you feel healthy, but you also look healthy. Some people who have decided to adopt a healthier lifestyle and lose weight have noticed significant changes in their appearance. Their skin has thinned and stopped peeling, their hair has become thicker and their nails have become stronger.
8. Your knees don’t hurt anymore.
Losing only 1 kilo of body weight reduces 4 kilos of pressure on the knee joints. Imagine how grateful your knees will be if you free them from this burden! In addition, weight loss, especially if visceral fat builds up around the belly, can reduce the symptoms of arthritis and other joint diseases.
7. Your allergies get genial.
Being overweight puts a strain on the respiratory system and, if you suffer from seasonal allergies often, only worsens the symptoms. But as you lose weight, you start having milder allergies because your airways become clear. In some cases, you may even give up your inhaler and avoid taking the usual seasonal pills.
6. Will have a Smaller Feet.
When you lose weight, you lose fat all over your body, which includes your feet. So do not panic when your favorite shoes start to slip off your feet. Instead, be happy that it is now easier for you to close your boots around your lean calves. And do not forget to resize your rings – even your fingers will be thinner.
5. You become more sensitive to cold temperatures.
When you lose weight, you literally lose the insulating fat that surrounds your body and keeps it warm. Without this extra layer, your body becomes more sensitive to changes in temperature, especially in cold weather.
Another reason you start getting cold is that your metabolism slows down. Your body tries to keep as much energy as possible because it does not contain many calories. So get ready for sweaters and cardigans to become your new best friends.
4. Your menstrual cycle changes.
Your hormone levels are closely related to your body weight. Thus, when you lose or take excess fat, your endocrine system undergoes some changes. Higher or lower levels of estrogen and testosterone may cause menstrual irregularities, heavier or lighter flow, and shortening or lengthening of the cycle.
3. You, Will, have fewer headaches.
Although obesity does not directly trigger a headache, it increases the risk of having a migraine by 50%. Current theory, supported by health experts, suggests that fat cells increase the amount of inflammation in the body. In some situations, this inflammation can cause headaches. That’s why losing weight can reduce the severity and number of headaches.
2. Your appetite increases.
When you lose weight, reduce the levels of leptin, a hormone released by fat cells that sends signals to the brain indicating that you are full. While your body is trying to reduce your leptin levels to normal, this can lead to increased appetite and a strong desire to eat fatty, high-calorie foods. But do not give up: these cravings disappear when your body gets used to its new lifestyle.
1. You stop snoring.
The researchers found that a loss of at least 5% of body weight can help you sleep better and sleep longer. It turns out that even a modest weight loss reduces excess weight around the neck, which usually blocks the upper airways and worsens the symptoms of sleep apnea and snoring.
With nothing to wake you up in the middle of the night, the quality of your sleep improves considerably and this, in turn, helps you lose weight much faster.
Have you ever tried losing weight? What positive and negative side effects did you notice? Share the stories on your weight loss journey with us in the comments!