4 Emotional Benefits of Losing Weight
While the physical effects of losing weight are obvious, many don’t understand or think about the psychological benefits of dropping those extra pounds. While all of these emotional benefits may not become immediately apparent, research has proven that individuals who maintain a healthy weight, live a much happier life, in part, because they are happier with themselves. In losing healthy weight you’re not only shedding pounds off your body, you’re also shedding emotional baggage.
You’ll be happier in ways you never realized!
Overweight people often worry about things healthy people don’t concern themselves with. For example, finding properly fitting clothes can be a huge stressor. Once you’re at your healthy weight, you’ll be able to cross this one off your list. Additionally, overweight individuals are much more concerned about public perception or what other people think of them. And guess what? Research has proven these concerns are valid. It’s an unfortunate fact that overweight people are viewed more negatively than those with a healthier appearance. Imagine a more confident you… a happy you that does not have to worry about what people think of you.
Lose your dependence on food.
People who are overweight use food as a crutch to deal with emotional issues. Instead of showing emotions, they eat. And typically, really bad food with little to no nutritional value. Individuals who lose weight report being able to express themselves and communicate emotions with other much more effectively.
You’ll have better relationships
Some individuals who are overweight opt-out of close personal relationships, which leads to unhappiness through feelings of isolation, loneliness and low self-esteem. People who are overweight may simply not believe they are worthy of being in quality relationships with healthy people. They may focus more on unhealthy friendships and relationships and bond with people like themselves who focus on food and other unhealthy habits. This is especially true of women, who may hold on to abusive relationships because they feel they are not worthy of the affections of a quality partner.
You’ll gain confidence
You’ll feel much better about yourself once you lose weight, which leads to higher confidence and levels of happiness. There are so many benefits to leading a healthier life at a healthier weight. People who maintain a healthy weight make more money, are promoted quicker, are much more often viewed as “Leaders” as opposed to followers, and, whether it’s true or not, are seen as being more focused, more driven and more productive.
The numbers are staggering. The majority of individuals living in the United States are overweight and unhealthy and prescriptions for obesity related illness and depression have never been higher. The truth is, a loss of weight control is a downward spiral that can easily get out of control. It happens to the best of us but it’s time to break the cycle. Now. You can do this!
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