Monday, May 30, 2022

Beyond Your Appearance: The Other Benefits of Losing Weight

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For many people, that sense of wellness can evade us. If you are holding onto something that is detrimental to your mindset, such as concerns with your body weight, it's important to remember that you shouldn't just do it for the sake of appearance, but do it for your sense of self. While losing weight can reduce your risk of developing heart disease or type 2 diabetes, there are a few other things that could be a great motivator to lose weight, including:

Increasing Your Energy Levels

When people start losing weight, they start to notice how much more energetic they feel within themselves, which makes perfect sense. When you lose weight, your body is using less energy to survive the day, so you have more surplus energy to do the things you really want to do. We have to remember that losing weight could be done in a number of different ways. There are professional resources such as Premiere Body Sculpting that can help to remove visceral fat, but there's also exercise and diet as well. If you took a 3-pronged attack to focus on diet, exercise, and use a professional approach, this could do wonders for your energy levels, meaning that you could do more with your life.

Improves Your Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is one of those things we’ve all got issues with, and while we can view our weight or appearance as the root cause, when we start to lose weight, it's almost like we are shedding that skin that was holding us back. Many people who are overweight can have issues with self-esteem, and although many people who lose weight experience a boost in their self-esteem, it may take some time to start seeing yourself in your new body and feel better with how you look.

Gives You a Better Sense of Self

Losing weight is something that we all believe we've got to do. But when we start to lose it in the right areas and increase our self-esteem and energy levels, we slowly begin to improve our sense of who we are. The problem for so many of us is that weight is something we feel incredibly sensitive about. Somebody making a passing comment can be enough to send us down a spiral that ruins our day. Therefore, when we start to lose weight, we begin to feel less judged and self-conscious, which gives us the bravery to do the things that we've potentially shied away from before. It doesn't necessarily have to be about wearing bikinis or slimmer dresses, but actually having the confidence to go for something like a job that we've always wanted or start trying new things.

The fact is that losing weight is not just about how we look but it could be the barrier that stops us from achieving so much. But losing weight did not an easy thing, so if you really want to do it, here are the fundamental rules:

  • Change your lifestyle to focus on being 80% healthy. 

  • Get your cardio into the “fat loss heart rate zone.” 

  • Build lean muscle because it burns fat more efficiently than steady-state cardio.

In conclusion, it's easy to see the benefits of losing weight for your appearance, but there are so many other benefits you cannot see, that matter just as much.


  1. I agree. I've a friend that lost lots of weight and her mantra was, "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels." I like that saying.

    Have a fabulous day and week, my friend. ♥

  2. You feel a lot better when you're at your proper weight.

  3. I've been trying to shed a few pounds because the fatigue is killing me lately. I haven't properly worked out since Covid, so it's well past time to get back in the fitness game for my physical and mental health.


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