3 Effects of Losing Weight

November 6th, 2009 | by admin |

Are you a woman who is struggling with your weight?  If you are, you are definitely not alone. Today, many women are faced with many issues, including weight.  If you are unhappy with your current weight, you may be interested in changing it, but, for many, that is often easier said than done.

When it comes to losing weight, many women are able to come up with an unlimited number of excuses as to why they can’t lose weight or excuses as to why this important issue should be pushed off to the side for now.  Many women are lacking the motivation needed to lose weight.  If you are one of those women, you will want to continue reading on. Below, three reasons as to why you should lose weight are outlined and these reasons may serve as the motivation that you have been looking for

Appearance

Although many women are satisfied with the way that they look, many are not.  If you are currently unhappy with the way that you look and feel, you will want to consider losing weight.  Weight loss, even a small one, can significantly improve the way that you see yourself, as well as the way that others see you.  If you hate looking at yourself in the mirror every morning, it may be time to think about losing weight.

Health

For many women, being overweight or obese isn’t just about carrying around a few extra pounds.  Obesity has been linked to a number of health complications, including high blood pressure, diabetes, as well as the early onset of death.  If you do not take steps to lose weight now, especially if you are seriously overweight, your health may have other plans for you.  It is important to mention that those plans may not necessarily be good ones.

Wellbeing

In addition to benefiting your health and your physical appearance, weight loss can also make you feel good about yourself.  Many women notice an instant improvement in their self-confidence and self-esteem when they lose weight. This means that even if you are suffering from other issues, aside from weight related issues, weight loss may be able to assist you with overcoming those issues or at least the stress that is associated with them.

The three above mentioned reasons are just a few of the many reasons why you may want to think about losing weight, if you have weight to lose. Should you decide that losing weight is in your best interest, you may want to think about making an appointment with a healthcare professional.  These types of appointments are important, as well as insightful. Your healthcare professional may be able to instruct you on safe ways that you can go about losing weight and they may also be able to help you set reasonable weight loss goals for yourself.

Although it is advised that you speak with a healthcare professional about your intent to lose weight, you don’t have to just rely on their expertise or their input. A large number of women, just like you, lose weight by joining locally operated weight loss programs, as well as online weight loss programs. What is nice about weight loss programs, both those operated locally and online, is that you often walk away with professional advice, as well as support from others just like you.

Misha
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  1. 7 Responses to “3 Effects of Losing Weight”

  2. By LaDyLuCk on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    What are some negative side effects of losing weight too fast?
    like 50 pounds in 3 months? Or do you think that sounds about right?

  3. By WiseBonzai on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    WOW. What are you doing? I want the secret. Please email me off the list here…I need to lose weight really bad.

    Secondly, your skin could sag. Time will heal that, or there is surgery out there.

    Thanks,
    Email me!
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  4. By Laea on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Thats way to much weight, it will come back.
    You have to make lifestyle changes and change how and what you eat. It is better to lose around 3 pounds per week. Keep cut of veggies in the fridge so when you get the munchies you can grab that instead of something bad. Use fat free dressing as a dip. Also if you can walk 20 mintues a day that will help alot. Good luck to you
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  5. By warriorwoman on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Losing muscle tissue rather than fat. The usual guideline is 1-2 lb/wk, but extremely obese people put on a strict diet will lose faster. 50 lb in 3 months does, however, sound a bit extreme if you weren’t that overweight to begin with.
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  6. By geek49203 on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    When you have a huge, sudden weight loss your brain readjusts your body. Basically, the brain says, "You know, we sometimes have times in our lives when we don’t have much food, so when food is available again we need to eat as much as we can, and store it very fast in the fat cells." When you’re done losing weight, and you go back to your old lifestyle, your body makes you very hungry, and the fat comes back very quickly, and in fact, you gain more than you lost.

    Second, the "side effect" is that you still haven’t learned a healthy lifestyle. You’re still not eating right, you’re still not exercising, and then you get upset ’cause you are overweight. You see, a "diet" isn’t something you "do" until you’re "done." It is a lifestyle change. You learn to eat differently, and balance off calorie intake with exercise. Until you make that lifestyle change, you’re gonna be overweight.
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  7. By Ginkgo on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    Losing weight too fast is a myth since you do not control it. Some people want to know how much weight per week is safe to lose. Others want to know how much weight they will lose sticking to a certain program. There are lots of people who repeat what they have heard but no reliable sources say that only a certain amount is safe to lose. You can drink too much water, eat too much, exercise too much and fast too long (an MD fasted a fat guy for 8 months and he died). But you can not sleep too much! Why? Because you do not control how much you get only how little you get. You cannot force yourself to sleep if you do not need it.

    So you do not choose how quickly you lose weight. Your body decides that. So only your body knows how much you will lose. It will only allow you to lose what is safe. One guy under an MD’s care lost 180 pounds in a year fasting on weekends. So some lose quickly on a bad weight loss plan and others lose slowly on a great weight loss plan. Make sure to eat foods with nutrients for skin, like omega-3 fatty acids, to avoid loose skin, when you lose weight.

  8. By enufwork on Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    First, for all of the "quick and easy" weight loss diet pill suggestions, remember, if something sounds too good to be true… it probably is, particularly if you have to pay for it.

    On Yahoo!Answers I find certain questions being asked repeatedly which is simply a reflection of new people participating. A couple of common questions amount to "How do I lose weight," or more specifically, "How do I lose abdominal fat?" I have gotten very positive responses from my answers when I paused to reply (and now beginning to get "It works!" emails that are very gratifying. I like helping people)… so have recently decided to put a good solid answer on my Yahoo!360 Blog (September 10) that I can point people to. These are my thoughts as a physician and athlete.

    Don’t target losing more than about 2 lbs per week. If you try to lose faster, your body will go into "starvation mode" and get very stingy about burning calories while at the same time very efficient about storing any calories that you do provide. And it will make you feel awful.

    There is no site specific way of losing fat… the old myth about working your abs to burn belly fat isn’t true. To get rid of love handles, you need to lose overall fat. That happens with exercise and watching your diet. More on that below.

    The most effective way to lose fat is aerobic exercise in the "moderate" fat-burning range, ideally first thing in the morning before you eat. When you wake your body is ready to burn fat and your levels of growth hormone are highest at that time. Later in the day it can take up to 30 minutes just to put your body into a fat-burning mode.

    Another overlooked way to burn fat is by lifting weights. Skeletal muscle has very high caloric needs… almost twice that of adipose (fat) tissue. Put on a little muscle and you will burn calories all day even at rest. Be aware that skeletal muscle weighs more, so with this approach you may see your weight increasing while your body fat is melting away. Not realizing this often stresses folks who think they should be losing weight as a measure of fitness. Forget the scale, look in the mirror and you will be happy.

    To lose a pound of fat, you need to eliminate about 3500 calories. You can do this by burning more with exercise or by modifying your diet to reduce intake. If you do a Google search on say, "swimming calories" you will quickly find a website with tables of calories burned for a given exercise. You can use such lists to estimate how many calories you are burning up with your routine.

    For diet, keep a diary for a couple of weeks counting calories, grams of protein, and grams of fat intake. It is easy with online sources of nutritional information (type the name of the food and calories into the Google search engine) and packaging labels. That will let you quickly figure out where the fat is coming from in your diet.

    Fat gives you 9 calories per gram. So take the number of grams of fat, multiply by 9, then calculate what percentage the fat calories are of your total daily calories. Restricting the calories from fat to about 20% of your total intake is ideal for a maintenance diet… that isn’t overly restrictive. Of note, you need some fat in your diet. For instance, the body uses fat to produce hormones. Once you have a picture of how to modify your diet, you can drop the diary and just go back to it occasionally if you are wanting to tweek things further.

    There is a subset of questions that goes further and asks about "How to get a six-pack?" The answer is the same. Six-packs are 20% abdominal exercise and 80% diet. There is one caveat… abdominal muscles will form in the position that you work them, so be certain to pull them tightly toward your spine while doing crunches, etc. Also, during most lifting, the "core is active" which means that you should be stabilizing with contracted abs then too. Fail to do this and the abs will form, but bulging outward and the result is not attractive.

    If you are trying to build muscle as a way to lose fat, then you may need to increase total calories and specifically your protein intake. I target about 0.8 g of protein per pound of body weight each day when actively building. That is far more protein than most people need in their diets.

    Aloha
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