15 Wonderful & Weird Effects Of Losing Weight
Editor’s Note: This article from Health.com points out a lot of things that happen when you lose weight but you may not have been expecting.
I actually was quite aware of these factors (all except improved eye health).
I’ve experienced about half of these effects personally and have certainly read about the others.
But to the average person, they probably aren’t aware of most of the rarely talked about side-effects of losing weight on this list. Here are our article highlights:
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Dropping just 5 to 10% of your body weight can improve your overall health and reduce your risk for chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes.
But shedding unwanted pounds can also have less-obvious effects, and not always for the better, says Adam Tsai, MD, a physician at Kaiser Permanente Colorado and a spokesperson for the Obesity Society.
Here are the good things—and the bad—that you don’t normally hear about losing weight.
- Your memory may improve.
- Foods may taste different.
- Your energy levels will skyrocket.
- Your risk of cancer will be lower.
- Your relationship may be tested because of your or your mates increased attractiveness.
- Working out will be more fun.
- Your bones may change.
- You’ll probably spend less on health care.
- You may get a raise.
- You may be able to get off of medication.
- If you were depressed before, that may not change.
- Your skin may sag.
- You’ll get more sleep.
- You could increase your chances of having a baby.
- Your eye health will improve.