Looking for Weight Loss Motivation? Here’s What Happens After You Lose 50 Pounds
After you read the title of this post you might wonder what we’re going on about.
What does anyone think happens after you lose 50 pounds?!
You look great, feel great, shout ‘in your face!’ to the haters (if only in your dreams!) and generally feel better about yourself than you can ever remember feeling.
So how’s that motivation working for you so far?
All that ‘look fabulous, feel great’ weight loss motivation hasn’t done its job if you’re reading this post.
But what will it take? What other incentive is needed for you to finally get serious about weight loss and really make it happen?
9 Things That Happen After You Lose 50 Pounds
Unfortunately, we can’t say exactly what will finally get you off the couch and into a dedicated, ongoing effort to better manage your weight. But hopefully one or more of the following will do the trick.
1. You’ll Be Cooler
And not just because you look cool. If sweat beads on your brow at the slightest stress or activity, you’ll love living 50 pounds lighter. All the extra weight is like an insulating blanket around your body. Get rid of the ‘blanket’ and you’ll feel cooler. And it’s a great excuse to shop for new sweaters that used to make you look so bulky.
2. You’ll Reduce Your Joint Pain
One pound of body weight puts four pounds of pressure on your knees. Lose 50 pounds and it’s like a 200-pound weight off your knees.
3. You’ll Enjoy Better Sleep
The more weight you lose, the easier it is for you to breathe as you sleep. Researchers have found that obese adults who lost just five percent of their weight (10 pounds of weight loss for a 200 pound person) slept an average of 22 minutes longer each night.
4. You’ll Be in a Better Mood
Who wouldn’t be if they just lost 50 pounds! But not only do you enjoy more and better sleep, but you get all the benefits that come with that. One of them is better overall moods and outlook, especially considering you’ll be more active and eating a healthier diet.
5. Your Sexual Health Will Improve
This goes for both men and women. One study revealed that almost one third of obese men with erectile dysfunction (ED) saw symptoms disappear after losing 33 pounds. And over one-quarter of obese women reported improved sexual function after weight loss.
6. You’ll Be More Active
This is not just about the extra activity you added to your life to help you reduce your weight. Many people who lose 50 pounds don’t realize just how difficult it is to carry that weight around. Many of us would have a tough time even lifting 50 pounds. Imagine how your body will feel when it doesn’t have to lug around an extra 50 pounds of fat.
7. You’ll Have Lower Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and excess weight increases blood pressure. You’ll enjoy a measurable reduction in blood pressure after losing just 10 pounds. So imagine what’ll happen when you lose 50!
8. You’ll Reduce Your Risk of Cancer
According to the National Cancer Institute in the United States, “there is consistent evidence that higher amounts of body fat are associated with increased risks of a number of cancers.” Particularly, it’s been found that obese, postmenopausal women have a 20 to 40 percent higher risk of breast cancer versus women in a medically-defined normal weight range.
9. Your Cholesterol Levels Will Go Down
High levels of cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease, stroke and heart attack. Cholesterol reductions have been recorded in obese people after they lost just 10% of their body weight.
Like we said, there’s no telling what your ‘tipping point’ will be toward starting and sticking to a healthy program of weight loss and weight management. If you even sense that you’re getting there, call or visit your nearest Herbal One Centre. Our nutritional consultants are available to answer your questions, offer their support and help you take the first step.