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Life is all about wins and losses.
It’s impossible to win at everything all the time.
But, if we can at least have more substantial wins than we do losses, we’ll be happy.
It’s a fact that healthy eating and a healthy body will put you back into a game of life you’re more likely to win!
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When you lose weight that lasts, your health improves dramatically. It doesn’t just include your physical body, it also includes your mental and emotional well-being too.
When you’re carrying too much weight it can harm your emotional state in lots of different ways. Things like low self-esteem, depression, lack of ability to recognize your health needs, and of course body shame.
When you lose weight and keep it off, you’ll receive many benefits for your emotional well-being that you probably haven’t even thought of before.
Why Losing Weight Affects Emotions
When you lose weight after being overweight for a long time, your body improves and starts really healing. Lower weight reduces your risk of suffering from many chronic diseases.
Problems like heart disease, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s. Not only that, but you also avoid the chance of getting cancer.
But the psychological benefits of losing and keeping off excessive weight shouldn’t be understated.
When you lose weight, your mental condition also changes. It undergoes many positive changes. This is the key to maintaining weight loss over a long time. It becomes the preferred state.
If you want to keep your healthy new life and stay slim, your brain must want it more than your body does. So, what exactly happens to your emotional and mental well-being when you drop excess weight? Let’s check it out.
1 – Improvements in your self-esteem
When you successfully change your attitude and mindset about eating and food, as opposed to losing weight quickly on a certain “diet”, you’re more likely to adopt these new patterns of behavior.
Plus, when you’ve put in the hard work to reach your goals, you feel a lot more confident in yourself and your abilities. Your self-esteem increases.
2 – You’ll learn to better deal with emotions
One of the main reasons we put on weight and adopt lousy eating habits is because we have an unhealthy relationship with food. We use it to feel better emotionally rather than using it as good nutrition for our bodies.
When you adopt a healthier mindset and attitude about food, which is really the only way to lose weight and keep it off successfully, you have to learn other, more beneficial ways of dealing with your emotions besides eating.
3 – Any depression you have will lessen or disappear
Whether depression causes or is caused by weight gain, is not fully understood. I think both ways. But what is apparent is that people who successfully lose weight are less likely to suffer from depression to some degree, even clinical depression.
Even though this result might not be seen immediately after weight loss, depression symptoms eventually improve and are reduced in severity and frequency.
It’s because these new healthy habits you usually undertake often include other optimum behavior patterns besides eating. These habits benefit your mental health (think sleep, connection to others, being more active, etc.).
4 – Your overall quality of life is enhanced
After losing weight and adopting healthier habits, you’ll feel more confident in your longevity. You’re able to enjoy all your activities more and to have a much better outlook about your overall quality of life. Your future no longer looks so bleak.
Losing weight doesn’t just affect the numbers on the scale. It improves the function of your entire body. This leads to less disease and more energy. Weighing less gives you more vitality for everything you want to do or achieve in life.
It allows you to get more from life and feel better about yourself, your future, and the world in general.
The emotional and psychological changes that you’ll be able to experience with permanent weight loss are fantastic. When you become more satisfied with your body, your health, your life gives you more enjoyment and satisfaction, less depression, and a far more happier life than you could’ve imagined.
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