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Non-Scale Victories Are Also Important

By March 22, 2019 No Comments

Typically the most obvious effects of weight loss are ones that you and everyone around you can see. When the numbers on the scale start to go down, you can start wearing new clothes, and people start to compliment you on your appearance, there is definitely a cause for excitement and celebration. But some of the most important factors of weight loss aren’t just what you see when you look in the mirror, it’s what your doctor sees on your test results.   

What Are Some Of The Big Benefits Of Weight Loss?

We can start with the most obvious effects of weight loss that you will begin to see on your own. Once you start to drop all those extra pounds, you’re going to have a lot more energy. That extra energy, coupled with carrying around less spare weight, is going to enable you to walk more, get more exercise, and be able to enjoy your life more fully.  The extra energy boost is also coming from improved sleep. Weight loss allows you to have improved sleep habits and sleep quality, as well as reduce your risk for sleep apnea. Your partner may also thank you for your weight loss as it can reduce snoring and restlessness as well.

The most important thing to note about improvement in mood and sleep is that you may begin to see these results quickly, as even a small 5% weight loss can start to produce positive results. It is also important to recognize the long term effects of weight loss when it comes to your joints. Carrying excess weight puts a lot of strain on your joints, leading to conditions like arthritis, which can cause long term pain and discomfort.  

What Will My Doctor Observe?

While the benefits of improved energy and sleep quality might be evident to you and those around you, your doctor will see the best results through blood testing and physical exams. By losing weight, even as little as 5% of your body weight, your risk for diabetes will decrease. With that drop in risk for diabetes, you also see your blood pressure decrease, since your body has to work less in order to pump blood throughout your system. Finally, you are also likely to see a drop in cholesterol, which will lower your risk of cardiovascular disease including heart attack, stroke, and artery disease.

Can Weight Loss Lower My Risk Of Cancer?

Although the direct links to cancer risk due to obesity are not fully understood, there is certainly a strongly observed relationship between the two, with approximately 8% of incidents of cancer and 7% of cancer deaths being linked to carrying too much body weight. The clearest relationship is seen in patients with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, and cancers of the kidney, esophagus, gallbladder, and liver.

Weight Loss May Improve Your Relationship

With the improvement in overall self-esteem, sleep, mood, and joint pain, you may also see your life improve in other areas as well. Studies have shown an increase in both sexual desire and sexual satisfaction in women who have experienced significant weight loss. With that improved sexual desire, you may also see an improvement in fertility if you are interested in growing your family.

How Can I Begin My Weight Loss Journey?

If you’re visiting NEW You Weight Loss, chances are you’re looking for a way to improve your life through weight loss and lifestyle changes. We know that there isn’t a single approach that works for everyone, so we are here to help you determine what will work best for you to meet your goals. We have a wide array of weight loss services, and all are accompanied by monitoring and counseling which will enable you to not only lose the weight but to maintain the loss long term. If you’re ready to change your life for the better and learn more about how weight loss can improve your life, we’re here to help you. Schedule a consultation today and start your new life with NEW You.


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