Your taste is changing
Are you sensitive to the food that is in front of you and suddenly taste the spices stronger? Once the pounds drop, your taste buds can change, john Morton, chief of barbaric surgery at Stanford university, told prevention.com.
For him, this also explains why overweight people seek satisfaction in food instead of paying attention to taste. Morton also found that people who lose weight tend to have less appetite for salty foods.
Weight loss is not equivalent to happiness
Sure, the joy is great when you reach your desired weight. Still, you shouldn’t assume that your weight loss goals will go away with all of your problems. A study from university college London found that people who lose weight are almost twice as likely to experience depression as those who keep their weight off. The experts observed around 2000 overweight people over a period of four years.
The adjustment takes time
You have reached your desired weight, but can you still see the fat girl in the mirror? Don’t worry, this is normal. The head takes significantly longer to adjust than your body. This also means that old habits remain for the time being. Nicole nonzero, a teacher from new York, explains: even if i am slim now and other people pass me in the supermarket line, i still move as if i were significantly more weight.
The relationship changes
Losing weight can have both positive and negative effects on your relationship. Either it brings you and your partner closer together – or it leads to stress. For example, when one partner does not support the other in their weight loss goals. Or when one person urges the other to go along with the diet. Ideally, both strive for the same goal: to lose a few pounds.
You need more sweaters
When you lose weight, your body runs on the back burner – you start to freeze. This means that various body functions are slowed down or reduced in order to save energy. The body takes the necessary energy from the fat reserves that the body has attached to the stomach, legs and hips. So that the freezing does not become permanent, you should exercise regularly: this stimulates the metabolism and allows muscles to grow, which in turn burn fat.
The memory is improved
As a Swedish study found, losing weight helps to refresh your memory. According to this, only a few kilos should be enough to generate a higher level of brain activity. Why it is like that? While losing weight, the insulin level drops and the inflammatory processes in the body subside. Both can have a positive effect on memory.
- You look older
Your muscles and bones will thank you if you lose a few pounds, but your skin may not. After losing weight, i couldn’t believe how old my face looked in the mirror, Pamela smith fieldsman told prevention.com. The 58-year-old has lost 25 kilos. And indeed: a study published in 2015 analyzed that women more often go under the knife after losing weight – for a face lift.
- Your sleep is better
Yes, your sleep may improve as you lose weight. Why? When you lose weight, you are more active and therefore more exhausted in the evening. Ergo: you sleep better! By the way: complex carbohydrates such as pasta, rice or potatoes shorten the time it takes to fall asleep. Fat, difficult to digest food and simple carbohydrates such as sugar interfere with a good night’s sleep.
- The kids will also lose weight
Experts have found that if parents lose weight, their children lose weight too. And that’s not all: according to the study, your offspring lose around 25 percent more weight than you do. The reason: children follow the example of their parents – and naturally have more energy that is burned.
- You are stressed
Do you want to keep losing weight even though you have already reached your ideal weight? Are you afraid of gaining weight again? Losing weight can be nice, but it can also mean putting yourself under mental pressure. And become obsessive. Instead of getting stressed (which, by the way, makes you fat), you should relax – and be happy that the goal has been achieved.