Staying on track to reach your weight loss goals is not always that easy! Just ask anyone who has been up and down on the weight loss/-gain see-saw! So what is it that makes all the difference? You know you have a Program (your personalised TLC-Program) that works! You may have already experienced some of the dramatic results you can achieve when you follow it as prescribed… so why do you ‘fail’ and sabotage your results time and time again?
Maybe, instead of focusing on the numbers.. ie ‘I must lose 12kg’, you should focus on the other very real benefits to losing weight? There is, after all some serious benefits, many which you won’t see coming. More energy and brighter skin are just the beginning…
This week in our blog, we will highlight, in daily installments, some of those very real and dramatic benefits that makes it worth staying on your diet and resisting all temptation! So, go get rid of your “fat pants” for good, because once you get a hold of these bonus perks of weight loss, there’s no going back.
Some of the many reasons to continue on your Program and resist temptation include:
1. Better sleep:
A good night’s sleep helps you lose more weight in the first place, but as a result of your weight loss you’ll actually get better quality sleep as well! Research shows that losing 5% of your bodyweight can help you sleep better and longer throughout the night. What’s more, ridding your body of excess fat can also help alleviate sleep apnea and snoring.
2. Better hormonal balance:
Hormones play a role in more than just your sex drive during puberty. Your thyroid gland makes and releases two very important hormones which regulate your metabolism and can also affect muscle strength among other things. When you rid your body of excess fat your hormones stabilise and as a result it’s easier for you to maintain or even further your weight loss.
3. Improved sex drive and Performance:
Too tired? Not anymore. According to experts, weight loss has been linked to boosted testosterone levels and an increased libido, and dropping just 10lbs is enough to stimulate sex hormones. (Never mind that your self- confidence will increase when you look and feel good!) What’s more, fitting in your workout every morning also increases blood flow to the pelvic area, further boosting your drive.
4. Less joint pain:
Your joints already take a beating from everyday wear and tear—extra weight hanging around on your midsection only makes matters worse. Simply put, the less you weigh the less your skeletal frame and joints have to support, which translates into less joint pain.
5: Clearer, brighter skin:
You may have started your healthy routine with the sole intention of slimming down, but an added bonus of your weight-loss journey surfaces in the form of glowing skin. You can attribute your new complexion to the uptick in nutrients from clean eating, and encouraging greater detoxification.
Feel more motivated already? Read more tomorrow!