- Decreased risk of incurring a chronic disease (e.g., heart disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, diabetes, etc.)
- Increased quality of sleep (i.e., reduced risk of sleep apnea) which affects your metabolism and hormone levels
- Increased taste sensitivity and less desire for fat-laden, sweet-tasting, salty foods
- Increased immune system function which means less colds and infections
- Increased knee and hip joint mobility due to less inflammation and pain
- Increased energy and strength
- Increased metabolic rate which will allow you to eat more food without gaining weight
BOTTOM LINE: Your body will become more functionally fit and metabolically healthy when you lose weight. You will be more mobile, have more energy, have an increased enjoyment of the taste of food, experience less joint aching and soreness, have increased strength, get sick less often, and sleep much better. The point is your quality of life is directly impacted by how healthy you are, not how sexy you look. Being free of disease, sickness and pain as well as having an elevated metabolism and a desire to enjoy wholesome, healthy foods is what really matters.
Brian Danley, CFT
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."