In order to keep our body healthy, prevent health issues and decrease the risk of diseases or an early death, we must be cautious with our weight. For some people, losing weight can be quite easy, and for others, it is a real challenge, but even though for some people it may not be easy to stay fit and have a normal weight, people should not forget that if they ignore their weight, the consequences might be very dangerous, and sometimes, even fatal. Weight loss can have a very positive effect on our health and on our confidence, too, but in order to prevent the negative effects from losing weight, we must know how to do it and how for long we should do it.
One of the positive effects of losing weight is the fact that when your body starts to lose weight, the risk of getting a disease that affects the heart and the cardiovascular system is slowly being diminished. Also, when a person is suffering from diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, losing weight following a proper diet could be one of the key factors of staying as healthy as possible and keeping your blood sugar level stable. Apart from diabetes, weight loss can have a positive effect when a person is suffering from liver and gallbladder problems, coronary heart diseases, gynecological or respiratory health issues etc.
It is also quite interesting that there are also mental health benefits from losing weight. The National Weight Control Registry frequently does studies based on weight loss, and by these studies, most of the men and women had stated that they generally feel better after their weight loss, not just physically, but also mentally. By changing our diet and starting to do more physical activities, it is normal to be in a better mood because some neurotransmitters are released from the body, and therefore, we feel more energized and ecstatic.
However, a person should be very cautious when he/she starts to lose weight, because apart from doing a tremendously good change to your body, you can also cause the occurrence of a very negative outcome. In order to prevent this from happening, you should not be on a diet for more than 12 months in a row.
Constantly being on a diet and trying to lose weight for such a long period of time can lead to lower muscle mass and also, it can make a person feel exhausted and distressed. Also, by overdoing diets, women can experience menstrual irregularities, and in some cases, it can even lead to infertility- in both men and women. Therefore, eating a normal amount of calories is of a great importance to generally be healthier and feel healthier. To avoid these negative results, it is very important to lose weight slowly with a diet based on fruits, vegetables and other foods that are not processed.