This Is How Losing Weight Can Affect Your Body and Brain

Losing additional weight may become harder

Now as your body tries to condition itself, losing extra weight will be difficult. What makes things worse is that as you start burning fat in your body because of the diet and exercise, you end up feeling hungry all the time. This is very natural and this is the time you have to remain focused. Your appetite is now going to increase so be careful what you eat.

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7 Blame it on leptin

Leptin is a hormone that is released into the bloodstream after you eat. The increase of the levels of leptin signals to your brain that you are feeling and need to stop eating. But when you lose fat, this is when the problem starts. Your leptin levels decrease because studies have shown that there is a significant decrease in the levels of leptin when you start losing fat.

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Reduced levels of leptin increased

When obese patients who had lost 10% of their body fat underwent a brain scan, it showed that the decreased levels of leptin increased brain activity in various regions of the brain responsible for appetite control. This leads to an increased appetite and a craving for fatty high-calorie foods. This is the danger phase where you have to fight the desire to start gorging on burgers, fries, and pizzas. The need result of losing weight is far more valuable than your desire to eat.

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9 Here’s how losing weight can help you

While scientists have observed through studies, it is a common fact to know that losing weight reduces the risk of hypertension, heart disease, cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. Moreover, studies on overweight people have proved how losing just one pound of bodyweight reduces four pounds of pressure on knee joints.

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10 Weight loss improves brain function

Studies also showed how weight loss reduced strain on the blood vessels, increased blood circulation and increased blood flow to the brain thus improving brain function. This is obvious because once you lose weight, your health improves.

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