What to Expect When You Lose Weight

Gas, cravings, and irritability can all come with weight loss.

What to Expect When You Lose Weight

By Toni Gasparis

Weight loss can do a lot of good for our bodies. Physically, it can help relieve stress on our organs and it can lessen our chances of developing health issues. Mentally and emotionally, it can improve our mood and confidence levels. But there are some things that happen with weight loss that could be viewed in a negative light while you are on your journey. While you may experience these bumps in the road, losing weight is a worthwhile pursuit, especially if it means improving your quality of life and overall health. Make sure you are fully prepared for all the aspects of weight loss by reading this guide from fitness writer and nutritionist SJ McShane and speak to your physician before making any major changes to your diet.


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Tips to Make Weight Loss Easier

Tips to Make Weight Loss Easier

Weight loss is hard. You have to be prepared to make the mind and body commitment to diet in order for it to be successful. The best way to do that is to have what McShane calls a “lifestyle mindset” – meaning making healthy eating a fluid part of your life but understanding that indulging on occasion for a special event isn’t the end of the world. For maximum weight loss results McShane also suggests to avoid diets that remove entire food groups (i.e. all carbs), start out with simple healthy diet swaps and then increase when you are ready, create a vision board to set your weight loss goals and help keep you on track, and buddy up on your journey for a great support system along the way.

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Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

See how electrolytes work in your body.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated for your workout routine or rehabilitation, recovery and hydration is so important to keeping your body performing like it should. So how do you make sure that happens? You need electrolytes — the minerals that give electrical power to your body. What the video below to see how they get to work inside your body and how you seamlessly add them to your day.

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