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