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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You May Not See Results Immediately

You May Not See Results Immediately

Don’t be discouraged if the number on your scale isn’t decreasing right away or at the rapid pace you expected. Your weight loss all depends on your body type, your dieting habits, and how much weight you have to lose. McShane shares that if you only have five pounds to lose your body may take longer to lose them because you are lighter and your body needs to burn less calories for survival. Whereas if you are obese the opposite is true and the weight may come off faster. McShane advises that steady dieting – changing your lifestyle gradually instead of a fad diet – is the most effective because it will keep the weight off. She says that it takes about four weeks of dieting to see changes and roughly 12 weeks for other people to notice your weight loss.

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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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