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 Will Poop More

You Will Poop More

If you’ve started a diet recently you might have started to poop more or find yourself a little extra gassy. This is completely normal. The reason is that a healthy diet always consists of lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans that are high in fiber. If your system isn’t used to an increased amount of fiber it’s going to take a while to adapt, but McShane affirms that once your body gets adjusted to your new lifestyle your bowels will mellow out. If you notice a dramatic – and perhaps unbearable – increase in gas you may have way too much fiber in your diet so consider adjusting accordingly.

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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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