Skip to main content

25 surprising Benefits of Weight Loss-more to slimming |NICK RANA





25 surprising Benefits of Weight Loss-more to slimming |NICK RANA

After months and months of pounding the pavement, pumping iron, and saying no to happy hour, you’ve finally lost that stubborn gut. Congrats! We’re sure you feel more confident about your appearance—and just feel better period.
Dropping weight doesn’t come easy (beer and wings on a Sunday afternoon just feels so right!) but it does have some serious benefits, many which you won’t see coming. Better sex and brighter skin are just the beginning…
Get rid of your “fat pants” for good, because once you get a hold of these bonus perks of weight loss, there’s no going back.

1. Better sleep

Snoozing probably helped you lose more weight in the first place, but as a result of your weight loss you’ll actually get better quality sleep now. Research shows that losing 5% of your bodyweight can help you sleep better and longer throughout the night. What’s more, ridding your body of excess fat can also help alleviate sleep apnea and snoring.

2. Better hormonal balance

When you think of hormones, your teenage years may spring to mind, but they play a role in more than just your burgeoning sex drive during puberty. Your thyroid gland makes and releases two very important hormones which regulate your metabolism and can also affect muscle strength among other things. When you rid your body of excess fat your hormones steady and as a result it’s easier for you to maintain or even further your weight loss, says Isabel Smith, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., registered dietitian and founder of Isabel Smith Nutrition.

3. Improved sex drive

Too tired? Not anymore. Suddenly you don’t have to think twice about getting in the mood, and you may find yourself consciously holding yourself back from going for round three—hey, you’ve got to get some sleep. According to experts, weight loss has been linked to boosted testosterone levels and an increased libido, and dropping just 10lbs is enough to stimulate sex hormones. What’s more, fitting in your workout every morning also increases blood flow to the pelvic area, further boosting your drive.

4. Increased sexual performance

Between the energy boost you get from losing weight and the uptick in stamina from hours spent at the gym, if you really wanted to go all night you could. Increased physical fitness has been associated with greater satisfaction in the bedroom, according to Smith. So not only do you want to get busy more often, but the actual act itself is more enjoyable for both you and your partner.

5. Better mood

Committing to the gym may have pushed your body to the place it is now, but it also enhanced your mental fitness. Working out releases feel-good chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins are responsible for that high you feel post-workout. They interact with the receptors in your brain, reducing your perception of pain, and deliver a positive feeling in the body similar to that of morphine.

6. Less joint pain

Your joints already take a beating from everyday wear and tear—extra weight hanging around on your midsection only makes matters worse. Simply put, the less you weigh the less your skeletal frame and joints have to support, which translates into less joint pain.

7. Clearer, brighter skin

You may have started your healthy routine with the sole intention of slimming down, but an added bonus of your weight-loss journey surfaces in the form of glowing skin. You can attribute your new complexion to the uptick in nutrients from all those fruits and veggies you’re likely eating and also to all that sweat literally pushing the junk out of your pores, encouraging greater detoxification, per Smith. Just make sure to wash your face regularly after your cardio session to avoid unwanted acne and clogged pores.

8. Stress relief

If you checked off losing weight from your to-do list, you’ve already got one less thing to stress about. Really though, the things you do to lose weight—eating a balanced diet, exercising consistently, and getting lots of sleep—are also some of the greatest ways to alleviate stress and anxiety.

9. More money

Who needs to spend $20 on delivery minimums and $10 a glass on drinks out at the bar? Not you. By cooking more and drinking less, not only are you inching closer and closer to your weight-loss goals, but you’re saving money to boot. It’s simple math, really. The less you eat, the less you spend on food.

10. More friends

With your pants size shrinking, you can also expect your social circle to grow in number. You’ve already become more active by pursuing greater fitness, and in doing so you put yourself in more social situations—hey, CrossFit. As a result of participating in more than just a Netflix marathon on your couch, you meet more people and your social calendar grows. Furthermore, the confidence you gain from losing weight also makes you want to be more social and gives you the push to do so.

11. Your significant other might lose weight, too

Ever feel inspired (or guilty) by your partner’s incessant need to wake up at 5 a.m. to hit the gym and their refusal to grab chips or pasta when they run to the store? Well if you haven’t, then your partner may be the one feeling that push from you simply by bearing witness to your own transformation. If you’ve been successful at losing weight and continue to live a healthier lifestyle, chances are your significant other will follow suit, says Smith. If not, perhaps your parents, siblings, or close friends will feel motivated to whip their own butt into gear.

12. Fewer colds

Forget the vitamin C packets, nothing strengthens your immune system better than leading a healthy lifestyle. Getting your eight hours every night, fueling your body with fresh produce and lean protein, and working up a sweat will pump your immunity up far better than sipping on an orange, fizzy drink could.

13. Improved memory

For once you might actually remember your sister’s birthday! Weight-loss benefits go far beyond the physical. Losing weight and being more active boosts brainpower quite a bit. Research has shown that your memory gets sharper when total bodyweight has been reduced. So not only will you be happier all the time—remember, endorphins!—you’ll also remember that thing you really needed to do today, tomorrow, and the next.

14. Better wardrobe

The ultimate perk of peeling off the pounds is that behind closed doors you’re going to look pretty damn good. However, since we all can’t—or shouldn’t—walk around in our birthday suits all the time, it’s a good thing your wardrobe will reap the benefits of your weight loss, too. Losing weight often gives people the confidence to not only experiment more with style, but want to show off their weight loss with outfits that display the physique they worked so hard to get.

15. You’ll actually want to pass on the junk food

Did you really just say no to those Doritos? It might feel weird at first, but as a result of improving your dietary choices and flexing your willpower consistently, you’ll find that you don’t even crave the junk any more (at least not as often).

16. You’ll become a better cook

Unless you’re on a meal delivery plan, you’re going to have to cook for yourself if you want to slim down. Ordering in and eating out just won’t get you there, and you know that. Getting into the habit of buying groceries every week, planning and preparing healthy meals, and experimenting with different flavor and food combinations you’re bound to up your kitchen skills. (Though it might take a while to reach Top Chef status.)

17. You’ll become more adventurous

In the kitchen, in the bedroom, and in everyday life. One of the beautiful side effects of weight loss is that you’ll undoubtedly experience a boost in self-confidence. The funny thing about confidence is that it pushes you to do more and try more.

18. Food will taste better

When you put a microscope to your diet, you really become more in tune to what you’re eating over time. This mindfulness works not only to help you to lose the weight, but even after you’ve lost it you continue to pay more attention to the flavors and textures of your meals. Think to those times you spend mindlessly eating on the couch—does the food actually taste that good? Do you even remember? When you take the time to plan and prepare fresh, home-cooked meals you’re more aware and appreciative of the food on your plate—you literally savor the flavor.

19. Better check ups

If you kick those stubborn 10lbs, you’re not the only one who will be rejoicing. Carrying around excess bodyweight can put you at greater risk for a number of health issues from diabetes to high blood pressure. As you would imagine, slimming down has the adverse effect, making your annual check-ups with your doc a lot less painful.

20. Less prescription medicines

One can probably assume that the healthier you are, the less medicine you need. It actually works that way (in some cases). Not only does exercise and clean eating strengthen your immune system and support overall body functioning, but actually losing weight decreases your risk for health problems and may also get you to a place where you won’t need to rely on certain prescription meds anymore. Of course, give your doc a call before you start self-prescribing (or un-presecribing).

21. You’ll be more organized

Losing weight and getting fit takes planning. When you form a routine around preparing healthy meals and fitting in daily workouts, it tends to flow over into other areas of your life.

22. You’ll respect yourself and others more

Don’t laugh: a side effect of losing weight—and doing what it takes to get there—is respecting your body more. It isn’t easy for anyone to lose weight. It takes discipline and persistence. Once you’ve gone through it yourself, you come out the other end with a whole new outlook and respect for others trying to do the same. You also have a new appreciation for what your body endures day in and day out.

23. Easier commute

Even the fittest get winded walking up and down stairs to the subway. If you live in a big city, you know the struggle all too well. If you’re lucky enough to avoid crowded subway trains, standing for an hour on the train or sitting in traffic forever isn’t fun either, but you’re body will feel better having to endure it when you’ve shed a few extra pounds. After you’ve kicked the weight, you’ll suddenly realize your trek to and from work is a tad more bearable.

24. Not-as-horrible allergies

For some, carrying excess weight can exacerbate allergy symptoms. Added weight can strain your respiratory system, so any trouble you experience breathing due to allergies will only aggravate your symptoms further. Lose the weight and you might actually be able to breath a bit more clearly when allergy season hits, says Smith.

25. You’ll live longer

Really. If you had to choose between a couch potato who chows down on chips and soda or an active, mindful eater, who would you guess might outlive the other? From the healthier lifestyle habits associated with weight loss to the actual physical benefits of carrying less weight, you put yourself in a position to live a healthier, longer life.



Want more?

Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest adventures, workouts, destinations, and more.
https://www.nickfitness.co.in/
https://www.instagram.com/nickrana1993

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Build Muscle and Burn More Fat 20-Minute Workout | NICK RANA

It would be great if we could all spend a full hour in the gym each day. Then again, it would be great if our bosses would stop with the last-minute assignments, if there was no rush-hour traffic, and if you didn't just waste 15 minutes of your potential gym time watching YouTube fitness fail videos. The American Heart Association and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services both recommend Americans get at least 30 minutes of exercise five times a week. But the truth is that just 20 minutes can be just as good — especially if you really turn up the intensity. "If you're going to gain any recognizable training benefit, short workouts have to be hard workouts, and really short workouts have to be really hard," says Chad Timmerman, a USA Cycling Level 1 certified coach with more than 25 years of racing experience. Get ready to hurt. These seven 20-minute workouts will burn calories, build muscle, and eliminate any excuses about being too busy to get in shape.
T…

Get In Shape With Punching Bag Workout | Nick Rana

Boxers, kickboxers, and mixed martial arts fighters don’t use treadmills to get ripped. Their shredded physiques come from fight training, of which pounding a heavy bag is a major component. Dust off the one in your basement, lace up the gloves, and beat your gut once and for all.
How it Works-Nick Rana Hitting a bag builds punching power, stamina, and can increase your metabolic rate for days afterward. This workout involves your legs as well as your arms to train the whole body, activating as much muscle as possible to burn the most calories. Directions-Nick Rana

Perform the exercises as a circuit, completing one after the other without rest. Afterward, rest 30 seconds. That’s one round. Repeat for five total rounds. To avoid injury, wear hand wraps and bag gloves.
The Workout-Nick Rana1. Low Kick-Right Leg
Reps: 5 Rest: 0 sec.
Kick the lower half of the bag, as if aiming for an opponent’s leg. Pivot on your support foot and turn your hip over as you deliver the kick, to maximize powe…

THE SECRET TO BURNING MORE CALORIES WHILE WORKING OUT

How would you like to burn more calories without spending more time at the gym? You don't need any magic formula to break through a weight-loss plateau or slim down faster. A few simple changes can make your workouts more efficient.

Burning more calories is a matter of what kind of exercises you do and how you do them. Read these tips before your next workout.

Burning More Calories by Changing What You Do

1. Run it off. Running deserves its reputation for keeping you lean. The average adult burns almost 9 calories a minute at a moderate pace. Pumping your arms or carrying weight will raise those figures even more. read more...

Gain Muscle Faster With ‘Time Under Tension’ Training | NICK RANA

The average gym-going guy looking to build some muscle and size probably does 3-4 sets of anywhere from 6-10 reps. That’s a pretty large range for a workout, even before you consider factors like how fast or how intensely you’re lifting. By focusing on timed sets rather than hitting a specific number of reps, you can directly influence the intensity of the set and spur huge gains in size and strength. What is ‘time under tension’ training? Time under tension (or TUT for short) is commonly used in strength and conditioning and bodybuilding. Essentially, it refers to how long a muscle is under strain during a set. A typical set of 10 reps for an average lifter will take anywhere from 15-25 seconds depending on lifting speed. By putting a muscle under longer bouts of strain, you can cause extensive muscle breakdown leading to sleeve-busting muscles. 6 ways to incorporate ‘time under tension’ correctly  Time your sets so they last between 30 and 40 seconds for optimum muscle growth. This…

Stay In Shape For The Rest Of Your Life-NICK RANA

Late-night infomercials make you think that losing fat is either super-easy or way too hard. One guru says you can tighten your abs in just minutes a day, while another orders you to run till you puke. Here’s the truth: It’s not easy, but it also isn’t torture. Dieting can’t be misery—when it is, people don’t stick with it, and then they fail. You don’t need the resolve of a Shaolin monk to see your abs, nor do you need to deprive yourself to keep them. The plan we unfold here is a practical approach to weight loss that’s simple but not easy, and challenging but not agonizing. Learn it—and get lean with it—now and you’ll stay in shape for the rest of your life. How to eat-NICK RANA First, let’s settle the calorie debate once and for all. It’s true that if you eat fewer calories than you burn, you’ll lose weight over time—even if those calories come from chocolate cake and ice cream. But you don’t need a degree in nutrition to see the flaw here. Foods that have low nutritional value do…

Top 10 Natural weight loss supplements-NICK RANA

Weight loss supplements get a bad rap. And when it comes to synthetic blends of useless minerals that won’t do more than help you shed water weight for a short-lived slim down—well, they deserve the bad press. But there are certain vitamins, minerals, and nutrient concentrations found in nature that, when taken along with a healthy dietOpens in a new Window. and workout regimenOpens in a new Window., have the ability to rev your metabolism and help your body process macronutrients more efficiently. If you’re looking to lose fat, stock up on these 10 supplements. *Always talk to your doctor if you’re unsure whether a supplement is right for you.
1. Whey protein- It’s no secret that proteinOpens in a new Window.Opens in a new Window.Opens in a new Window.Opens in a new Window.Opens in a new Window.Opens in a new Window. is a gym junkie’s best friend. But it actually does more than just carve cut muscles—a 2014 meta-analysis in the Journal of the American College of NutritionOpens in a n…

Tea Can Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease by 50 Percent-Nick Rana

A hot cup of tea can soothe your throat and sinuses when you’re battling a coldOpens in a new Window., but emerging research shows the health benefits of the beverage actually go much deeper. A new studyOpens in a new Window. published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology has found that drinking tea at least three times a week is linked with a longer lifespan and a significantly decreased risk of cardiovascularOpens in a new Window. issues like heart attack and stroke.



The study analyzed 100,902 participants in the China-PAR project, a comprehensive health assessment in China. Participants were screened based on their tea drinking habits (including green and black varieties) and were divided into two groups: habitual tea drinkers who had a cup three or more times a week, and those who drank less or none at all. The researchers followed up with them for a median of 7.3 years to assess their health over time. Across the board, people who drank tea habitually showed more healt…

The 10 Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout-NICK RANA

The 10 Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout
You’re a fit dude. You skip the bad stuff, always do #legsday, and hit the heavy bag hard. But if you want your body to continue performing like a Lamborghini, then you’ve gotta put in the high-octane fuel—that means eating the right pre-workout foods. Think about it: A sports car still functions with regular old unleaded gas—but it won’t run as optimally or as long. Likewise, “would you expect to get to your destination if the tank was on empty?”. And while fasted cardio has always been a diet trendOpens a New Window. among people hoping to lose weight, “going into your workout fueled and ready to go will maximize the work you do when you train,”. For your pre-workout nutrition, you want to focus on foods that are high in carbs, moderate in protein, and low in fat and fiber. “Fat and fiber slow down digestion and can cause gastrointestinal upset during your workouts,”. “Carbs are your main fuel source for activity and, just as important, it’…

Bigger Leaner Stronger Sprint Workout Get Faster, Build Muscle, and Fat Loss | Nick Rana

Most people don’t run at their top speeds unless someone’s chasing them. But here’s a novel idea: “Practicing running faster will make you faster,” says Matt NolanOpens in a new Window., an RRCA-certified running coach and master instructor at Barry’s BootcampOpens in a new Window. in New York, NY. Sprint workouts, or short, hard efforts followed by easy recovery periods, actually help you become a better runner at all paces and distances. That’s because “they train the body to recruit and develop fast-twitch muscle fibers, build muscle, improve heart rate and overall caloric efficiency,” says Nolan. Plus, the more comfortable you get working at these high-intensity speeds, the easier they’ll start to feel. After just a few weeks, you’ll be surprised how much easier it is to hold your balls-to-the-wall sprint pace for longer than when you started.


When you’re doing these sprint workouts—just once or twice a week—make sure to leave enough time to warm up and cool down before and after…

6 Ways to Lose a Pound of Fat-NICK RANA

6 Ways to Lose a Pound of Fat-NICK RANA
You’ve probably heard this tidbit of knowledge a million times: A poundoffat is 3,500 calories, so to lose a pound you need to burn 3,500 calories. It’s not a perfect rule, but if you’re looking to drop a little weight, it’s a good place to start. Here, six strategies will burn a poundoffat in a matter of days. Some don’t even require breaking a sweat. RELATED: The Proven Way to Lose Your Gut Drink Green TeaThe catechins — a type of antioxidant — in green tea have been shown to help fat oxidation and aid in weight loss. One study from the Journal of The American College of NutritionOpens a New Window. found that four cups of green tea a day, or the equivalent amount of green tea extract, could result in a weight loss of more than a pound per week. The study was done on obese subjects, but other studies have shown similar numbers. As a basic guideline, drinking 20 to 24 cups of tea (spread out over a week and without cream or sugar) could result in…