4 life-changing reasons to lose weight
Here, we share 4 life-changing reasons to lose weight that you probably haven’t considered before.
Losing weight is always seen as a drop in numbers on the scales or in a dress size, but have you ever considered the true impact of weight loss? What difference it will make to your life? Even a small reduction in weight can have a positive change in your day to day routine. Rather than focus on the usual incentives such as a reduction in heart disease or a reduced chance of Type 2 diabetes (because let’s face it although we know being overweight increases the likelihood of developing these conditions, bizarrely they seem so remote and detached from us… until they actually occur), at New You we would like to draw your attention to more urgent, more evidence-based, more quality-of-life focused reasons.
1. Your Knees Will Thank You
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease, in which we lose cartilage and gradually destroy the bones of our joints. Imagine two stones grinding together and you get the idea of how fun that is.
- Your joints hurt, so you move less.
- Moving less means your joints don’t get loaded.
- Less joint loading means muscle weakness.
- Muscle weakness means force doesn’t get cushioned correctly.
- Less cushion means the condition worsens.
- More osteoarthritis means more pain.
The point? Being overweight makes it much more likely that you’ll get osteoarthritis.
In one study comparing the heaviest patients to the lightest, the chance of being diagnosed with osteoarthritis in one knee was more than 6 times in the heavier group. For both knees it was almost 18 times.
At New You, our customers notice reduced joint pain very quickly while following our Total Food Replacement Plan. Our TFR plan helps you easily create a nutritionally balanced, calorie deficit which promotes fast and effective weight loss. The average weight loss for customers is one stone a month so pressure on joints is reduced very quickly. Our customers find movement also improves, which disrupts the vicious circle of osteoarthritis.
2. You’ll Get A Good Night’s Sleep
When you are carrying extra weight, your sleep is affected. Whether that is through snoring, waking up in pain or sleep apnoea, it all adds up to a poor night’s sleep. Sleep is a major regulator of our metabolism. If our sleep is bad, so is our metabolic health.
This means things like elevated inflammation, rapid cell aging and oxidation, and hormonal disruption (and, yes, higher risk for all kinds of nasty chronic diseases in the long term).
By creating a calorie deficit using the New You Plan, our customers lose weight and find that they can sleep better. Not only does this help regulate metabolism, hormone systems, and more. It helps you feel, think and live better right away.
3. Your Immune System Will Work Properly Again
Like all things, balance is important. If we have a healthy amount of fat, our hormones and cell signals work properly. If we have too much, things go wrong. For example, with too much body fat our immune systems get off kilter. Increased BMI and more body fat are associated with greater risk for several kinds of infections including:
- Gum infections
- Nose and sinus infections,
- Stomach infections
Why? Too much adipose (fat) tissue can release large amounts of immune chemicals. Over time, this chronic high exposure can interfere with the body’s ability to spot and stop actual outside infections. Losing body fat can mean a healthier, more responsive, more robust immune system. And that means fewer colds, fewer infections, and a healthier daily life.
4. You’ll Survive Surgery
Surgery is a risky business when you are overweight. There is a higher risk of infection and reaction to anaesthetic. This is a double whammy because when you struggle with carrying extra weight you are more likely to have other health issues that may require surgery. So obese people may need surgery… but not be able to get it, or not recover as well when they do. Every surgery patient wants a safe and speedy recovery. Having a healthy range of body fat makes that happy outcomes much more likely.
So, while you might be interested in losing weight for the ‘OMG you got hot’ comments (because let’s face it – that’s always nice to hear), by following the New You plan you will feel so much better too. Less pain, better sleep and a stronger immune system for starters.
We have over 40 different meals to choose from and a fantastic online community who will support you every step of the way. If you are weary of being tired or sick of feeling ill, we have the perfect prescription for you. Click here for more information.
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Getting started is the first step in your journey to a brand New You! To help you understand fully how our plan works, our Get Started page was designed specifically for people new to the plan.
Head over to our site where you’ll find tonnes of important information including how our plan works, the science behind it, loads of top tips, information on our meals, as well as real customer testimonials.
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