Many people in the Fairfax, VA area want to lose weight to improve their health, particularly if they are at risk of heart disease and diabetes. However, the benefits of structured diet programs extend well beyond improving overall health. You’ll likely find countless little ways that losing weight has benefitted you throughout your day-to-day routines. 

Your energy levels will increase.

Individuals who are overweight or obese often feel fatigued when doing simple tasks like walking up the stairs or carrying a heavy briefcase. As the pounds fall off and your muscle tone improves, these everyday tasks will become much easier. You’re likely to notice that your general level of energy increases on a regular basis. This is good news for people who are interested in reducing their caffeine intake.

You’ll probably sleep better at night.

One of the many problems associated with overweight and obesity is sleep disturbances such as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that occurs when the excess tissue in the throat relaxes and blocks airways. The result is a temporary cessation of breathing during sleep. If left untreated, sleep apnea can raise your risk of other health complications, including high blood pressure and stroke. With quick weight loss, your risk of sleep apnea will decline. If you already have obstructive sleep apnea, you’re likely to find that your symptoms begin to dissipate and you get sleep peacefully through the night. Even if you do not have sleep apnea and you’re not at risk of it, you’re likely to find that losing weight helps you to more easily find a comfortable sleeping position. And should you decide to invest in a high-quality mattress, you won’t wear it out nearly as quickly.

You’ll crave healthy foods.

Although it might sound odd to crave broccoli or nectarines instead of candy bars, you may find yourself doing exactly that when your body reaches its target weight. When you cut junk food like sugary snacks out of your diet, you might crave these foods initially. But if you stick to your diet program, you’ll begin to realize that eating healthy foods makes you feel good, whereas eating junk food makes you feel sluggish. As a result, you’ll want to keep on eating the foods that give your body the right nutrients.

 *Each patient's experience is unique based on medical conditions and body composition, as each patient's body is different. The amount of weight loss may vary based on these and other variables such as program adherence and metabolic factors.

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