Emotional Benefits of Healthy Weight Control

Losing weight is a national obsession, which explains why the diet industry keeps growing every year and averages almost $73 billion annually. Unfortunately, many of the popular diets are ineffective, and some are downright dangerous. 

Here at Roswell Pain and Weight Loss Specialists, we understand that simply cutting calories doesn’t work for everyone. For those who struggle to lose weight by traditional means, Dr. Damon Christian Kimes, our esteemed physician with more than a decade of medical weight loss experience, helps our patients overcome their diet woes by intervening with personalized nutritional counseling, lipotropic and B12 injections, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. 

These treatments are effective, sustainable, and designed to work with your unique body needs. What’s more, they deliver an added benefit of boosting your emotional health as well. Here are a few of the fringe benefits that you may not have considered when it comes to weight loss. 

Helps you deal with your emotions

Many people eat food when they’re stressed or depressed. Instead of dealing with their emotions head-on, they bury them in a burger or douse them with chocolate. Emotional eating may even be the main cause of your weight gain over the years.

Adopting a new relationship with food as you lose weight can free you to address your emotional issues in a healthier way by identifying them and communicating your feelings verbally rather than reaching for food.

Relieves social pressure

Even if you’re not overly upset about being overweight, if you’re like most people, your large frame does enter your mind as you walk out the door. Whether you’ve read the research or have experienced it firsthand, you know that the general public judges heavy people differently than thin people. 

Whether you’re a victim of overt fat-shaming or subtle exclusion and loss of opportunities, obesity negatively impacts your social and professional life. Losing weight to stabilize your physical health comes with the added benefit of alleviating conscious and unconscious bias in the workplace and social circles.

Boosts your confidence

When you reach your ideal healthy weight — and even as you start working toward it — you’ll notice a change in your attitude that seems to correlate with your shrinking waistline. It’s not your imagination; here’s what’s happening.

As you shed pounds and eat a healthier diet, you have more energy. More energy means you can get more active and intensify your exercise routine. The more you exercise, the more endorphins your body releases — endorphins are the “feel good” hormones that naturally relieve pain and make you happy. 

This chain reaction makes you feel better body, mind, and spirit, and it shows. Don’t be surprised if your weight-loss journey makes you walk a little taller, smile more, and feel a huge increase in your confidence. 

Decreases depression

There’s a direct path between obesity and depression. And it’s a two-way street: obese people are more likely to suffer from depression, and those with depression are at a higher risk for obesity.

Keeping your weight under control not only gives you positive feelings, but it can also stave off negative ones.

How to get started

If you’re ready to lose the extra pounds and turn your life around physically and emotionally, the first step is to find out exactly what’s been making it so difficult. Dr. Kimes gets to know you, evaluates your physical condition, learns about your medical history and the diets and treatments you’ve tried in the past, and then determines the best path toward a healthy weight. 

You have the full support of Dr. Kimes and our team here at Roswell Pain and Weight Loss Specialists, so you never feel alone or disconnected. Call us today at our office in Roswell, Georgia, at 678-271-0565, or use our online booking tool to set up a consultation with Dr. Kimes today and make 2021 the year you finally get healthy. 

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