Losing weight is not a straight-road activity that you’ll start today and will reach the destination the other day. There are unforeseen twists, hurdles and challenges that you have to fight, sacrifices you have to make, things you need to adapt to and things you need to leave.
Evidently, a Professor of psychology at Kent State University named, John Gunstad, made a significant research about the behaviour of people who try to lose weight and its effects on their brain and body functioning. He is interested in predicting what are the real biological hurdle people who lose weight have to face.
He gave his brief analysis on the process of losing weight excellently saying /weight loss may look surprising and enjoyable during the first week when you lose a significant amount of it by switching to healthy diet. It is because of the performance of metabolism, once your metabolism is adjusted, you may not be able to burn as many calories as you used to be. So losing weight becomes harder in subsequent weeks.
When your fats burn away, it makes you feel hungry after small intervals of time making diet routine harder. When you eat, meanwhile fat cells release Leptin, a type of hormone, into main bloodstream moving towards heart and mind. The increasing level of Leptin controls appetite in the brain and surges in generating a signal of “stop eating”. The people trying to lose weight feel a valuable dip in leptin hormone in the body when they start dieting.
Furthermore, brain scanning of weight losing people suggests low concentration of leptin basically increases the appetite. Usually, this resulted in not only to eat more but also growing desire to eat as heavy as possible to restore the levels of leptin in the body.
It is well-known fact that obesity exposes body to heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes thus losing weight is only the factor can make you healthy.
The study of overweight people in weight loss process proves that losing one pound of weight reduces four pounds of pressure from knee joints, increase blood flow to mind, reduce stress from brain vessels and boosts overall brain functioning.
In addition to it, people who have gone through weight loss surgery observe an improvement in memory, concentration, problem-solving skills and enhancement in memory.
The study of weight losing crew shows such people even react differently when they see any extra calorie food and never becomes ready to eat.
A significant weight loss gives self-control more than a developed sense of taste, motivation and reward. So he suggests the more you fight obesity, the more self-control you will get.
Conclusively, you can say that people who struggle to lose weight are better at making decisions and controlling their emotions in vulnerable situations.