Immediate Health Benefits of Losing Your First 10 Pounds

The struggle to lose weight is real. According to a survey conducted by the CDC, 49.3% of people over 20 said they tried to lose weight in the past year. While many people would like to see significant weight loss, it’s important to know that losing just 10 pounds can significantly improve your well-being. 

If you’re serious about the path to weight loss Dr. Shawn Veiseh has years of experience helping residents of Beverly Hills, CA. He, and our team, will work with you to achieve your weight loss goals. 

Things that can prevent weight loss

Committing to weight loss means changing your lifestyle, and a lot of things can make that difficult. Finding the right diet is just the start. Eating the right foods and not exercising properly or enough will make progress harder. Exercising and not being mindful of eating habits will also yield no results. Bingeing, even if it’s on healthy foods can defeat the process. Not getting enough sleep, or not sleeping well can make losing weight harder as it keeps you from getting proper rest. 

What weight loss can do to help the body

Losing just 10 pounds can mean losing between five to 10% of your body mass. And that may sound like a small amount, but it can mean a great deal:

It can slow down metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is the term for a series of conditions, including increased body mass, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar. These are all conditions that carry a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke. Just losing 10 pounds can help reduce these issues.

It can decrease hypertension

Losing 10 pounds can also lower high blood pressure or hypertension. Hypertension can also lead to cardiovascular conditions and aneurysm. Losing weight can even prevent hypertension.

It lowers inflammation in blood cells

This means that losing weight can also lower the amount of plaque in your blood, preventing blood clots and coronary artery disease. Left unchecked these conditions could cause angina or heart attacks.

It can improve good cholesterol

Losing just 10 pounds can also improve the good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL) which will help to remove bad cholesterol from the bloodstream.

Starting and maintaining a diet is vital to making important changes in health, and just 10 pounds is a good start! If you want to lose weight and want to find a plan that works for you, make an appointment with Dr. Veiseh today.

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