Whatever your reasons for wanting to shed the pounds, fitness truly is about more than just a dress size, a lean body, or muscle definition. It is about good health and an improved quality of life, both of which are unquantifiable gains that fall into place when you start reaching your ideal weight by using the right means and tools.

So whether your motivation is to look good for a future event, the need to build self-esteem, a desire to be more active, or a regulatory move to avoid the risk of developing diseases—your body is making some modifications of its own that will work to your advantage, and will help your weight loss process.

Hormones
Your hormonal imbalances will self-tune and normalize on their own. Extra fat means an increase in estrogen production, regardless of gender, which creates unfavorable symptoms like fatigue, muscle loss and decreased libido. When you lose the weight you uproot the excess estrogen and all of these problems go on auto-correct. This will help give you more energy to endure high intensity workouts that are integral to a weight loss plan.

Toxins
Excess fat makes it difficult for the body to undertake natural detoxification processes. It’s hard for the body to keep up, as a good percentage of the toxins tend to cling to fat cells where they get stored away. Over time, this toxic buildup creates unpleasant results like body odor, a dull complexion, fatigue, and some more serious diseases like sleep apnea, cholesterol and even cancer. Make sure to indulge in foods that help regulate your digestive system and clear out toxins through natural expulsion. This will ward off constipation and regulate your bowel movements, ensuring a consistent drop in the pounds.

Blood Pressure
This horrid problem in most cases will resolve itself or can be kept in check by just shedding the pounds and being the right BMI. High blood pressure is very common among people carrying around extra weight and has a cyclical effect, where it slows down your metabolism and leads to slower weight loss.

Along with the above, you will also notice an increase in your will to sleep for longer hours during your weight loss journey. We suggest you indulge in it as much as you can, for it will propel your weight loss by rebooting all systems during rest periods.

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Nisha Gulati is a fitness expert and model originally hailing from New Jersey, USA. She is a certified Bikram Hot Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Instructor, health and fitness columnist for Hyderabad’s widely read B Positive Magazine, a trained Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Bhangra, and giddha dancer. She also has trained in Kalaripayattu a martial arts form in Kerala. Yoga has been a source of great discipline, inspiration and positivity for Nisha who has been teaching at studios in Mumbai India, Phuket Thailand, Marina Dubai and Vancouver Canada.