What Nobody Tells You About Losing Weight According to MyFitnessPal Users

What Nobody Tells You About Losing Weight According to MyFitnessPal Users

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What Nobody Tells You About Losing Weight According to MyFitnessPal Users

It’s a common occurrence on a typical weight-loss journey to think that once you lose the weight, life will be easier, better, maybe even perfect. But all too often (and not just with weight loss), when one thing changes, it sets off a ricochet of other changes that you couldn’t even fathom at first.

Since losing weight often comes with more than just baggy clothes and a lower number on the scale, we asked MyFitnessPal users for unexpected revelations. Here’s what you shared:

There might be some jealousy

You continually order sizes way too large for your smaller shape

Less fat might mean more wrinkles, and that’s OK

You might re-evaluate your tribe

So. Much. More. Energy.

Being more self-conscious rather than less

How easily you can get cold now

That you could stay so committed

Smaller feet

Becoming a bit obsessed

Wearing dresses again


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3 responses to “What Nobody Tells You About Losing Weight According to MyFitnessPal Users”

  1. Avatar sdrawkcab says:

    My brother said i was more fun when I was fat and that I got more serious and sometimes an ahole once I lost about 100lbs. I never saw what he was talking about. Gained all the weight back and then some over the years so i was funny again but recently lost 50lbs and on my way to being serious again lol

  2. Avatar Jim Wilson says:

    When you lose fat, you will have stretched skin to handle all that fat, I lost 70 pounds and have flab, some say replace with muscle. But to build muscle you need to eat. Eating also will bring fat. Much better to never get fat. When I see someone 20 pounds over, and the topic comes up, I say big red lights and sirens don’t get to 50 pds or more over! Of course I was 70 plus over!

  3. Avatar Luci says:

    Here’s my question for all you ladies of a certain age: any one notice hot flash frequency and intensity varying depending on weight loss? I seem to be loosing in chunks: plateau followed by a fairly quick and painless 3 or 4 pound drop (over the next 2-3 weeks). During the plateau – cook as a cuke. During the drop my hot flashes are back. Any one know if hormones are stored in the fat that is breaking up? I’ve actually come to welcome those heat sensations – something I NEVER thought I would say 🙂

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