You have a new dress size, your hair is growing out and you have an unexpected wrinkle on your face. Congrats! You have just reached your ideal weight. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that your body is now at its perfect size. There are several things that you need to consider after you reach your goal weight.
Does Your Skin Get Tighter?
When you lose weight, the extra skin that you didn’t have before becomes visible. This might not be a bad thing if you are happy with how you look, but it can be if you want to lose more weight. Wrinkles, stretch marks and other skin imperfections are more noticeable at this weight. If this makes you uncomfortable, it’s time to step back on the weight loss journey and focus on improving your mental health instead.
Mental health is not something that can be accurately measured. It’s not like weight where you can put on a few pounds and be happy with how you look. There are several ways in which your mental health could be suffering and you wouldn’t know it. Stress, anxiety, and depression are some of the things that you could be experiencing because of your weight. If this is the case, it’s time to take a step back and work on improving your mental health before you step up your exercise routine or start dieting again.
Does Your Voice Get Stronger?
Another unexpected side effect of losing weight is that your voice gets stronger. This is mostly likely because your body needs extra energy to function properly. So, instead of resting, your body begins to produce more adrenaline as a form of energy. Your voice might not be as charming or as deep as it used to be, but it’ll do for now.
If this concerns you and you want to regain your previous vocal glory, there are several options for you to choose from. You could start by doing vocal exercises regularly. This will improve your vocal health and allow you to sing with ease again. You may also decide to try out a bass voice. Doing so could help you discover a deeper tone that you never knew that you had. However, if you’re not comfortable with your current voice, it might be best to find a different career path.
Does Your Hair Get Thicker?
Last but not least, your hair gets thicker. This is not a bad thing necessarily but it could be if you’re not used to wearing your hair long. When you begin to lose weight, your body doesn’t know that it has reached its target weight and it will keep on shedding until it reaches its natural limit. This could result in you looking like you have a bad dye job or a haircut that didn’t work. So, if you’re planning on going to school or work in an office, make sure that your hair is thick enough to pull off the look.
Overall, Does Your Health Get Better?
When you lose weight, your overall health gets better. This is because when your body doesn’t have to work as hard as it used to, it has more time to heal itself. After you reach your goal weight, it’s time to stop focusing on food and start focusing on living a healthy life. There are several ways in which you can begin doing so. For example, you can walk more often or start doing yoga or tai chi to improve your balance and flexibility. Eating healthy foods and getting some exercise are essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This will eventually lead to you losing weight and feeling better both mentally and physically.
Should You Celebrate?
As mentioned, you have reached your goal weight. This is a major milestone and you should definitely celebrate. However, this doesn’t mean that your weight loss journey is over. There are several things that you need to keep in mind if you want to continue on this path. First, understand that it’s not easy to lose weight and keep it off. Second, recognize that this is a slow and incremental process that requires consistent effort. Third, don’t expect to lose 20 pounds in one week and then be able to eat whatever you want. This is not going to happen. If you want to continue on this path, you’re going to have to make some compromises but overall, it’s worth it.
Every journey is unique and it’s impossible to say that one path will work for everyone. However, if you want to reach your ideal weight, the ones mentioned above should help you get there faster than you would on your own. Make sure to pat yourself on the back for all the hard work that you’ve done and continue moving toward your goal weight. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it in the end.