Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from The Recovery Village
When you begin an exercise program, chances are you have one goal in mind – to lose weight. Losing weight can be a challenging process, but in the end, the benefits far outweigh the amount of time and energy it took to lose the desired amount of weight.
Most people find that as they begin a new workout program, they feel very confident and determined to complete the program. A few weeks in, however, things start to change and you begin to lose the motivation you once had. Understanding the benefits of losing weight the healthy way will keep you on your path to weight loss success.
Unfortunately, a dangerous trend has emerged with people using prescription medication that is prescribed for something else for weight loss. Adderall is an ADHD medication that works to stimulate and decreases a person’s appetite, and so it’s a popular choice for weight loss. However, Adderall addiction is a serious risk.
Here are some additional benefits of losing weight the healthy way, instead of using Adderall for weight loss.
As you are eating better and exercising, you will inevitably improve your overall health. When you are healthy, you have a decreased chance of getting cancer or diabetes, less pain in your joints, better sleep and many other things. Some people have even been able to reduce the amount of medication they take by having a healthier lifestyle.
When you exercise, there are chemicals released in your brain that help your body to feel good throughout the day. For people who do not want to take the time to exercise, some take Adderall instead for the same result. Unfortunately it often leads to addiction and a very tough process of getting off of the medication. Exercising and eating healthy are much better alternatives to taking a drug that makes you “feel good” but does not improve your health at all.
When you are eating right and burning calories through exercise, your body will be able to rest better at night and you will, in turn, have a higher confidence level. When you are losing weight and feeling better about yourself, you will perform better at your job, or in whatever you set out to do. Other improvements will be seen in your life by having a better social life, more energy, less stress, a better mood, and a better sex life.
Some people take Adderall to improve their focus and motivation for various things, such as working out. It can be very easy to become addicted without even knowing. The safest way to lose weight is always the most natural method possible, without taking any added supplements or medications. With an improved diet, an exercise program you stick to and making time to drink water every day, you are bound to lose weight without needing any medication.
Improved Social Life
While the medical and lifestyle benefits are hard to pass by, some people will try to lose weight the healthy way to improve their social life as well. If you are a parent to young children, then losing weight is very important so you have the energy to keep up with your small children. There have been several people who lose weight because they are trying to keep a relationship in their life strong.
The key to losing weight is that it must be something you do for your own benefit. While others might benefit in the end, if you are not doing it for your own self-gratification, then you will probably have a difficult time sticking with your diet and exercise programs. Once the weight is off, it can be very difficult to keep it off unless you make complete lifestyle changes. Those who take medications for weight loss always seem to miss this key point. Having a medication that helps weight fall off does not train your body and mind to make good and healthy choices. The moment you are off of the medicine, all of the weight will more than likely come rushing back on.
Weight loss is a necessary thing for a number of people in order to live the best life possible. While it might be convenient to grab a prescription from your doctor that makes the weight fall off, this might not be the best choice for the reasons discussed above. As you are losing weight, enjoy the process and train your body to adapt to the new routines you are putting into place. Losing weight is a great confidence booster, as long as you are doing it the healthy way.
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- Get Happy Lose Weight – The Mind-Body Link that Matters
- Weight Loss Success Story – Barbara G.
- Why Exercise Alone is a Terrible Weight Loss Strategy
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