Sometimes weight loss can be the best form of therapy to change your life.
Britiney Whetstine lost 50 pounds in two and a half months while she was a part of the Healthy Weight Bootcamp. She noticed a difference in the way she ate, but also in the way she felt about herself and her life.
“It’s changing not only the way I look at food but also how I look at myself,” she wrote on the Healthy Weight Bootcamp Facebook group. “I know I can do this and I have an amazing support system here.”
Losing weight helped Britiney to battle her past. “For years I couldn’t go out in public or be around anyone, so I ate my pain and troubles away,” she said. “Now I’m more active. I go around people, I have friends, and even my family is noticing the change in me inside and out. I’m never turning back.
Not only did losing weight help Britiney with her self-confidence, but also it helped her to conceive a child. It took care of some of the side effects caused by PCOS.
She worked so hard that she lost 18 pounds in 11 days. Britiney encouraged her group, “If you are at a stand still, don’t just quit. Measure your inches as well. Remember muscle is heavier than fat.”
Britiney loved to be able to have an active day, where she could ride her bike for 8 miles as well as do 2 hours of Zumba.
Britiney became so confident in herself that she was able to go to college, because of her weight loss.
She said, “Who needs gastric bypass surgery when you have the non surgery alternative that works faster? One of my good friends had the surgery the same day I started GBA. She has only lost 35 pounds and I’m down 50.”
Very Well Fit reported that people who lost weight found better social lives, a better sense of confidence and self-worth, and improved energy. They experience less stress, more vitality, and a better mood.
Calorie reduction is one of the best, proven methods of losing weight. In fact, it may be more important than working out regularly. The New York Times reported that while more people reported increased physical activity over ten years, more people also reported being obese.