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Master List of Unconventional Benefits of Weight Loss


This post was inspired by Dr. Kal’s previous post Decrease your Likelihood of Being Hit by a Meteor which I found through The Man Page’s The Manival 8th Edition.  I thought it might be entertaining to ‘poke’ some fun at the seriousness of weight loss.

We all know at least one or many of the ‘”Conventional” benefits of weight loss:

  • increased energy & stamina
  • lower blood pressure
  • increase metabolism
  • reduce risk factors of heart disease, diabetes,etc

We are all aware of the numerous negative effects of obesity and living an unhealthy lifestyle have on the human body. The list is endless.

I think it’s safe to say that if you’ve done your homework, watched the news, read the newspaper, or have spent a blink of an eye’s amount of time on the internet, you’d come to the conclusion that weight loss is nothing but a BENEFIT.

So what about Unconventional Benefits?

: not conventional : not bound by or in accordance with convention : being out of the ordinary

The list was already started on the original post. Everything from avoiding that auspicious meteor, saving money on water, to being able to see your feet without bending over.

What are your thoughts on some unconventional benefits of weight loss? What benefits have you discovered along the path of becoming that Lean, Mean, Fighting Machine.

Israel has kindly agreed to add your comments and suggestions to the master list, bearing in mind that we all behave with our comments!

Without further ado, I would like to add the following:

Master List of Unconventional Benefits of Weight Loss

- you get to donate your old clothes to charity! ( a great tax deduction)

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-certain body parts stop jiggling when you laugh or cough (or wave goodbye)

-get that tattoo you always wanted (since before you wouldn’t go without covering up)

9 updates added, thanks Tony, Richard, and Tom.

-Not be the last person to have someone sit next to you on the bus

-Be able to eat a dairy queen ice cream cone in public without being embarrassed

-You will no longer have the owner of a buffet restaurant stare at you with a sad look on their face.

- play with youur kids more

- easier to pick up new sports

- cheaper to travel

-use less fabric for your clothes therefore aiding in conservation of materials

-able to purchase or ride in a compact car

-only need 1 bleacher seat at sporting events

More Updates:

- not having to worry about ABC gum getting stuck to that part of your shirt when your belly protrudes beneath a table or desk that is too small.

- being able to sit in a booth in a restaurant and actually enjoy the meal

- from experience, much, much better sex. Yes, it does make a very big difference.

- not having to explain to your kid why he has to wear a seatbelt, but Daddy does not.

-no longer having to ask the cute petite girl at the department store if and when they will get that certain style shirt in 4XL.

-no longer having to ask the cute petite girl at the department store if they carry that style of pants with a 56 inch waist.

-no longer having to ask your wife – in front of the kids – to help you button your pants.

-no more Sumo wrestling with your socks – (think about it for a minute, and then try to get the image out of your mind)

-Improved self-esteem

-Increase confidence

-get that tattoo you always wanted”

-make the tattoo you got when you used to be skinny to look like it should again.

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I look forward to seeing how long this list can get.

To Be Strong

Carpe Diem

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About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. TonyNo Gravatar says:

    Here are a few:

    -Not be the last person to have someone sit next to you on the bus

    -Be able to eat a dairy queen ice cream cone in public without being embarrassed

    -You will no longer have the owner of a buffet restaurant stare at you with a sad look on their face.

  2. - play with ur kids more
    - easier to pick up new sports
    - cheaper to travel

  3. TomNo Gravatar says:

    -use less fabric for your clothes therefore aiding in conservation of materials
    -able to purchase or ride in a compact car
    -only need 1 bleacher seat at sporting events

  4. JohnNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve built a list of 97 reasons over on my personal blog.
    http://rejectedreality.wordpress.com/why-im-losing-weight/

  5. -walk around when waiting
    -eat less junk food

    • JohnNo Gravatar says:

      I remember that a deciding factor in choosing a restaurant was whether they had an ample waiting room. Wedging yourself in with the screaming kids and the other fatties.

      Walking is better… and you eat less when you get the table.

  6. ScottNo Gravatar says:

    Good list, I hope it gets even longer.

  7. TomasNo Gravatar says:

    - live a long life.

  8. SaraNo Gravatar says:

    you don’t have to pretend that you’re not winded after going up a flight of stairs.

    or better yet just not feel winded. =)

  9. *Improved self-esteem

    *Increase confidence

  10. “get that tattoo you always wanted”

    Or make the tattoo you got when you used to be skinny to look like it should again.

  11. Strong OneNo Gravatar says:

    I love to see the list grow!
    It definitely gives you new perspective on your motivation for losing weight!

  12. Fat BoyNo Gravatar says:

    - not having to worry about ABC gum getting stuck to that part of your shirt when your belly protrudes beneath a table or desk that is too small.

    - being able to sit in a booth in a restaurant and actually enjoy the meal

    - from experience, much, much better sex. Yes, it does make a very big difference.

    - not having to explain to your kid why he has to wear a seatbelt, but Daddy does not.

    -no longer having to ask the cute petite girl at the department store if and when they will get that certain style shirt in 4XL.

    -no longer having to ask the cute petite girl at the department store if they carry that style of pants with a 56 inch waist.

    -no longer having to ask your wife – in front of the kids – to help you button your pants.

    -no more Sumo wrestling with your socks – (think about it for a minute, and then try to get the image out of your mind)

    I’m outta here…

    Thanks for letting me post.

  13. Strong OneNo Gravatar says:

    Those are awesome benefits!

  14. Warts. My improved health/fitness was enough to see of a couple of very stubborn warts on my hands.

  15. necklaceNo Gravatar says:

    I want to lower blood pressure by weight loss.

  16. Thanks for sharing your little tips. Its small contributions like these that make small differences that add up. Thank you.

  17. Weight LossNo Gravatar says:

    Great article, i was reading something similar on another website that i was researching. I will be sure to look around more. thanks

  18. These small tips make a world of difference for persons who are truly looking for information to help them lose weight. Great article.

  19. GWCNo Gravatar says:

    These benefits of weight loss are worth to loose weight by themself. This information helps me to start my battle with my obesity. Thanks Israel.

  20. Increased metabolism rate gives you the way food you to eat get digested faster. The fat and carbohydrates that you eat are digested easily and unnecessary fats and carbohydrates are thrown out of the body. As a result the body starts utilizing the stored fats and carbohydrates in the body that were making you fat.

  21. ninaNo Gravatar says:

    Not having to worrry about summer bikini!

  22. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    Not asking for seat belt extenders every time you board an airplane.

    Not riding around Wal-Mart or large supermarkets in the cart for handicapped people.

    Not having BACK PAIN!!

  23. Alan WinterNo Gravatar says:

    That’s great that you have lost 70lbs its even rare someone succeeds in losing that much weight.

  24. E.CNo Gravatar says:

    Not having to lie constantly when someone asks do you play football.

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