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What Losing Weight Does To Your Body And Brain

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Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Tech Insider tells you all you need to know about tech: gadgets, how-to's, gaming, science, digital culture, and more. Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai TI on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TI on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tech_insider/ TI on Twitter: https://twitter.com/techinsider -------------------------------------------------- Following is the transcript of the video: Here’s what losing weight does to your body and brain. During the first week, you may find it easy to lose weight by simply switching to a healthier diet. But as your metabolism adjusts, you won’t burn as many calories as you used to. So losing additional weight will become harder. Making matters worse, as the fat melts away, you’ll start to experience an increase in appetite. After a meal, fat cells release a hormone called leptin into the bloodstream. This surge in leptin levels signals to your brain you’re full and should stop eating. But with less overall fat, people who lose weight show a measurable dip in leptin. Brain scans of obese patients who had lost 10% of their body weight revealed that less leptin leads to increased activity in regions of the brain that control our desire to eat. The result isn’t just an increased appetite but an even stronger urge to eat fatty, high-calorie foods, because your brain is trying to restore the body’s leptin levels to normal. However, fighting that early impulse to gorge on pizza and donuts is worth it in the long run. Besides the decreased risk of heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes, scientists studying overweight people discovered that losing just one pound of body weight reduces four pounds of pressure on knee joints. Losing excess weight also reduces strain on the blood vessels, increases blood flow to the brain, and boosts overall brain function. Several studies have shown that people who underwent weight-loss surgery saw an improvement in memory, concentration, and problem-solving skills in as soon as three months. Plus, brain scans indicate that people who lost weight and kept it off for nine months reacted differently when shown images of high-calorie foods than before they lost the weight. The brain regions that process reward, motivation, and taste didn’t react as strongly, whereas the areas that promote overall self-control had a boost in activity. So fighting those cravings early on might make them easier to control later. Turns out — like anything else — losing weight can get easier with practice.
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avader5 (25 days ago)
I don't know why they keep saying your metabolism goes down as you lose weight in 1991 I lost weight as an engineer I wanted to do a scientific study so I ate the same thing everyday my weight loss was consistent from 400 lbs down to 250 lb proving that weight loss is a function of muscle mass and has nothing to do with how much you weigh.
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If you ever thumbs down a pizza again....i dont know what I'll do but it wont be good.
Julia H (1 month ago)
fatty and high-calorie isn’t unhealthy in itself though
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Is running everyday is good or bad ???
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My brain and my body
Rowdy Abdul (1 month ago)
Who said i was losing weight in the first place
Harumachibito105 (1 month ago)
I just take appetite supressants because most of the time I get urged to binge eating is not because I am hungry. In fact only less than 10% of the time are times I eat because I am hungry. 1. I usually eat to relieve stress by feeling full (35% of the time) 2. Or I just eat because I am bored or have nothing better else to do( 35% of the time) and also 3. I eat to fall asleep because I have severe insomnia and only efficient way is that if I eat something prior to bedtime I fall asleep easily like magic.
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With 45 pounds down and 15 to go for my goal, I feel 1000% better physically and mentally
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Now I dont like fast food and refined food anymore...... I don't compromise my health for the taste of 5 minutes. 😊
Mariam Mohiuddin (1 month ago)
I am 12 years old. My Height is 5'2. I weight 110 Lbs. I really want to loose 20 Lbs. I exercise everyday, Run In The Park, Eat Healthy. Any tips??
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I've tried many diets but for me only this one worked derpy.online/16c lost about 5 pounds in the first week.
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no kidding... after i lost a couple of weight i saw vegetables like spinach, beans and stuffs like Mac&Cheese.
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I've gained almost .5kg this summer :)
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I went from 185 to 153
Sam (1 month ago)
On keto for 3 months I don’t have cravings, but on other diets that had carbs in them I was always craving food
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I dont have to do anything, I loose weight automatically after stoping workout
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I don't like this video. I mean seriously¿ eating less fat¿ I eat thrice as much fat as 4 months ago and cut out all the sugars instead and lost 20 pounds while doing that.
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During the last two months I probably lost twenty five pounds eating better and doing cardio and if anything my appetite went away
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Never made pass the 1st phase
Peta (2 months ago)
i went full salad and water only for 4 months, ran every day, and i can tell you that my body felt cleansed but i ate 3 potato chips and i got diarrhea for almost a week and couldnt stomach meat so easily. i felt good but also weak, so i started eating more meats and eventually maintained a rapid weight loss aswell as muscle gain, im proud of myself for not going anerexic
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Chaotic_Gamer (2 months ago)
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aKa Donut (2 months ago)
I can lose weight very easily, if I don't TRY to eat a lot every day I lose 50-200g per day. Also, does it work to swim/run 3-6 hours a day to lose weight?
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Okay. All of this is so accurate cause this is exactly what I've been doing and feeling when I've reached my weight loss goal. Its actually insane
Jobe (2 months ago)
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Kobra (2 months ago)
I basically eat 1 ramen whenever I get a food craving
Dick Gori (2 months ago)
I felt like I've gone through all of these benefits, in 1 week of intermittent fasting, the weight however is lagging behind. but it'll get there eventually.
HYBRIDMARK (2 months ago)
How is it possible to be addicted to eat. I just eat breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. I dont even egt hungry. Only in the morning my stomach feels empty. Im 5,11 and weight like 130
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Majeed Abdul (2 months ago)
Nah its a myth, fat acceptance Jk fat acceptance is trash
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Geovanny Exparza (2 months ago)
This internet stranger is on a diet: if you see this in a few months I can check in maybe
Tajwar Chowdhury (2 months ago)
Yo guys, this is true!
Jhayan Peralta (2 months ago)
When I try to diet my stomach hurts and i feel like there is ice on my stomach
Supreme Baller (2 months ago)
Thank god ive been losing weight recently lol
La Lyre D'Orphée (2 months ago)
I lost weight running, diet and the gym. I'm still working on it, my diet consist of chicken/meat/fish with a little bit of rice and vegetables, around 3 liters of water per day and it works for me!
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You could park a car in the shadow of my ass.
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s Jones (3 months ago)
Basicallly all the processed food is just like cocaine / heroine . It’s not about “self control” but treating these food types as ciggys , if you have them they give a good feeling but there is a cost
redallah NAMRANE (3 months ago)
Totally agree i lost about 23 kgs and I don't really feel that the junk food Is attractive anymore.
Unomehey (3 months ago)
Waste of time
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Jayesh Vishwakarma (3 months ago)
Best exercise to loose weight...MASTRABUTE 3 times in a day
Steevie Bigwood (3 months ago)
But...but...what about 210lbs obese body positivity?!?!?!
SkyDW (3 months ago)
I wish leptin didn’t exist
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greenie (3 months ago)
fat people are pussies just dont eat and thats it how can you not get that in your head
Curtis Jennings (3 months ago)
great vid
Darkavenger_13 (3 months ago)
Thank you so much this is just what I needed to hear! Im actually on that constant hungry feeling at the moment. Now I know how important it is that I restrain myself. Again thank you!!!
HW2800 (3 months ago)
Hot dog diet is a must!
wadeo1980 (3 months ago)
Use the word fat, not weight.
Angelinathe Gachahater (3 months ago)
LUCKY SCHOOL LETS YOU RUN SO MY NINE YEAR OLD SELF WHO WEIGHTS 90 POUNDS CAN BE SKINNY also guys I am not really fat or skinny I’m more as fat but I’m a bit skinny
soulunison20 (3 months ago)
So I think and process things too slowly because I am fat?
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