Coping with Personal and Emotional Challenges After Major Weight LossWeight loss, whether it’s a few pounds or 100 pounds, often results in positive changes to your physical health, such as lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. And while many people who lose weight think it will automatically result in increased happiness, improved body image, and better relationships, the reality is more complicated.
Losing weight doesn’t necessarily make you happier or boost your body image. It actually can lead to challenging changes in your relationships with friends and loved ones.
If you have lost - or are hoping to lose - a significant amount of weight, here's what you need to know about the mental, emotional, and social challenges that can affect you and your relationships during or after major weight loss.