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What Happens to Your Body After Losing 10 Pounds

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Amy Sowder of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 16: What does 10 pounds of fat look like? It will vary depending on your starting weight, the kind of diet changes you make, and how fast you lose the weight. But the benefits of losing 10 pounds are more universal.By some markers, "overweight" means being 10 percent over your body's ideal weight range, and "obese" is 20 percent and higher. So for a 150-pound person, losing 10 pounds can place them in a whole new medical bracket.Losing 10 pounds may sound like barely a molehill, but shedding 10 pounds is a fantastic feat—regardless of your starting weight. "There's something magical about that first 10-pound weight loss that I don't see at other markers," says Lisa Ellis, RD, founder of Integrating Nutrition in White Plains, New York. "It tends to foster motivation. And people start to build upon their successes."Imagine dropping a 10-pound dumbbell that you've been carrying with you for eternity. That's what 10 pounds of fat looks like.To understand just how impactful losing 10 pounds can be, read on to learn about the 15 benefits of losing 10 pounds, and then check out 50 Ways to Lose 10 Pounds Fast to set you up on the path to a healthier you.

What Happens to Your Body After Losing 10 Pounds

What does 10 pounds of fat look like? It will vary depending on your starting weight, the kind of diet changes you make, and how fast you lose the weight. But the benefits of losing 10 pounds are more universal.

By some markers, "overweight" means being 10 percent over your body's ideal weight range, and "obese" is 20 percent and higher. So for a 150-pound person, losing 10 pounds can place them in a whole new medical bracket.

Losing 10 pounds may sound like barely a molehill, but shedding 10 pounds is a fantastic feat—regardless of your starting weight. "There's something magical about that first 10-pound weight loss that I don't see at other markers," says Lisa Ellis, RD, founder of Integrating Nutrition in White Plains, New York. "It tends to foster motivation. And people start to build upon their successes."

Imagine dropping a 10-pound dumbbell that you've been carrying with you for eternity. That's what 10 pounds of fat looks like.

To understand just how impactful losing 10 pounds can be, read on to learn about the 15 benefits of losing 10 pounds, and then check out 50 Ways to Lose 10 Pounds Fast to set you up on the path to a healthier you.

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