Dieting Has Other Benefits Than Just Weight Loss
Most people diet to lose weight for both health and cosmetic reasons. A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that those who diet, no matter what their starting weight, all have improvements in mood, stress, health, and sex drive. This happens even when those dieting are healthy to begin with. Previous research had discovered that a 25% calorie reduction and weight loss showed improvements with the obese population. This was the first study that looked at calorie restriction and weight loss in adults at a healthy weight. The findings show the same improvements in quality of life and relationships for this population as well.