While at first glance, these things might seem synonymous, but I want to break it down for you why they aren’t.
You see – you can lose weight and get healthy, or you can lose weight and become very unhealthy.
Let’s look at some examples.
If you lose weight through eating healthy foods, doing your strength and cardio training, working on better sleep and hydration, and doing activities that make you happy and reduce stress, that’s awesome! Not only do the numbers on the scale go down, but you’re likely setting yourself up to live a longer and more vibrant life! Win!
Conversely, if weight is lost through unhealthy measures like extreme diets, pills, injections, eating disorders, starvation, etc., you’re setting yourself up for some serious problems.
Sure, you’ll lose weight in the short term, but as you might guess, these things are not only unsustainable, but they could also cause irreparable harm. You could permanently damage your metabolism, age yourself prematurely, weaken your bones and vital organs, and so much more.
I hope you can see that there is a clear difference in getting healthy and losing weight. They are NOT one in the same!
So, let’s focus on health and happiness for the long run!