Thursday, February 21

24 Unexpected Things That Happened to People After They Lost Weight Fast

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Many of us (if not everyone) has dreamed of losing at least a few extra pounds. And have you ever thought about what would happen if you lost, for example, 50 lbs fast? A Reddit user decided to find out what changes amazed people after they lost weight quickly and unexpectedly, and he got a lot of responses.

We at 5 Fun Facts couldn’t let our readers miss out on this topic, so here are some of the most interesting answers.

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I get so cold now!!! I can’t get away with just a sweatshirt in the winter, I need a long sleeve, underneath a sweater, underneath my big coat before I even feel a little warm. I finally understand why people wear so many layers!!! @TonyDanzer

24 Unexpected Things That Happened to People After They Lost Weight Fast

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I’ve recently lost 65 pounds, from 243 to 178, but I’ve still got a bit to go though. I’ve already noticed a decent difference, including how people act toward me, which I was expecting, but the part I wasn’t expecting was the resentment from some of my friends, who while not terribly overweight, are now slightly heavier than me and they are not happy about it. @greyheim409

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How little I actually need to eat vs how much I felt I could eat. @iswimsodeep

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I went from 230 to 175. Alcohol hits me way quicker nowadays. @Colonel_Gipper

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A lot of things others have already said. As for something new? I was shocked the first time I jumped into a go-kart and flew around the track. I thought they had upgraded the karts, then I just realized that nope, I had just lost 135 pounds. @Faromerojr

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I don’t know if you’d call each one surprising on its own but in total, they combined to be a massive quality of life improvement. I slept better, breathed better, my mood improved, my pain lessened. My knees stopped hurting, I could actually get up from sitting on the floor without rolling on my side and I could just stand. My depression went away, my anxiety went away, my social phobias went away, the muscle cramps in my upper back went away, I stopped wearing through the crotches and underarms of all my clothing in short order and lost the chafing that went along with that. I can now withstand bumps without bruising so much, small scratches and mosquito bites don’t bleed forever, and I catch a cold once every few years instead of twice a year. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the amount of pain I suddenly WASN’T in, just from moving around. That’s the best. @vacawonder

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When sitting on hard chairs or benches, I could feel my vertebrae touching whatever I was sitting on. This was very weird to get used to. Also I get cold very easily. @WellAckshully

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In June 2018 at the doctor’s office, I weighed 263 lbs without clothes. This past Thursday, at the doctor’s office, I weighed 211 lbs without clothes. I guess what surprised me the most is that I really can’t see where I lost all that weight. @JenkemJoe

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Going from eating greasy fast food to mostly fruits and vegetables means that you don’t use half a roll of toilet paper when using a bathroom. Shopping for clothes is soooooo much easier now. @Somgr81

24 Unexpected Things That Happened to People After They Lost Weight Fast

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How easy it was to lose weight once I accepted the fact that I’m a food addict/binge eater and therefore calorie counting just needs to always be part of my life. Although the biggest surprise was how sabotaging, mean, and in denial almost all people in my life are regarding food. I subscribe to the “your body, your business” school of thought and was shocked at the amount of times I was accused of having a restrictive eating disorder when I was still well over 200 lbs, eating 1800 calories a day, losing less than 30 lbs a year. Of course when I put on 110 lbs over the course of 2 years no one said a thing. @Isitoveryetsir

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My best friend just lost a ton of weight after a year of hard work. There was a guy at our university who treated her so badly when she was overweight. He one time told her he didn’t talk to “fat chicks.” He wasn’t even that thin himself. She didn’t see him for a year and then we ran into him on campus a year later. She was 100 pounds thinner. He was all over her. He was telling her she was beautiful and he always liked her but was too afraid to tell her, and asked her on a date. I almost spit out my milk and when she responded with, “Sorry, I don’t talk to fat guys.” @Maizybear

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How different people treat you when you are in shape vs fat. You get treated with a lot more respect from men and women. It was weird to get used to. @MordinSalarian

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The before and after photos for the most part. You don’t realize how fat you actually are until you lose weight and look 10 x times better. @pzzyclone

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I even noticed a difference in how many strangers in public made eye contact with me. When you’re overweight, there are people who won’t even look at you. After losing weight, it took me a while to stop being paranoid about whether I had something stuck to my face. @acute_winnipegosis

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How easy it comes back. Went from 250 to less than 200, then back to 265-ish. I’ve lost about 15 since I hit that max, but it’s not as easy this time. @That_ol_boy

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I found bones and muscles I didn’t know I had (didn’t realize my ankle was a tiny bone, instead of this huge fleshy thing). Friends used to tell me, “You’re not that fat! You look 140!” I was 260 lbs, but I had never been skinny so I had no reason to not believe them, just assuming normal women must have been 100-120 lbs maximum. I can’t even pick up how much weight I’ve lost and carry it around, I have no idea how I used to walk, and I noticed I no longer sweat like I used to. I’d have to get to class 5-15 minutes early so I could wipe myself down in the bathroom with wet towels and hope that the shoulder and back stains from my backpack would dry up before anyone noticed. I no longer worry about hugging people; still not a hugger per-se, but it doesn’t make me feel like Godzilla or some kind of sweaty pig. You asked for the one unexpected change, sorry I went off on a ramble. @Rondellmole429

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Someone showing romantic interest doesn’t mean their intentions are good. Since I had zero experience until I was an adult, I had to learn the hard way, via being used and abused multiple times, what behavior was acceptable, what was unacceptable, and when to pull the plug on a relationship. @DJSparksalot

24 Unexpected Things That Happened to People After They Lost Weight Fast

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I went from a healthy weight, to obese, and I am back to healthy. It’s definitely made me appreciate my looks more. I used to HATE having my picture taken when I was at a healthy weight, then lamented while I was obese that I barely had any pictures of myself when I was healthy. Now I take every picture opportunity I can get, and enjoy how I look in the mirror. @throwitawaydaybyday

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I wasn’t obese but I lost 30 lbs (from 150 to 120) and oh my god I have cheekbones now! @starglitter

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I posted a before and after Instagram photo and on Monday one of my coworkers said to me, “It’s crazy because I don’t remember you being that overweight!” and I couldn’t decide if I was flattered or insulted. @ItalicSlope

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I lost over 90 pounds last year and what surprised me most is I forgot to calculate for shrinking underwear. It cost a bundle to replace, but was incentive to keep the weight off, which I did! Oh. And my shoe size went down one size. That is pretty common as well. @suspect309

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Lost 67 pounds, and some unexpected fun stuff happened:

— Was running with my friends once and a group of girls drove up and cat called us and my friends said “That was for you.”

— Went on dates with some of the most attractive girls during this time.

— Took much longer for me to realize I am now fit, constantly surprised that attractive girls want to hang out.

— Looking good is half the battle. Being fun to be around and having a good sense of humor goes a long way. It was very hard to understand that attractive girls may feel nervous as well. @benbraddock2002

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How much I disliked the people who were suddenly nice to me, and there were a lot of them. My kids wouldn’t cuddle with me because I wasn’t “soft” anymore. @Toyslinger

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I lost 85 lbs last year. I’m constantly surprised at how I CRAVE water. Before I would never drink water. I’d drink milk, juice, and occasionally soda but never water. But now my body screams for water. I’m not talking I just get thirsty. I desperately NEED water, and now I’m one of those people that constantly needs to have a water bottle on me. @SeattleTrashPanda

Maybe people you know have had the same experience? We would love to find out!

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