Ever had a day where you feel like your brain just isn’t all there? Maybe even multiple days? Your weight may not only effect how well you feel… but also how well you think! One way to shake off that sluggish feeling, both body and mind, may be to work at shedding some of those unwanted pounds.
A new study shows that as the number on the scale goes up, brain function and blood flow go down. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, is one of the largest linking brain dysfunction with obesity. Researchers analyzed 35,000 neuroimaging scans from more than 17,000 people and found that weight has a serious impact on brain function. In addition to increasing the risk for developing Alzheimer’s, people with unhealthy weights were more likely to experience other brain-centric issues, such as depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, addiction, suicide and schizophrenia. When it comes to concentration and the ability to effectively handle work tasks, people with unhealthy weights were less likely to perform well and unable to focus compared to those with healthy weights.
But there’s good news, too.
Weight loss, regular exercise, and adopting a healthy, calorie-controlled diet improved brain function. In other words, if you struggle with your weight, it’s possible to turn things around and get your full cognitive function back.
And Diet-to-Go can definitely help with that.*
Our chef-crafted meals are balanced for nutrition and portion-size and delivered 100% safely right to your door. We offer four menus and an individualized plan to help you meet your goals*:
Our #1-Rated Balance Menu has been helping dieters reach their weight-loss goals for 25 years. This menu combines mouth-watering, restaurant-quality flavors with dietitian-approved, balanced portions of the foods you love.
This is our diabetes-friendly menu that’s designed to help you control blood sugar naturally.
For those who understand and prefer a classic, Atkins-style, carb-restricted diet, this menu is perfect for you. The Keto-Carb30 menu offers a variety of delicious meals – including meat, cheese and eggs – that can help you lose weight quickly and effectively.
This is a Vegetarian version of our #1-Rated Balance Menu. This plan has been helping dieters reach their weight-loss goals for 25 years. This menu combines mouth-watering, restaurant-quality flavors with dietitian-approved, balanced portions of the foods you love.
Author: Caitlin H
Diet-to-Go Community Manager
Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.