10 Reasons Happy People Are Thinner

Written by andy

Getting skinny makes you happy, or vice versa?

Most of us do exercise to get in shape, but did you know that doing exercise is the key to being happy? The happier you are, the more exercise you are doing, and thus the skinnier you will become!

Here are a few reasons that happy people tend to be thinner:

  1. They’re less likely to indulge in emotional eating. When you eat emotionally, you tend to snack on high-fat, high-carb, sweet foods that provide little nourishment and LOTS of calories–leading to weight gain. Happier people don’t eat emotionally.
  2. They have more energy. Being happy is one of the best things to feel more alive and have more energy. We’ve all felt that energy rush that accompanies the feeling of elation and excitement.
  3. They do more exercise. It has been proven that happy people lead healthier lives, meaning that those who are happier tend to do more exercise. The more exercise you do, the healthier AND happier you will become. It’s an awesome cycle that improves your health dramatically.
  4. They can handle more stressors. Being happy allows you to handle the stress and pressure of everyday life. Less stress means lower cortisol levels. Cortisol is the hormone that your body produces when under stress, and it contributes to obesity.
  5. They sleep better. When you are happy, you are able to sleep and relax much more easily. This means that you can enjoy a night’s rest without stress or depression, and you get a much better night’s sleep. Sleeping well is one of the keys to losing weight, as it helps your body to fight hunger pangs and cravings, as well as gives you more energy.

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  1. They are less dependent on food. Remember, many people eat as a means of coping with their sadness or depression, and they grow more dependent on food as time passes. If you’re happy, however, you are far less dependent on food, and thus less likely to overeat when you feel sad.
  2. They feel more confident about themselves. You’ve heard the expression “look good, feel good, and nowhere is it more visible than in the realm of health and weight loss. When you look good, you feel better and happier, and your confidence grows. The happier you are, the more likely it is that you will be happy with the way you look.
  3. They are less prone to panic and anxiety attacks. People who suffer from panic attacks and anxiety attacks may be happy from time to time, but happier people are less prone to suffering from these attacks. Exercise plays an important role in managing these attacks, and it helps you to be happier as well.
  4. They are more likely to have friends to work alongside them. It’s amazing how happy people seem to ALWAYS have friends to hang around, no matter where they are or what they’re doing. When you have more friends, you are more likely to engage in social activities like going to the gym or doing exercise outdoors. Working out alongside friends is one of the best ways to promote healthy weight loss and getting in shape, which is why happy people with lots of friends are often in better shape.
  5. They have higher self-esteem. When you are happy, you tend to think positively about yourself and your life. This gives your self-esteem a boost, and it helps you to cope with problems in your life–such as being overweight. When you can see being overweight as just another problem to deal with, it’s easier to lose weight and get in shape!

Yes, being happy can lead to being thinner, and losing weight makes you happy. It’s a cycle of awesome that just works!

About the author


Some people get lucky and are born with fit, toned bodies. Andy Peloquin is not one of those people... Fitness has come hard for him, and he's had to work for it. His trials have led him to becoming a martial artist, an NFPT-certified fitness trainer, and a man passionate about exercise, diet and healthy living. He loves to exercise--he does so six days a week--and loves to share his passion for fitness and health with others.

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