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This Is What Happens to Your Body After Losing 10 Pounds

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What does 10 pounds of fat look like? It will vary depending on your starting weight, the kind of diet changes you make, and how fast you lose the weight. But the benefits of losing 10 pounds are more universal. By some markers, "overweight" means being 10% over your body's ideal weight range, and "obese" is 20 percent and higher. So for a 150-pound person, losing 10 pounds can place them in a whole new medical bracket. Losing 10 pounds may sound like barely a molehill, but shedding 10 pounds is a fantastic feat—regardless of your starting weight. "There's something magical about that first 10-pound weight loss that I don't see at other markers," says Lisa Ellis, MS, RDN, CDN, LCSW, founder of Integrating Nutrition in White Plains, New York. "It tends to foster motivation. And people start to build upon their successes." To understand just how impactful losing 10 pounds can be, read on to uncover exactly what happens to your bod