Doctor Oz was told by a lady in his audience that she lost 100 pounds in the past two years, and that she has a much better self-esteem now. Why does weight loss have such a big influence on our self-esteem?
Dr Oz said that by losing weight, you allow your hormones to work the way they are supposed to. Belly fat converts estrogen levels in the wrong way, which is why omentum fat is associated with breast cancer. Belly fat also does things to testosterone levels. When your hormones are out-of-whack, you are not as happy and in-balance as when your hormones are functioning properly. So perhaps this accounts for why your self-esteem is higher when you lose weight.