Why Does Marijuana Make You Lose Weight?

Does Smoking Weed Help You Lose Weight? - VICE

Medical marijuana has gained ongoing recognition over the years and it can be a highly effective treatment for a wide range of conditions. What many people are discovering about medical marijuana is that it can have an excellent effect in helping you lose weight.

The stereotypes about getting the munchies, eating bad food and more could be exacerbated when we consider that marijuana can have some overwhelming effects with weight loss.

Obesity And Marijuana

Cannabis-related weight loss is growing in popularity. Many cannabis users are reported to have a better weight to height ratio than noncannabis users. Researchers studied a wide range of populations and determined that obesity rates were considerably lower in people that had reported using cannabis at least 2-3 days per week.

Cannabis use is statistically associated with a lower BMI and this is a trend that continues to show up in a series of studies.

Even though marijuana users do typically eat more than non-marijuana users, they regularly weigh less. The caloric intake reported amongst cannabis users was usually around 600 calories more each day but BMI was effected positively even with the same levels of activity and a higher caloric intake.

What we can determine from these results is that marijuana was responsible for improving the metabolic rate of the people that were surveyed. As an important biological system, our metabolism changes that way we digest and put on fat, and affecting this with marijuana will ensure that we can better process our food and enjoy an improved biological system for starving off excess fat.

If you are interested in losing weight, taking the option of regularly using marijuana 2-3 times per week could be an excellent way to affect your metabolism and improve your journey into weight loss.

This post was written by Flo Sugyatno, operations manager of LOCAL’d and cannabis expert. LOCAL’d is a helping hand to the companies that strengthen your community in the Washington, DC area. Helping them to grow through financial and promotional support.