Weight Loss In Florence SC
FIVE SECRETS TO WEIGHT LOSS
More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese (JAMA). Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. Obesity is higher among middle age adults, 40-59 years old (39.5%) than among younger adults, age 20-39 (30.3%) or adults over 60 or above (35.4%) adults.
Let’s now look at the five secrets to weight loss.
#1. Low calorie and low fat diets don’t work. A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reveal that calorie intake alone was not sufficient to predict weight loss. Calories are the measurement of potential energy in food. If you take in more energy than you need the body will store it as fat.
#2. Hormones affect not only your weight, but also your sleep, digestion, energy, blood pressure, metabolism and mood. The three glands whose hormones are most related to your weight are: Adrenal, Thyroid and Pancreas. If your hormones are out of balance it is impossible to lose weight.
#3. To be healthy you must only eat and drink those things that are healthy for your body. Stay away from junk food. The accumulation of stress, pollutants and lack of nutrients create “Free radicals” which damages cells. Fruits and vegetables are high in “Antioxidants” which destroys free radicals. Drink plenty of spring or filtered water (half your body weight in ounces) daily, to avoid the increasing quantity of contaminants found in surface and tap water.
#4. You must exercise to be healthy and lose weight. Exercise build muscle mass. Muscle cells are where metabolism occurs. Metabolism determines how fast or slow your body converts food to energy. The more muscle mass the more metabolic activity. Women have a 10% slower metabolic rate than men, that why women have more problems with weight gain and are slower to lose weight.
#5. Get out of pain. One of the main reasons people choose not to be active is the amount of physical pain they are in. A report found that 89 percent of adult Americans “have some sort of pain on a monthly basis”. If the cause of your pain is not apparent, such as a recent, it most likely due to undetected nerve damage. Undetected nerve damage not only cause pain but can interfere with metabolism and digestion.
If you are serious about reducing your weight and the associate risk factors (Diabetes, Hypertension, Stroke) consider a Wellness Practice that consider every aspect related to your health in general, in order to design an individual program to restore your ideal weight and vitality.
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