Lose Weight Or Lose 13 Years!

Mar 30, 2022

 by Nicole Grevelis

📣Lose Weight Or Lose 13 Years!

We hear it all the time!
Lose weight for your health...

Unfortunately, people don't realize just how critical this is to their physical well-being and ultimately their life expectancy!

In January 2003, the Journal of the American Medical Association featured a study finding that obesity appears to lessen life expectancy, especially among young adults.

The study showed an obese 20-year-old white male, (5'10")178cm and weighing (288 pounds) 130kg was estimated to lose 13 years of his life as a result of obesity.
Can you believe that!?

It is now well researched that the Western diet leads to obesity and can actually stimulate the growth of cancer cells.

Please note, this is diet related! That means it's never too late to improve your health through better nutrition, movement, adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Here are simple steps to follow, which can make an immediate improvement to your health and vitality!

1. Check to see if you are overweight or obese.
Find out your BMI (Body Mass Index) by dividing your weight (measured in kilos) by your height (measured in metres) squared. If the result is greater than 25, your health may be improved by losing weight.


2. Match your diet to your body’s requirements.
If you eat and drink more calories than your body requires (uses), you will gain weight!

Get control of your portion sizes, chose leaner proteins, incorporate carbs that fuel you and skip the fast food restaurants!!
...decreasing the intake of processed foods.


3. Color your diet with a large variety of cancer-fighting fruits and vegetables.
There are seven different color ranges of both fruits and vegetables. Be sure to get 5 to 9 daily servings from a wide range of these high antioxidant, disease fighting foods.


4. Eat lean protein with every meal.
Protein provides a powerful signal to the brain providing a longer sense of fullness. The right source of protein is essential to controlling your hunger with fewer calories and is necessary to maintain your lean muscle mass.

Choices of (lean) proteins could be soy; tempeh, satin, white meat chicken and turkey, white fishes as well as shrimp & scallops. Cottage and Greek yogurts are also high in protein.


5. Rev up your metabolism with activity.

If you want to enjoy a lifetime of well being, exercise is a key ingredient. Thirty minutes of activity 5-7 days a week & it can be as simple as a brisk walk.. (See our post from 3/25 on exercise and how to start)


6. Wait at least 2 hours between meals but no less than 4!
Waiting 2 hours ensures more digestion of the previous meal, while eating no longer than 4 hours decrease the possibilities of eatting too much! (The later equates increase of fat storage)


7. Create a support group with friends & family to ensure your success, developing a healthier eating plan and to reach your goal weight.

The study, “Effects of Internet Behavioral Counseling on Weight Loss in Adults at Risk of Type 2 Diabetes” shows that participants who had the support of weight loss coaching lost more weight than those who didn’t. The study concluded that the support of a weight loss coach can significantly improve weight loss results.

Being overweight or obese has been identified as the most preventable major risk to developing cancer.
That & smoking!

Even small weight losses over time show benefit to ones health.

Remember, it’s never too late to start moving more, and eating healthier! 

Reach out to apply for coaching now! 

Cheers to your body's healthy longevity!