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210 Pound Weight Loss Journey

If you are overweight, you can experience weight loss success and share your own weight loss journey in the near future.

Weight loss is possible, but only if you know it is a journey, not an overnight transformation.

magic wand photoToo many people believe that a weight loss will happen quickly with a magic pill or a six week diet. They want a way to lose weight in a way that does not involve a change to their overall lifestyle. They want the “magic pill” or a short diet to do the work of eliminating excess fat on their body. This is why we see so many miracle weight loss pills and diet books on the market.

There is no magic to weight loss. No magic wand; no fairy dust. It is a life-long journey.

The 70% Solution

Because 70% of Americans are overweight, the weight loss industry is a huge and profitable enterprise. According to the research organization Marketdata Enterprises which specializes in tracking niche industries, Americans spend more than $60 billion annually in an effort to lose weight.

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Many people join gyms to lose weight and get in shape. Nearly $23 billion is spent by 55 million Americans on gym memberships. If going to the gym does not seem to produce immediate results, the motivation to exercise often dwindles. So, while the average gym membership costs $58 per month, only 18% of members use the gym consistently.

Diets May Lower Your Metabolism

Practically everyone who wants to lose weight has tried dieting. It is estimated that 45 million Americans start a diet each year. And many of these people will buy diet book to guide them.

Many diets have you eliminate healthy foods and so provide poor nutrition. While most diets do help you lose fat, you also lose muscle mass at the same time.

Loss of muscle reduces your metabolism and is a major problem with diets. This causes your body to burn fewer calories after your diet than before you started your diet. And, most people put more weight back on after they go off their diet, making matters worse.

Weight Loss Journey

But, temporary diets, diet pills or good intentions for exercise are not the answer to our overweight crisis. It took years living an unhealthy lifestyle to put on too much weight. It was a lifestyle that put on the weight. It’s going to be a new and better lifestyle that will take off the weight and keep it off.

That new lifestyle will include consistently getting good nutrition, eating healthy foods, and getting enough rest and exercise.

Here is a beautifully inspiring weight loss video about one person who took that journey and succeeded.

Summer’s Weight loss Journey l 210lbs Gone Naturally

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I began my Journey in 2014 and have been maintaining my 200+lb weight loss since 2015. The next step in my journey will be excess skin removal.

I am also expecting my first baby…boy (Ky) and I’m due in a week from today 🙂 I have gained exactly 3Olbs over the entire pregnancy.

DISCLAIMER:
– I lost this weight completely Naturally through healthy Dietary changes and a very active lifestyle.(NO WL SURGERY)
-I do NOT market any weight loss products for any company.
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-I am not YET certified in Fitness/Nutrition therefore, I can not provide personalized meal or workout plans.
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How Can You Prevent Heart Disease?

Edward Palank, M.D., talks about the risks and warning signs of heart disease.

Cardiovascular disease is one of the feared diseases of most people. Especially to people who don’t control what they eat, take supplements intelligently, and who don’t participate in physical activities. In a nutshell, people who are overweight or obese.

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Actually, heart disease isn’t just about obesity and overweight. For as long as you consume foods that help produce free radicals that cause way too much scaring in your arteries, cholesterol in blood will accumulate over the scar tissue, blocking your arteries. Meals like the one pictured here are sure to give you clogged arteries.

But, you can also get a heart disease if you have family history of heart disease. Aside from the fact that heart disease is the leading killer in the U.S., what else do you need to know about heart disease?

Cardiovascular disease is a disorder that impacts the heart muscle or the arteries of the heart. It impacts you whenever your heart is not working the way it should. There are various kinds of cardiovascular disease like coronary heart disease, congenital cardiovascular disease, arrythmia heart disease, angina heart disease, and more.

Even so, organic cardiovascular disease is not a common heart problem. But, it is important to learn about this problem. Organic heart disease occurs when your heart is deformed or inflamed. The heart may operate poorly in different ways, like it can become irritable which can result in rapid beating. If your heart is not functioning properly, your breathing will be affected causing shortness of breath.

Organic heart disease may show inflammation of the heart with the formation of scar tissue which results in the deformation of the valves. Or, it may consist of hardening of the muscles of the heart preventing them from functioning properly. Or the muscular cells of the heart may soften and stretch. All of these different conditions are called organic heart diseases. Many people know only of heart valve disease when in truth this is not as serious as organic heart disease.

An enlarged heart is also another form of organic heart disease. Jim Fixx, the author of “The Complete Book of Running“, had a congenitally enlarged heart. But, died of a heart attack while running. He had clogged arteries which he neglected.

Inflammation due to rheumatism may be a cause, or some other form of infection. But, it usually develops over time through the influences that exist in your life.

Symptoms such as shortness of breath is commonly the first sign of heart disease. But, it can misdirect you to blame your lungs and not your heart. A rapidly beating heart may also be a signal of heart disease. Or the heart may seem to stop at times and then continues to beat again. Or you may experience a strong sense of pain in the chest, arms, or legs.

But, the sound of the heart in a person with heart disease often requires the trained ear of a specialist to notice.

How Can You Prevent Heart Disease?

Dr. Esselstyn’s ongoing 21-year study shows that you CAN reverse and prevent heart disease and save your life. Of 20 patients sent home to die by their cardiologists in 1989, every one is still alive and healthy today, and heart-disease free, even though together they had had a total of 63 cardiac events before entering his study.

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, MD of the famed Cleveland Clinic, gives a FULL 62 minute talk about reversing heart disease with a plant based diet, from the 2003 VegSource Healthy Lifestyle Expo

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This talk and many other life-saving presentations are available on DVD from the VegSource store at https://secure2.vegsource.com/catalog/
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Most heart disease is reversible. It requires a healthy lifestyle including healthy food, good nutrition, and proper exercise. But, the best prescription is to maintain a healthy lifestyle before you develop heart disease and prevent it from happening.