Friday, April 24, 2015

Wahoo! Day 30!

OK folks here it is! 
I started my cleanse on March 26th and it ended today the 24th. 
In the beginningI weighed 240lbs, Arms=18 1/2 in. Thighs=30in, Waist=42in, Chest= 48, and Hips=54.
Now I weigh 227, -13 lbs!Arms=17, Thighs= 26, Waist= 38, Chest= 45, and Hips=52.In all I lost 14 1/5 inches!

Man oh man am I proud of myself! I am a bit eh to share my photo results, but hey it's only gonna get better right! SO here it is!

I can see a big difference! Woooo.
Now some people may even be like, only 13lbs? 
I'm gonna tell you about what a BIG difference 10lbs can do for you and your body.

Lowers Cholesterol
Being obese is linked to high levels of LDL, which from what I see is the "bad" type of cholesterol, as LDL circulated through your blood, it can deposit plaque in your arteries, narrowing them, which as we all know can lead to heart attack or stroke. 
When you lose you increase your HDL cholesterol, which is the "good" type. It stops LDL from depositing om your artery walls. 10lbs of weight loss can lower cholesterol by more than 10%!

Lower Blood Pressure

Blood pressure measures the pressure on your artery walls, so if you have plaque buildup, your blood pressure will be hihgh. Losing 10lbs will decrease your blood pressure, protecting your heart and kidneys.

Reduced Risk for Heart Attacks

As mentioned above, weight loss lowers your blood pressure and cholesterol. Just 10lbs gone can result in a greater than 50% risk reduction for heart attacks.

Reduced Risk for Dementia

Nearly half of Americans have too much visceral fat, the abdominal fat that surrounds your internal organs, visible in their protruding bellies. The Danger is this: visceral fat contains cells that release inflammation causing chemicals in the body, which can cause memory loss and increase your chances of developing dementia. 

Reduced Risk for Sleep Apnea

Losing 10lbs can widen your windpipe, helping you sleep through the night and reduce your risk  for developing sleep apnea. And when you sleep well, your levels of leptin (the hormone that signals when you've had enough to eat) rise. So, a good night's sleep will help you lose even more weight.

Reduced Joint Pain

Now this is a biggie! Being overweight put a HUGE amount of pressure on your joints. For each extra pound of excess weight on your body, you add 3 times that amount of pressure on your knees. This means that 1- extra pounds equates to 30 pounds of pressure grinding down. And when walking up stairs, multiply you extra weight by 7. Thirty pounds of pressure just became 70 pounds. 
As you lose weight and reduce the pressure on your joints, the cushioning between your bones will build back up. And 10lbs may result in as much as 50% decrease in your odds of developing osteoarthritis. 

Reduced Risk for Cancer

Fat cells are highly active, releasing large amounts of hormones like estrogen, insulin, and insulin like growth factors that can fuel many cancers. 
The risk for many types of cancers declines when you lose weight, but it's a particularly true for breast and uterine cancers, where losing only 8lbs can significantly reduce the levels of specific carcinogenic hormones.

Reduce Risk of Diabetes

The more weight you lose, the less sensitive your cells become to insulin. A weight loss of 10lbs can reduce your chance of getting diabetes by 60%.

Improved Sex Life

Your sex drive is affected by high blood pressure and diabetes, conditions you're likely to have if your overweight. Additionally, erectile dysfunction can be a problem for as many as 80% of obese men.

And last but not least! TAKE LESS MEDICATIONS!

If you're ready to get you Cleanse on and lose an extra 10lbs
 come on and ask to join The Cleanse Hub!

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1 comment:

  1. I am BEYOND PROUD of You Sara!! You are Such an inspiration to me!!