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The Benefits of Weight Loss

There are people who love you and want you to be around for a very long time. Studies have shown that weight loss of 10 percent or more of your total body weight can increase your life expectancy. If you are overweight or obese, you are a heart attack or stroke waiting to happen. Is it fair to the people you love to see that happen?

I’m and EMT. I’ve been trained to save lives. It is extremely challenging to save an overweight person who has suffered a heart attack. Even with the latest techniques and AED equipment, the chances of survival are slim. I don’t work on an ambulance crew, but those guys get 9-1-1 calls every day for heart attacks. Each time they struggle because they see grieving families standing around watching as they try to revive a loved one. It doesn’t have to happen.

I am going to help you so that does not happen to you, if you will let me.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the top ten leading causes of death are (weight loss can reduce the risk of the ones in red): Read more

Weight Loss Medic Agrees with Dr. Oz

Willpower alone is not enough. Diet and exercise are not the answer for the millions who have tried to lose weight. Help is needed to succeed.

A short video clip of Dr. Oz is available on the EPXBody website. In the video Dr. Oz explains several important facts for anyone who would like to lose weight:

  • The success measurement to keep track of is not your weight, but instead it is your waist size measured in inches at the belly button. The goal should be to get the waist size to be half your height or less.
  • If you eat unhealthy food it will end up being processed through the liver and end up adding to the omentum – belly fat. (NOTE: Dr. Oz actually shows real omentum in the video, holding up health omentum and then unhealthy omentum. Yuk!)
  • A big omentum, or belly fat, poisons the liver, causes high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Read more