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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

What NOT to Eat to Lose Weight

Weight Loss Tips

Easy Weight Loss Tips

Diet and exercise are recommended for anyone who wants to lose weight, but for most of us that task is sometimes too difficult to achieve. Here are some changes most people can make to their diet that are fairly easy.

Never Eat these Foods

  • Eliminate all sugar beverages, including diet drinks. This includes milk, soy milk, and all fruit juice. Drink only pure water, and make sure you drink at least 64 ounces a day.
  • Eliminate all margarine from your diet. Butter is far better.
  • Do not eat any baked goods such as cake, muffins, pastas, or breads. You can eat whole wheat products that have no preservatives.
  • Do not eat ANY processed foods. If it contains preservatives, don’t eat it.
  • Do not eat ANY foods that contain genetically modified ingredients such as corn or soy.
  • Do not take ANY vitamins that are chemically created (synthetic). Only take vitamins that are made directly from plants. Read more