In the December, 2004 Journal of Oncology, a large study showed any patient entering into a five-year chemotherapy program in the United States has a 2.1 percent chance of surviving after that five-year period. - Clinical Oncology (2004) doi:10.1016/j.clon.2004.06.007
The more body weight you carry around, the shorter time you'll likely have to carry it. Obesity is more than a cosmetic problem - it poses many health risks and can shorten life span significantly.
Not only is obesity a risk factor for cancer, but it's also a factor for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, arthritis, depression and other chronic diseases. On average, it can take more than ten years off a person’s life, according to two national studies.
A staggering 67% of American adults currently meet the scientific definition of obesity. An estimated 1,200 people per day die from weight-related diseases. This adds up to over 400,000 people per year - more than the number killed annually by pneumonia, motor vehicle accidents and airline crashes combined. The health care cost of all this extra weight is estimated at $117 billion annually. Here are some additional facts about obesity: Diabetes is four times more common in obese than in lean adultsMortality increases with weight gainT…
Ketones are compounds created by your body when it burns stored fat for energy.
When your diet is low in carbohydrates, your body responds to the lowered levels of blood sugar by switching to another source of energy.
Your body then converts fatty acids in the liver to ketones. Ketones become the main source of energy, as long as your blood sugar levels remain low.
So to burn fat, keep your daily carbohydrate levels in the fifty to eighty grams range. Be sure to include plenty of low-starch vegetables in order to give your body plenty of nutrition, fiber and alkalizing minerals.
Isn't this a better way to lose weight, especially if you don't have time to exercise every day?
You might be surprised at what you're eating. The odds are, it's not real food. Eating real food has brought "believe it or not" results for these people:
One man went from eight beers a day to zero in ten days.
One woman lost twenty-four pounds in six weeks and was never hungry. Still isn't.
Other tidbits from members of the real food program:
"Sexual energy up after one week.""After two weeks, my hot flashes are gone and I can sleep through the night again.""No more gas and bloating after two weeks. No more diarrhea. Depression is gone.""Energy for sports back up. Sexual desire back up. Belching almost gone." What are they doing?
1. Eating real food: Learning what it is and where to find it.
2. Resisting the industrial foods they used to eat everyday, from supermarkets and restaurants.
These folks are happily getting their food in all kinds of places, online and off. Apparently, it has also helped all manner of ailments - in as …
Yet as I've previously discussed, this formula leaves sincere people frustrated and just as fat as when they started, if not more so. (By the way, this weight loss method has just a 2% success rate.)
As Gary Taubes explains in Good Calories, Bad Calories, "saying fat people are fat because they eat too much is about as informative as saying alcoholics are alcoholics because they drink too much. It doesn't begin to explain why."
Naughton ends with, "We eat too much because we’re too hungry. And we’re too hungry because the federal government decided to tell us how to eat and helped turn us into a nation of carbohydrate …
Overweight people are: 50 percent more likely to develop heart diseaseUp to 360 percent more likely to develop diabetes16 percent more likely to die of a first heart attackRoughly 50 percent more likely to have total cholesterol above 25050 percent more likely to have erectile dysfunction14 percent less attractive to the opposite sexLikely to spend 37 percent more a year at the pharmacyLikely to stay 19 percent longer in the hospital20 percent more likely to have asthma Up to 31 percent more likely to die of any cause19 percent more likely to die in a car crash120 percent more likely to develop stomach cancerUp to 90 percent more likely to develop gallstones590 percent more likely to develop esophageal cancer 35 percent more likely to develop kidney cancer 14 percent more likely to have osteoarthritis 70 percent more likely to develop high blood pressure
Sixty-seven percent of Americans are overweight or obese. You don't have to be one of them. You can succeed by findi…
Before you eat your next steak or burger, try to find out what they've fed the animal. You might be stuffing yourself with tumor-causing excess Omega 6.
Here's the story, mostly borrowed from a friendly rancher named Bill Kurtis.
For thousands of years, cattle grazed on grass.
But about sixty years ago, some government people got an idea. "During World War II, a surplus of cheap corn provided by the government was fed by ranchers to their cattle with startling results. The meat was tasty because of excess fat, and the cattle gained weight quickly, which meant more money faster. The entire industry eventually became an assembly line from pasture to giant feedlots for grain-feeding, then on to slaughter-house, supermarket, and steakhouse.
"It took fifty years before nutritionists realized that the highly marketed 'corn-fed marbling' was the wrong fat, Omega-6.
"It's no use trying to blame anyone. Who knew? Fatty acids were only discovered by molecular biolog…
Two hundred and thirty-four years ago, the course of human events changed forever. Many thanks to those fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence, those who currently serve, and those who have given their lives in defense of our great nation.
We live in the Information Age. So if you currently do not like the way you look or feel, then become determined to get educated about fitness and nutrition. Then you can make solid choices and put the odds for good health in your favor.
It may not always be easy, but long-term, you'll be glad you did it.