Have you ever been around someone that always talked bad about you? They always put you down, they always ridicule you and they are always hurling inflammatory comments at you? If so, what is the solution? It’s simple really…separate yourself from the one causing all the problems. But guess what? Your body fat talks to you too. For too many people it is a constant source of negative talk, inflammatory messages, comments leading to disease and frequent ridicule. Your body fat talks.
Body fat is considered an endocrine organ. Much like your thyroid and adrenal glands. Organs that we are more familiar with, that are responsible for sending messages to all parts of the body and the cause of serious problems when not working properly. Body fat also transmits messages and even “those few extra pounds” can be problematic for you and your health.
To “talk right” you need body fat that is within normal ranges for your body frame. You need to stop the negative messages and increase the messages of health and well-being. You need to make sure that you alter body fat in a healthy and graded fashion. Don’t forget that all of our toxin exposure, heavy metal burden, inflammatory products, etc are stored in body fat. When you lose body fat you also liberate all this junk into your body so you need to make sure that your detoxification systems can keep up with the rate at which you burn fat.
How do you know if you are burning fat in a healthy way? The most effective and simple way is a bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). Don’t get fooled into the handheld units or the scales that you stand on…those aren’t effective.
From this measurement you can assess your lean muscle mass, total body water and total body fat. This can then be used to modify your body composition program to achieve the greatest results. Research indicates that even a loss of 7-10% of your total body weight in the first year of a weight loss program is effective in conferring health benefit to you. In some cases that is as little as 0.24 pounds per week! So don’t give up, stay encouraged and start today with a weight loss program. It won’t happen overnight, but the end results are well worth it.
If you’re in the Bismarck-Mandan area give us a call and we’d be happy to provide you with an initial complimentary BIA to give you a starting point on your body composition.