Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Biggest Loser of the New Year

The update came in just after yesterday's story was published and it's a whopper – 16.8 pounds released thru day 21 of the Caveman Challenge.  Chris's doctor will also be pleased with his reduced blood pressure readings which decreased from 134/71 to 122/65.  Chris is hopeful his doctor will cut the bp medication as these readings continue to decline.   I'm thrilled with all the reports.  We're not even at the half-way mark and these volunteers are feeling great about their progress.

If you're curious how so many people are losing weight, it's not too late to join the challenge.  There is no cost and the payoff is huge.  I read a quote about how losing ten pounds can reduce the risk of getting diabetes by 60%.  This is important to me because it runs in my family.  Here's what the latest group of volunteers committed to in the Caveman 45-day Challenge:
  • Concentrate on five foods – fruits, veggies, nuts, beans and seeds.
  • Avoid processed foods or packages with artificial ingredients.
  • Skip dairy.
  • Limit alcohol to no more than two glasses of wine per day.
  • Give up buns on your burgers, tortillas and chips.
People ask, "is this really something I can do?"  My answer is, "it depends."  Consider how risky your current situation is, including your weight, your need for prescription medicine, your lipid panel readings and your blood pressure.  Are you willing to risk your health because you're not sure you can give up certain foods?  I believe eating like a caveman for 45 days is a small price to pay in order to avoid something terrible  – like a heart attack, stroke or cancer.  Give this challenge a try and join my skinny friends today.  You may be the biggest loser of the year.  Have a great day.

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