Now the task begins of how to implement a lifestyle change with the greatest results coming from the smallest of efforts. Let's look at one of the groups as an example.
This group is at a life stage where their bodies are changing. Body metabolism has slowed, and physical activity has likely declined. They are "on the go" often because of their careers and have a mountain of obligations to deal with once they do finally finish their day at the office and arrive at home.
- Middle Age
- Rewarding Careers
- No Hereditary Health Factors
- Mildly Overweight
- High Blood Pressure
- High Triglyceride Levels
Factors that can be controlled and things to be implemented for positive change:
- Type of Diet and Eating Patterns-Developing a Restructured Diet
- Exercise Levels-Implementing Established Routines
- Thinking Patterns-Forming an "I Can" Attitude
- Can likely achieve the desired results best with a Low-Carbohydrate/High Fat diet combined with Complete Body Workouts 3 times a week for no more than 30-40 minutes per workout and by eating smaller meals 4-5 times a day rather than 2 or 3 large meals.
Regular Exercise will increase muscle mass and your body will be demanding a greater caloric intake. Lower Carbohydrate Intake will lower glycogen levels which will reduce blood fat and decrease glucose levels. Your body will burn fat instead of carbohydrates for fuel and increase the use of protein for your muscles. Your weight may or may not change dramatically because the new muscle mass will offset the loss of fat (weight) you are carrying. (fat tissue takes up more volume than muscle tissue of the same weight and takes up more (space) therefore your appearance is larger with fat weight).
A few simple lifestyle changes can lower your blood pressure
and blood fat (triglyceride) levels significantly!
- You have a problem, want to live well, and are willing to change.
- Specific issues you need to address. Get a in-depth physical with comprehensive lab work (including metabolic panel), urinalysis, stool samples, and EKG.
- Action plan based on your body's needs.
- Lifestyle changes and track your progress with new lab tests, weight changes, body muscle mass/fat ratio, and overall physical and mental comfort.
Implement an altered eating pattern and diet change,
develop a consistent exercise routine, and embrace an "I can" attitude.
Are you R.E.D.I. to Live Well?