‘When Life Serves Up Day After
Boring, Unfulfilled Day . . .’
Her life seemed just like Groundhog Day . . .
Perhaps you remember that '90s movie in which comedian Bill Murray kept waking up each morning to repeat the same day over and over again.
Yes — for this woman, every day was nearly a carbon copy of the day before.
With the same dull routine repeated day in and day out.
Work . . .
Couch . . .
Computer . . .
TV . . .
She often confessed to her close friends and family that she wanted more from her life, but there was one major factor she felt was holding her back from living the life she wanted. If only she could figure out how to change it . . .
Before I go on, I should probably give you some background on this woman. We'll call her "Dr. N." because she was actually a chiropractic physician.
Dr. N. had spent 17 years of her life in practice helping others recuperate from injuries and achieve better health.
However, she herself was not living the healthy life she was helping others achieve. You see, Dr. N. was in her early 50s and weighed 170 pounds.
What's even worse, her doctor had just warned her she was not only overweight, but lab tests indicated she was also prediabetic. She was well on the road to Type 2 diabetes, a disease her older sister suffered from.
And she wondered — how could such a thing have happened?
Dr. N. knew a lot about healthy living and fitness. Yet here she was — this doctor — tipping the scales at 170 pounds.
Can You Say Middle-Aged, Frumpy, and Fat?
Dr. N. calls this photo "blackmail material" . . . As she puts it, the only one happy in this picture was her little kitten.
And the only reason she would consider letting this photo out here for all the world to see is because she thinks it could be helpful — maybe even helpful to you.
Because this story is about a very troubling issue millions of Americans struggle with on a daily basis. A story about middle-age weight gain.
So whether you're a woman or a man — if you're in your 40s, 50s or beyond, perhaps you can relate to this 100% true story I'm sharing with you.
And this IS a story with a happy ending. I'll just tell you that up front.
Because this is also a story about weight loss — 40 pounds of weight loss, in fact.
You'll see in just a few minutes what dropping 40 pounds looks like, so please keep reading.
And by the time you finish this short but powerful story about our chiropractor and how she managed to lose 40 pounds (and more importantly, keep it off), you'll discover the reasons why you too may have packed on extra pounds during mid-life.
But most importantly, just like our chiropractic doctor, you'll discover some of the best ways to fight back once and for all. To get back that slim, trim, and energetic body you might think you've lost forever.
This is no "pipe dream" . . . I promise what I'm about to show you here can be your reality, too.
I say that because this story is very personal to me. In fact, despite writing many health stories over the years, this is the most personal story I've ever written.
Why? Because this is my story. Yes, that's me — Susan — in this frumpy and dumpy photo.
So if you're middle-aged and carrying around some extra weight, I can relate. I get it because I've been there.
When I saw this photo of myself a few years ago, I finally decided to get serious about my weight problem. But what good is a "before" photo without some "after" photos? I'll show you how I look now in just a bit.
In fact, the story you'll read over the next few minutes changed the entire course of my life. Because of how I altered my own health and my weight, I rededicated my career to becoming a health writer. I found that I could reach and help many more people writing about health than I ever could by being a chiropractic doctor.
And now, my life no longer resembles Groundhog Day.
In fact, every day is different. Now every day is a journey free of the "if only's" . . .
My journey has taken me places I never expected to go when I was heavy. I've been able to enjoy physical activities I never thought I'd be able to pursue, even when I was in my 20s and 30s.
And I'll prove it to you by showing you pictures that will open your mind to the possibilities. I'm going to share with you what I did, so you'll see how you can do it too. Because right now, even though you might want to make some changes to your weight (and your life), perhaps you wonder if they're even possible . . .
You'll see how I've been able to bicycle 63 miles in the Colorado Rockies . . . trek through the Andes . . . scuba dive in the Caribbean . . .
And you'll definitely see some great tips and insights for losing weight and keeping it off.
So let's get to it . . . And first things first:
The Real Reason for That Spare Tire,
Muffin Top, Beer Belly
. . . Or just those stubborn extra pounds . . . is probably NOT what you think
Now before I get into all this, I assume you're here with me today because you're just plain sick and tired of carrying around those extra pounds, just like I was. An extra 10, 20, 30, 50 — even 75 pounds or more of fat you don't need or want.
Maybe you've always been heavy . . . Maybe you've packed it on since retirement or over years of sitting down at your job . . .
Or since becoming a parent — or going through menopause (or for you guys, "man-opause") . . .
Either way, you don't like what you see when you look in a mirror. And you know in your heart it's time to do something about it.
Well, you're not alone.
A Full Two-Thirds of American
Adults Are Overweight . . .
And one-third are truly obese. These are startling facts.
Now, I know you've probably tried to lose weight before . . . just like I did.
I tried to drop weight at least seven times before. Yet now, several years later, I've managed to keep the weight off and in just a second I'll show you some personal photos to prove it. You can do it, too.
You've probably bought some best-selling diet books, read and tried "the plan," and failed . . . I know I did. I have many diet books collecting dust on my bookshelf right now — do you?
Maybe you bought a fancy gym membership (or equipment to use at home), even used it for a while — and failed . . . I did that, too.
Or bought into one of those expensive diets where you go to meetings and talk to others with weight problems, or where you order and eat that food shipped to you at home — and still failed . . .
Or perhaps you did lose weight, only to pack it back on again . . .
Well, I'm here to tell you plain and simple — it's not your fault. So don't keep blaming yourself for any diet "failures."
You were set up to fail from the beginning.
Because the Diet Industry
Doesn't Want You to Succeed
After all, if you achieved your perfect weight, what would they sell you?
I'm sure you realize the diet industry rakes in billions of dollars every year.
Selling you diet teas . . .
Selling you unproven hormone treatments . . .
Selling you cookbooks and diet books . . .
Selling you point system diets . . .
Selling you exercise gadgets . . .
Selling you "sweatin' to the oldies" and other exercise DVDs . . .
Selling you various other pills and potions . . .
Maybe they've pocketed a fair amount of your dollars over the years. I know I've contributed a lot of money to their deep coffers myself.
And do you have anything to show for it? If you're like me, you may have lost a little weight only to put it back on again.
Well, as I said — it's not your fault. You've been given a lot of bad advice over the years. A lot of information that's just not true.
In fact, much of what you've been told about losing weight and getting fit is dead wrong. Especially if you're over 50.
So keep reading, because I'm about to show you some information you must know if you really want to drop that excess weight — and get your life back. Like I did . . .
And I'll show you photos of what my life is about now — now that I don't have extra pounds holding me back. Now that I lead an active life free from worry about diseases like diabetes or arthritis, and without taking handfuls of prescription drugs.
And shortly, you'll see some of my adventures (like trekking through the Andes) — now that I'm able to live my dream, a life free from those nagging regrets. Before that, though, I wanted to share with you a few perfect weight tips I came up with in conjunction with my team from Newsmax Health.
Some of these tips came directly from recent issues of Health Radar, a monthly Newsmax Health publication I've found to be an outstanding source of useful and easy-to-apply strategies to keep you healthy and happy throughout your lifespan.
I use many of these very same strategies on a daily basis to stay healthy and, of course, to maintain an optimal weight. Plus, they've really helped me understand why I put on so much weight in the first place. I hope you enjoy them.
Watch the Size of Your Belly
as Much as Your Weight
Perfect Weight Tip #1:
You need to watch the size of your belly as much as your overall weight.
In fact, too much belly fat can kill you. Yes, fat is not only unattractive, it's downright life-threatening. Fat in your abdomen (called visceral fat) is the most dangerous kind of fat tissue you have.
Even a few extra inches around your waist signifies a build-up fat and plaque in your arteries, increasing your risk of a heart attack.
And even if you're not technically overweight, research indicates that having a large waistline (you'll see how large shortly) puts you at increased risk of diabetes, especially after age 50. It's no wonder I became prediabetic with the large belly I had.
And shockingly, in a new study reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers from the American Cancer Society revealed that the larger your waist — regardless of your weight — the greater your risk of dying from:
- Lung disease
- Heart disease
That's because your "spare tire" reflects too much visceral fat around vital organs such as your pancreas, kidney, and liver.
And this belly fat promotes inflammation, linked to many chronic diseases.
Personally, I was plagued by a lot of arthritis pain in my neck and upper back. Lots of aches and pains from ordinary daily activities like sitting at a computer or doing housework. I'll tell you how I overcame this joint pain — and show you photos to demonstrate how it no longer stops me from being active anymore.
So even though your overall weight is important, the measurement of your waist can reflect how long you'll live — it's that important.
That's why calorie burning is so critical after age 50 or so.
And yet, it seems that the older you get, the harder it is to shed those pounds.
And this brings us to another tip . . .
Struggling With Your Weight
After 50? Here's Why . . .
Perfect Weight Tip #2:
The battle of the bulge gets significantly harder when you hit middle age. That's why you need some new strategies.
Your muscle mass decreases as you age. And since muscle mass burns more calories than fat mass, your body doesn't burn calories like it once did.
Plus, your metabolism slows down about 5% each decade. If you're anything like me, you probably found it easy to drop a few pounds in your 20s or even your 30s. But as you got into your 40s, it became harder and harder.
Well, here's the sad truth . . . According to Madelyn Fernstrom, Ph.D., director of the Weight Management Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, by age 45, if you do nothing to prevent it, you could gain 8-12 pounds a year.
And ladies, we have an even harder time.
According to the Mayo Clinic, many women, particularly those post-menopausal, experience an increase in belly fat with age.
Women with a deficiency of estrogen, progesterone and/or testosterone are likely to experience sugar cravings, too. Additionally, menopause and perimenopause lead to symptoms of fatigue and depression, which women often try to fight by eating more sugar.
As for me, I had a total hysterectomy at age 43, throwing me into instant menopause. And by my late 40s, my love for all things sweet, combined with the hormonal changes I went through, led to subtle but consistent weight gain.
Plus, lowered estrogen levels in menopause and perimenopause can lead to a deficiency of serotonin (the "happiness molecule") and other crucial brain neurotransmitters.
Serotonin is important in curbing your appetite, and a deficiency leads to sugar cravings — and possibly even depression.
And yes, I hate to admit it, but I suffered from pretty bad depression, too, when I was heavy . . . Those dark days are over now, thankfully, as you'll see shortly.
And men in andropause or male menopause also go through changes. Lowered testosterone levels can lead to sugar cravings, weight gain, high cholesterol, and insulin resistance — among other problems.
So stick with me here, because in just a few minutes you'll see TWO RESOURCES to help you deal with the hormonal consequences of middle-age weight gain.
I got pretty excited when I saw these gifts because they contain many of the same strategies that not only helped me lose all that weight, but also helped me keep it off for the last four years. And I'm really happy to tell you that you can get these resources at no cost.
But before we get into all that, let's move on to . . .
Perfect Weight Tip #3:
If you have a weight problem, it's likely you have a sugar addiction!
And believe me — this is truly NOT YOUR FAULT . . .
The average person now consumes more than one-third of their total daily calories from the sugar and white flour dumped into their food by modern food processing.
In fact, these food processors add 140 to 150 POUNDS of sugar to your diet each year. How could you not gain weight?
So how dangerous is sugar addiction?
Unfortunately, sugar causes many long-term health problems. I'm sure you know how dangerous diabetes can be, and you'll hear more about my diabetes scare in just a few seconds.
But in addition to diabetes, here are just some of the chronic medical problems associated with too much sugar in your diet:
- Heart disease
- Hormone problems
- Autoimmune disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome and spastic colon
- Decreased immune function
- Chronic sinusitis
- Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
- Pain of many types
- Candida and yeast infections
- ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
So what are you supposed to do? Well sadly, the "cold turkey" approach to stop eating sugar does not work well, no matter how much willpower you may have.
I should know. I'm a total sugar junkie by nature. Cupcakes, brownies, cookies — it's all good. Except for the consequences, of course . . .
A bit later in this presentation, you'll hear more about a comprehensive approach to sugar "detox" that addresses your body, mind, and spirit. And even better, this simple step-by-step plan to break your sugar addiction and lose weight will be available to you FREE with this special offer!
Why would we do this? Well, I'm a member of the Newsmax Health team and I wanted you to have the same resources that have worked well for me, particularly in keeping the weight off.
So let's quickly wrap up our tips with . . .
Perfect Weight Tip #4:
Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome may be at the root of your weight issue.
You probably already know that eating sugar will not only make you overweight, but also puts you at risk for Type 2 diabetes.
Even prior to becoming diabetic, you are likely to develop what is known as "insulin resistance." This is what happened to me when I was heavy.
With insulin resistance, although your body is able to manufacture sufficient insulin, this insulin becomes less effective at moving the sugar out of your blood and into your cells, where it should be performing its metabolic work.
So you have too much sugar or glucose building up in your blood. This then continues to worsen your insulin resistance in a vicious cycle, and also contributes to packing on more weight.
When I was at my heaviest weight, the doctor diagnosed me with prediabetes.
This means my blood sugar was elevated, but not quite high enough to classify me as diabetic. I had both insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
I had to check my blood sugar every day — just like a diabetic does — for over a year, to make sure I wasn't progressing to full-blown Type 2 diabetes.
The good news is I was finally able to throw away my little blood glucose meter and supplies, and experience totally healthy blood sugar — and a totally healthy weight. You'll see my "after" photos shortly, so keep watching . . .
Perfect Weight Tip #5:
Good news: Once you discover some simple diet, exercise, and lifestyle strategies, they may be all you need to regain your perfect weight — even after 50!
And now that you know the truth about how your weight problem REALLY came about, it's time to discover what to do to fix it.
So to help you fight back against middle-age weight gain, our team at Newsmax Health put together a special Health Radar report, Lose Weight at 50 and Beyond.
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In this report, you'll find smart and simple strategies to fight back — once and for all — against the battle of the bulge. I used some of these very same strategies in my own battle to regain my optimal weight. And I now use these same strategies to help keep weight off for good.
Plus, in your report (a $15.00 value), you'll see why you don't need to take drastic steps to regain your optimal weight.
Small Changes to Your Routine and Lifestyle
Will Make a Big Difference in Your Weight
In fact, you'll soon find:
- Tips to help you cut hundreds of calories a month — without extra effort. . .
- 5 great fat-burning foods you should consider adding to your diet . . .
- Could you be a diabetes time bomb? Here's what you need to know
(I only wish I'd known this before I was diagnosed with prediabetes) . . .
- The under-recognized relationship between retirement and your weight . . .
- Why you should stop watching the scale (and what you should do instead) . . .
- How exercising less can actually help you lose more weight . . .
- How drinking your water COLD actually burns more calories . . .
- The amazingly simple MEAL REVERSAL trick that almost no one does
(and it can help you lose those pounds) . . .
- Plus much, much more . . .
But I'm not going to stop there. Not when there are so many more weight-dropping secrets to share with you.
A Bonus Book Is Yours, Too
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In this book, Dr. Teitelbaum reveals the good news:
You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too
In fact, his rule is to never take away something pleasurable from your diet without substituting something equally pleasurable . . . Personally, I love that philosophy, because I discovered how I can lose weight, be healthy — and still enjoy sweets. This was a big factor that was holding me back, because my "sweet tooth" was such a big contributor to my weight gain.
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Just imagine taking your first step toward the happier, healthier life you've been wanting, probably for a long time . . .
A life with more energy. A body you're proud to look at in the mirror. Maybe even a better love life. More control over your life and your choices. And no more scolding from your doctor, or worries about diabetes or other chronic diseases related to weight issues. No more "if only's" . . .
Because let's face it — fat is both unattractive and unhealthy . . .
Need a visual of just how much extra baggage you're carrying around? My 40 pounds of extra flab was actually the equivalent of 160 sticks of butter!
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I made some simple yet strategic changes to my diet, including dealing with my sugar addiction and accumulation of belly fat (you've already seen how important that is . . .).
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The main thing is to just get started — wherever you are in terms of your own weight and fitness level right now. Of course, this probably goes without saying, but make sure you check with your doctor before starting an exercise program, OK?
After all, this is what I looked like.
And it's not so much how I looked as how I felt — low energy, low motivation, low self-esteem. A total "couch potato" . . .
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And as I started losing weight and feeling healthier, I began to have a more fun-filled life. You wouldn't believe some of the enjoyable activities I can do these days. It's time now for me to show you the photos.
Remember me back when I weighed 170 pounds? Well, now meet the new me . . .
At age 56, I now weigh a healthy 132 pounds. And I am truly in the best shape of my life.
When I was a couch potato, I used to love watching those great National Geographic documentaries on TV, just dreaming about all the wonderful places I wanted to see, if only I could handle the physical demands . . .
Well, I don't spend much time anymore watching someone else's adventure on TV.
Now, because of my weight loss, I'm living my own adventure.
In fact, one of my dreams came true not long ago when I was able to trek through the Andes, climbing over a 15,245 foot mountain pass on my way towards the fabled city of Machu Picchu.
And other dreams?
Well, there's rock climbing . . .
And skiing in Colorado . . .
Scuba diving in the warm
Caribbean sea . . .
There's no way I could do these things when I was overweight.
So if you have dreams you've been "sitting on," I can tell you this from experience: It's time to get off that duff and take some action.
Because Now It's Your Turn . . .
Perhaps your life right now looks like Groundhog Day . . . just like mine did . . .
Perhaps you're in a rut, going from work to the couch and TV — and back again . . .
Yet perhaps your dream is to enjoy your golden years with the fit, trim, and
healthy body you deserve . . .
Or to get off those expensive prescription drugs and say goodbye to those nagging
aches and pains . . .
To rid yourself of fatigue — or the threat of diabetes . . .
Or maybe you have another REALLY BIG DREAM. Whatever it is, wherever it takes you — go ahead and let yourself live your dream. You owe it to yourself. More importantly, you deserve it!
Because you have much to live for . . .
Claim your weight-busting gifts now with this special offer, while you're thinking about it. Get started today — there's no time to waste and nothing holding you back any longer.
Work . . .
Couch . . .
Computer . . .
TV . . .
Or an active, healthy, fun-filled life . . .
What choice will you make today?
Here's to your new slimmer life,
Susan from Newsmax Health
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Disclaimer: All information presented in this video is for information purposes only. Susan is a paid health writer for Newsmaxhealth.com. Her experience presented in this video is one example of how diet and exercise changes can lead to weight loss and healthy living. These results may not be typical for everyone. Talk with your doctor before starting any exercise or weight loss regimen.