Happy New Year! I hope you had a happy, healthy and relaxing holiday season.
We completed the move over the holidays, and are very happy with, and grateful for, our new office!
Since January is the month of new year's resolutions, I would like to introduce you to a new body composition program which is not just a weight-loss program, but a program that teaches an overall healthy lifestyle.
It is a "Burn fat | Be fit | For life" program.
The program can help you look good, feel better, have more energy and simply feel healthier - even if you don't feel you need to lose weight. In fact, the program measures several different aspects of body composition (see below) - the emphasis is not just on weight; other factors such as % body fat, hydration and muscle mass are equally important.
As I'm sure you're aware, excess body fat increases your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and many other diseases. With the current obesity epidemic, an increasing proportion of the population is currently in the overweight and obese categories shown below.
The following table shows ranges of body fat according to different weight categories.
Body fat ranges
Note: The source has overlapping intervals; we increased the lowest number in the interval by 1% to avoid this.
% body fat is a more meaningful measurement than Body Mass Index (BMI) and this is what we focus on. BMI does not do a good job of taking into account muscle mass in people who are muscular.
% total body water is measured, telling you if you're well hydrated or not. Women should be 45 - 60% water, and men, 50 - 65%. Muscle mass, bone mass and daily caloric intake are also measured. Metabolic age is calculated, so you can see how that compares with your chronologic age, as well as your visceral fat. You may be aware that visceral fat behaves differently than other fat, and too much visceral fat carries health risks that are more serious than 'regular' fat, so knowing how you score in this respect is extremely useful.
This is truly a different kind of weight-loss program. It's a unique, 13-week program that brings to life all of the elements of the Habit of Health, beginning with weight loss. . . all the way to lifelong health.
Some benefits of this holistic, comprehensive approach to weight loss and health include:
These features break down the barriers that most people face when they want to lose weight and/or improve their health.
If you are interested in changing your body composition, please contact me (613.829.0427).
Nature's Sunshine sells several products that help with many different aspects of weight loss:
Carbo Grabbers (available directly from our office) contains an amylase inhibitor derived from northern white kidney beans, which may help reduce the calories available to your body. It naturally and safely interferes with the digestion of starchy carbohydrates. Because the enzymatic breakdown of some dietary starch may be inhibited, these undigested starches can be carried through the intestinal tract where the body can eliminate them. This makes avoiding carbohydrates—a common practice among some dieters—a thing of the past! We added 18 mcg of patented, food-bound chromium per serving. Chromium helps transport glucose from the blood into the cells. This means Carbo Grabbers provides additional help toward maintaining blood sugar levels already within the normal range. Chromium may also have a positive effect on blood fat levels.
Ultra Therm: (available directly from our office)To be used with a program of reduced intake of dietary calories and increased physical activity to help in weight management.
Stixated (available directly from our office) provides support for healthy glucose metabolism.
Fibre Boost (available directly from our office) Formerly known as Fat Grabbers.
LBS II (http://www.ramilas.com/store/#!/LBS-II-100-capsules/p/6402604) An excellent laxative combination, LBS II is designed to nutritionally support the production of digestive enzymes and bile, to promote the growth of friendly colonic bacteria. The herbs in this popular combination are a source of calcium, crude fibre, magnesium, phosphorous and sodium.
LIV-A (available directly from our office)
Zerenity (available directly from our office) supplies the body with natural stress-coping reserves, addressing core deficiencies that may otherwise amplify anxiousness when faced with certain situations.
Stress Formula (http://www.ramilas.com/store/#!/Stress-Formula-100-tablets/p/6402647) A vitamin B-complex formula in a base of calming herbs to nutritionally support the nervous system when under stress.
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The suggestions and recommendations in this newsletter are not intended to be prescriptive or diagnostic. The information is accurate and up to date to our knowledge, but we are not responsible for any errors in our sources of information.
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