According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 66 percent of American adults are considered overweight, and32 percent of them are obese. All that extra weight takes a toll on your body, increasing your risk for heart disease, stroke, and other serious health problems. The American Heart Association says that, “Losing weight is one of the key health factors and behaviors
that keep your heart healthy.” We at The Healthy Weigh NowTM are committed to fighting this epidemic, and the abnormal metabolism accompanying it.
Here is what happens to your vascular system as you lose weight:
• Blood vessels: Losing weight reduces your heart’s workload. Blood vessels supply the heart with the blood it needs to keep pumping. As you shed pounds, there’s less fat lurking around and forming plaque that can build up and clog your coronary arteries, causing a heart attack. Reduce your weight, reduce your risk. There is a direct relationship between a healthy weight and blood pressure.
If you lose weight, you may be able to reduce your blood pressure medications or even eliminate them. The Cardiologists supervising The Healthy Weigh NowTM are always pleased to “unsubscribe” medications!
• Blood fats: The blood fats, or blood lipids, in your bloodstream change when you shed fat and weight. Weight loss can make your triglycerides go down, your LDL cholesterol go down, and your
HDL cholesterol go up. That means there are more good cholesterol and less bad cholesterol and fat floating in your bloodstream.
• Blood clots: Sometimes blood slows down and can form clots. Healthy weight and lower blood pressure generally mean fewer blood clots, so slimming down makes it less likely that a clot will
break away and travel to your heart, lungs, or brain.
• Your belly: Fat around the belly and the heart are especially detrimental to heart health. A 2011 study, published in the journal Cardiology, found that even normal-weight people with a “beer
belly” or “muffin top” and heart disease have an increased risk of death than those with differently distributed weight. And research shows that hidden fat around the heart may be an even bigger
indicator of cardiac disease than the waistline. Maintaining a healthy weight is, of course, an important part of heart health. The Healthy Weigh NowTM will help you lose the weight and teach you valuable tools to assist in weight maintenance.
Most of us are consuming too many processed foods, refined sugars, and starches such as grains, sweets, snack foods, etc. In order to regulate blood sugar, our pancreas secretes insulin to metabolize sugar (glucose). We don’t realize that when carbohydrates are eaten, they are broken down into glucose, and whatever is not metabolized for energy is converted and stored as fat.
When too many carbohydrates are consumed, the pancreas has to work too hard, resulting in insulin resistance. This leads to a drop in blood sugar which causes cravings for sugar and carbohydrates, beginning a vicious cycle of overeating, fat storage, and weight gain.
The Healthy Weigh Now’sTM easy 3 Level Weight Loss Plan stops the cycle, promotes weight loss by using the fat your body has stored, and burns that fat for energy. Weekly meetings with our
trained coaches guide you on the journey to a healthy weight. After weight loss, we are committed to providing you knowledge and guidance to maintain your weight loss for a life time. Our
program is medically supervised by board certified Cardiologists who work closely with clients that have medical conditions.
Whether you have 10 pounds or over 100 pounds to lose, THE HEALTHY WEIGH NOW is your key to success.
Dr. Kenneth M. Brooks, FACC
The Healthy Weigh Now
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Reston, VA 20910
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Lansdowne, VA 20176
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Fairfax, VA 22031