Thank you for giving me my life back!” That is what one of my successful weight loss clients told me.
She was talking about looking good and feeling better, but the reality is that losing weight is one of the greatest gifts you can give your health. Even moderate weight loss can positively impact important blood markers such as blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars.
Maintaining your weight loss bestows even more gifts, such as an improved energy level, better physical mobility and an uptick in general mood. But that is still just the beginning of the ‘Food Is Medicine’ story. The condition of being overweight or obese is unequivocally linked with at least 13 kinds of cancer, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, poor cholesterol numbers, chronic pain, mental illness and more (including death).
So if maintaining and/or improving your health and living well are the objectives, then the food you eat is part of the preventive medicine to help get you over the goal line.