Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” Hebrews 3:7 – 8A
Here are some Facts…We can’t pretend we don’t know about them and turn away.
• Current figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put the prevalence of obesity among adults at about 66 percent. • Inflammatory diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, asthma, allergies, depression, and Alzheimer’s are increasing at dramatic rates.
• Alarming trends in obesity and inflammatory diseases are significant contributors to our nation’s escalating health care costs. Health care accounts for $1 in every $6 spent in the United States.
• Nearly 24 million Americans — 8 percent of the population— have diabetes, according to statistics released by the CDC in 2008. Even more shocking have been the data from individual states. In 1991, only nine states had diabetes rates of 7 to 8 percent, with none higher. By 2001, 43 states had diabetes rates of at least 7 to 8 percent, with Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida exceeding 10 percent. Estimates are that by 2025, the number of Americans with the disease will be close to 50 million.
• Arthritis and joint disease affect 43 million people in the United States, almost 20 percent of the population. This number is expected to surpass 60 million by 2020.
We can’t ignore the fact that we have to take care of ourselves and our bodies any longer. If you are reading this than you WANT to to be healthier and you KNOW already that it is important and you should be proud to be working on your journey. YOU are longing to pursue a healthier lifestyle and I am thankful to be apart of your journey!
Dear Lord, I can’t ignore the statistics any longer. Reveal to me the hope that can only come from You. I need Your hope to get through today. I need to step up and consider the facts. I long to pursue a healthier lifestyle — both physically and spiritually. In Jesus’ name. Amen. – Made to Crave Prayer Lysa TerKeurst
We all want to know, how long will it take until I see results.
When you begin to follow the Eat Clean lifestyle, you will find almost immediately you have more energy and your skin and hair become lustrous and healthy looking. This is the first sign that you are making a positive change in your health.
Each person will experience a different rate of weight loss.
This is due to a number of different factors such as starting weight, genetics, the implementation OF EXERCISE AND HOW MUCH YOU DEDICATE YOURSELF TO EATING CLEAN!!!!
Healthy weight loss occurs at a rate of 2 to 3 lbs per week. Some weeks you will lose more, and some weeks you will lose less and some weeks you might not see any movement at all. But don’t let this discourage you! Have faith in the temporary stall and focus on the other positive changes that are taking place within your body!!!
Losing weight at a healthy rate has numerous positive benefits. It helps your skin adjust, which minimizes any excess skin you might have after you finish losing. Your heart, lungs and muscles also need a chance to catch up!
-Have a wonderful day and remember that your weight loss is 80% nutrition!
So if you are feeling frustrated what do you feel is holding you back from propelling forward in your weight loss?
Don’t forget to work on your meal plan and prepping your foods for this week. What is your meal plan and what are your prepping today?
Here is my Meal Plan for this week! We like to try 1 or 2 new recipes each week. We are trying the Lentil Butternut Squash Soup and Cauliflower Burrito Bowl this week.
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