The best part of helping others lose weight is seeing benefits occur in their lives that I didn’t expect. In the movie, “Food Matters” Charlotte Gerson states that you can’t heal one part of the body without healing the entire body. I guess then, the benefits my clients report are actual signs of healing. Here are 4 benefits I’ve seen that I’d like to share with you:
- Clearer speech. He came in with labored breathing and sweating profusely. He needed to get the weight off “now” (former marine of course). True to his word, weight and inches came off, but the most noticeable difference was the gurgle that he formerly had in his voice was gone.
- No more acid reflux. She didn’t mention she was on antacids for over 2 years, but after a month of changing her eating pattern my client told me by the first week she wasn’t having any reflux and was no longer dependent on antacids.
- Better Circulation. Right from the start, the numbness in her feet bothered her and she knew it was from the excessive weight she had put on. Committed to being a healthy role model to her daughters, she pursued her weight loss with Olympic-like dedication. By the third week, she giggled and reported that she could feel the blood going to her toes and that the numbness was gone.
- Reversed Diabetes. ”Once a diabetic, always a diabetic” is what he told me when I said it was reversible. Though skeptical, my client honored the fact that his loving wife knew he needed to get better and asked him to give weight loss a try. Into the second month, my client had lost 10% of his body weight. Excellent blood work proved that he was better than ever. ”Whatever you’re doing,” his doctor said, “don’t stop!” (He hasn’t.)
What are some surprising benefits awaiting you if you shed 10-20 pounds?