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Lose the Fat — Save the Bones

posted by sbrown

There are things you don’t want to lose when you are losing weight.

In fact, it would be smarter to think in different terms — not losing weight, but reorganizing it.  Let’s take another peek inside and see what our body looks like underneath the skin.

Let’s start with the bare bones — literally.  Your bones are that important stuff that holds up everything else.  Without bone you can’t use your muscles, because muscles have to be attached to something to work.   If you didn’t have bone, you would be a puddle of stuff.  It wouldn’t be a living puddle, either, because your organs have to have a place to work and if you didn’t have bones to hold you, your lungs couldn’t breathe and your heart couldn’t pump.

The trouble with getting older is that we naturally start losing our bone density.  That’s a problem, because if our bones are fragile, they break more easily.  A broken bone will definitely slow you down and keep you from living life to the fullest. And if you are afraid of breaking a bone, that will eliminate lots of activities, too.  In severe cases, the bones are too weak to hold up the rest of the body.  The organs cave in on themselves and quit working.  The end.

If you are losing bone density at a dangerous level, you have osteopenia. If your bones are already brittle and weak, you have osteoporosis.  You probably knew that — but did you know that losing weight can also cause you to lose bone density?  That’s why you want to concentrate on not just losing pounds, but losing fat.

And losing fat is good for your bones. So how can you lose weight without harming your bones?  Switching to a healthier, low glycemic diet and cutting out the things that weren’t helping your bones anyway, like sugar and processed food, is a start.  Walking also helps, so your step program is also good for your bones.

Another big thing you can do to help preserve your bones?  Quit drinking the sodas — diet or regular.  I heard a doctor refer to it as “osteoporosis in a can.”

Supplements help, too.  Glyconutrients have been proven in massive studies to improve bone density.  Calcium, with Vitamin D3 helps, also.  However, there are lots of calcium products out there that are a waste, because they are  synthetic or from shells or bones and your body can’t absorb it.  Plant source or dairy sourced is better.

Often diets –  especially the crazy ones — lead to bone loss.  It’s not worth it!  Our goal is to lose fat, build muscle, and strengthen our bones.  If we do that, we’ll look better, but that’s not really our goal.  We’ll be stronger, healthier, and able to live a fuller, more active life.  That’s better than gorgeous!

Eating to live and living for Christ,

Susan Jordan Brown



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sbrown

posted October 25, 2011 at 10:07 am


Thanks for the encouraging words!



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posted October 25, 2011 at 2:39 am


A very informative piece, sometimes we concentrate on loosing weight without thinking of the consequences of weight loss on our bodies thereafter .GOOD WORK



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posted October 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm


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sbrown

posted August 19, 2011 at 8:36 am


Hi Litha,
Just found your comment — I have a little trouble navigating the blog dashboard. You are in the right place! That is exactly what we are talking about in the blog — how to lose weight and be healthy. Read the Green/Light Red Light link (right side of the blog page) for an explanation and food list. Also, check out the blog “An Exercise Plan You Can Do From Now On” to learn about an easy, doable exercise program that almost everyone can do. Eating a low glycemic diet and adding exercise will get you started on the right path. I’ll be posting other helpful tips and encouragement, so keep checking back. There will be new posts every day except Saturday.



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Litha

posted August 16, 2011 at 4:09 am


How can I lose weight and stay healthy?



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CMC-Jan

posted August 9, 2011 at 9:29 am


Very important article!! Our family has been off of sodas for quite some time now. It’s helped us to replace it with some refreshing lemon in water w/stevia when out and about and the craving hits.

I’m living proof that the glyconutrients work!! Drs. were baffled at my yearly bone density tests. First, I had a baseline test. After taking a certain med. for 3 yrs., there was a huge risk of loss of bone. Instead, I was building and getting better w/o taking calcium. It was the glyconutrients.

Now…I’ve learned to take D-3 along with magnesium. Calcium, if taken, should be taken along with equal amounts of magnesium. We’ve been advised to use transdermal mag. My ANP wants me to spend at least 20 min. in the sun, before 11 AM, daily (trying to get my D level normal).

Thank you for the encouraging posts. I’ve been gluten-free 2-3/4 mos. and also low-glycemic, no flours, sugars, etc…



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