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How much do you love your heart?

Thursday, December 06, 2012

This paragraph from an SP article was an eye opener for me.

“Triglycerides and Your Health: Lose weight if you are overweight. Since your body releases triglycerides into the bloodstream from your stored fat, the less fat you have available, the lower your triglycerides will be. You don't have to lose a lot of weight to see a benefit either. Losing just 7-10% of your body weight (just 14-20 pounds for a 200-pound person) can make a difference in your triglycerides—and for your heart!”

When I Started SP a year ago I was 206 Lbs. Today I’m 172 Lbs. that amounts to about a 17% drop in rubbish. Until I came across that paragraph I had never figured that my “STORED” fat was concealing the main enemy of my heart.

Probably like many, I knew being overweight was not too beneficial; but WOW, I never looked at triglycerides in this fashion. Henceforth I will ever look at fat in a different manner.

Like a thief in the night that waits your arrival – so are triglycerides hiding in our fat. I now feel good about clearing out the rubbish that concealed the enemy of my heart. May God bless your health progress, Earl
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CHESAKAT41 2/27/2013 11:22AM

    Great blog! Congrats on your weight loss - a determined mind creates a steadfast body...
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CHERIBA1967 12/21/2012 9:53AM

  Thank you!! I knew about triglycerides but never thought about it in that way! But I have to say that makes me feel good because I've lost 25 pounds. ( 10 of that since joining sparkpeople!) Thank you for that great information. Definitely something tokeepin mind!!! Bless ya!

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WOUBBIE 12/20/2012 10:50PM

    Just remember that diets high in refined carbohydrates, with carbohydrates accounting for more than 60% of the total energy intake, can increase triglyceride levels. Our bodies make the triglycerides from starch and sugar, not dietary fat.

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GOANNA2 12/9/2012 3:23AM

    Thanks for the reminder. I didn't realise - now I know.

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REXTINE1 12/8/2012 12:50PM

    My triglycerides have been great for a long time, but I'm down 43 per cent.

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WOWEETOO 12/6/2012 3:23PM

    great ideas from you earl for sure!!
the lady mary

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ALIHIKES 12/6/2012 12:50PM

    Very goo insight, thanks for sharing!

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LADYBUG546 12/6/2012 11:47AM

    Wow...I am slowly working at it for multiple reasons my heart is one but with poly cystic ovarian syndrome ...weight lose is going to be key as it can cure this as well along with many other illnesses. Working out is not hard the hard part is getting to the gym or moving.....thanks for sharing

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JACKIE542 12/6/2012 11:44AM

    Great information and a good way to remember to keep that weight off. Congratulations on your weight loss! emoticon

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MUNCHNIT 12/6/2012 11:40AM

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ROMEOSMOM27 12/6/2012 11:31AM

    Great story thank you for share it. emoticon

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