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OBESITY – by Jenny Flynn


What would your life be like if you…
…..were healthier?
…..could control your weight?
…..had the self confidence you desire?

Well, we at Letslose, want to help you achieve this goal in life.

Did you know?
More than one third of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Individuals that are obese are at a much higher risk for contracting more than 30 medical conditions which include but are not limited to: Type 2 Diabetes (adult onset diabetes), Metabolic Syndrome (cluster of the most heart attack risk factors), Hypertension (high blood pressure), Coronary Heart Disease (narrowing of the blood vessels that carry blood to the heart), certain forms of Cancer, Gall Bladder Disease(modern illness of diseases of the gallbladder ex: gallstones), Respiratory problems(breathing problems consisting of asthma and allergy problems), Sleep Apnea (sleep disorder which causes abnormal breathing patterns), Arthritis (inflammation of the joints), Stroke and Depression.

Now we can more fully understand why a weight reduction as small as 10 percent can significantly reduce an individuals health risk.

We, at Letslose would like to provide you with some psychological support by helping you identify your food triggers and the difficulties you have experienced in previous weight loss efforts and helping you find the key to remain healthy forever. We believe it takes a team effort and we support our patients in helping them modify their behavior that have prevented past success.

Letslose would like to start with a few suggestions to offer you which consist of: choosing healthy foods, exercise, be realistic, eat a balanced diet, reduce
portion size, seek family support, and keep a food diary.

Also, make a habit in reducing bad foods from your diet by limiting: saturated fat, total fat, alcohol, salt, sodium, sweets and empty calorie foods.

Everyone makes mistakes, and has bad days, but work to prevent them from occurring by NOT: moving too quickly, eliminating entire food groups, failing to exercise, eating and drinking hidden fats, cutting too many calories and being impatient.

We at Letslose, would like to encourage our patients to take baby steps, plan menus, prepare meals at home, cut out restaurant meals, and with all this it will change your life!

PSALM 103:1: Praise the Lord, my soul, and never forget all the good he has done: He is the one who forgives all your sins, the one who heals all your diseases

Energy Drinks

ENERGY DRINKS! The effects : Pros and Cons!
by Jenny Flynn


In our society today, it seems that it is very easy to get “Burnt Out” or “Run Down”. The majority of people tend to suffer from the lack of energy needed to get them through their daily activities and responsibilities. Therefore, many of us have turned to energy drinks to help us get there as a means for extra fuel. These quick pick-me ups promise to give an energy boost that says can last for hours. Studies show that some of the manufacturer’s include chemicals in these drinks in an attempt to provide the same amount of energy that one achieves in a full nights rest. Therefore, how can these energy drinks be good for the body?

We at Letslose would like to provide for you the simple pros and cons that you need to be aware of for consumption!

What’s in them?

Caffeine: This ingredient is known as the gold star in boosting energy. It is commonly found in coffee and soft drinks to keep you alert and awake.

Taurine: This is an amino acid found in energy drinks which enhances neurological function. It is also used as a dietary supplement and can be found in fish, meats and breast milk, and aids the body by regulating water and mineral salts in the blood, and helps with neurological development.

Vitamin B: Various B Vitamins are found in energy drinks and most of the B Vitamins enhance muscular, metabolic, nervous and other bodily functions. Nevertheless, each Vitamin differs and may be water -soluble which is expelled from the body quickly.

Now that we know what’s in them.…

Pros: Energy Boost, Maximizing your workout, and Convenience

Cons: Weight gain, Cardiovascular problems, Psychological hindrances, potential metabolic issues, dependence

With all these facts, If you feel like an energy drink is still for you, be sure to utilize these tips when choosing a drink.

Make limitations, drink plenty of water with them, stay away from them if you have known medical issues, and never mix Energy drinks with alcohol.

Energy drinks are fine to consume when done in moderation, but habitual users may be better off with a cup of coffee without the additives and sugar.

Be energetic but try it the healthy way! Exercise, healthy diet and proper rest.

Colossians 1:28-29- We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ . To this end I labor, struggling with all this energy, which so powerfully works in me.

Vitamins – You’ve Got Skin In The Game

Vitamins – by Jenny Flynn

There are 5 vitamins that your skin needs, nutritionally speaking! The skin is our largest organ, believe it or not, but the human body doesn’t consider it the most important one. Consequently, the other organs get fed first, and if nutrients are in short supply, the skin will go hungry and weaken.

To help keep your skin adequately fed, Letslose would like to make a few recommendations of five key vitamins found in many whole foods and multivitamins that support healthy skin, hair and nails, plus also provide nutrition naturally for your body as a whole.

Vitamin A: Found in sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, kale and calf liver.
RDA: 2,500 IU daily
Vitamin A aids in helping keep skin smooth and moist.
Common signs of deficiency include but not limited to, rough skin, acne, dry hair, and dandruff.

Vitamin B Complex: Found in fish, poultry, meats , fortified cereal and whole grains.
RDA: 50-100 mg of the main B Vitamins daily
Vitamin B Complex is necessary for the overall metabolism and healthy skin, hair and nails.
The B Vitamins work together to improve skin texture, heal injury, and help control inflammation.

Vitamin C: Found in Oranges, strawberrries, red and green peppers, broccoli and kiwi.
RDA:500- 1000 mg daily
Vitamin C is used in the formation of collagen, which supports the structure of skin.
Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that also protects against the effects of the sun, pollution and stress.
Shortage of this Vitamin can contribute to skin aging and hair loss.

Vitamin D: Found in fatty fish, fish liver oil, and fortified milk.
RDA: 2000 -4000 IU daily or 1000 if you are regularly exposed to the sun.
Vitamin D is necessary for the healthy development of new skin cells and to control inflammation.

Vitamin E: Found in Sunflower seeds almonds, vegetable oils and peanut butter
RDA: 400 IU
Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant, meaning it protects our bodies from being damaged by pollutants
and toxins. It also repairs tissue and reduces scars.

Letslose would like to encourage you to make healthy choices, practice portion control and exercise. Put this plan into place and you are well on your way to success. We are available to counsel, encourage and support with one quick phone call!

2 Samuel 22:33- God is my strength and my power and He maketh my way perfect.

Family Health

FAMILY HEALTH – by Jenny Flynn

It’s back to school, which also means you are back to hectic time schedules. You slap some cold cereal in front of the kids, and send them out the door to catch the school bus. Frantically, you search for your car keys and call a “quick” cup of coffee “breakfast”, and dash off to work. It’s another lunch at your desk, and you haven’t even begun to think about what you are going to feed your family for dinner, or even exercising before the day is over.

Nowadays, this is the typical lifestyle for most families. We all tend to overschedule and multitask, and leave little room for a healthy lifestyle. We, at Letslose, would like to encourage you to start now and begin to make small changes for a healthy lifestyle. Studies show that when you make wise decisions for yourself and your children about nutrition, sleep and exercise, you and your family will be happier and much healthier.

Rushing through life tends to ruin our mood and also wrecks our energy which then affects our parenting and work performance. When our bodies stay in the fight-or-flight mode it causes our heart to race, constricts our blood vessels, impedes digestion and inhibits breathing. It is also proven that the stress hormone your body releases makes your body store fat and burn fewer calories.

Letslose would like you to take the first step for you and your family and enjoy life! We would like to encourage you to take a moment and breathe. It starts with the present moment, and is proven to halt the brain’s release of anxiety neurotransmitters and relax you enough so that you are able to become aware of the ever present- Today!

Take the first step and allow yourself to make the best choices for you! Adequate sleep, healthy selections at mealtime, starting with breakfast and daily exercise will lead you to the road of success at work and home.

Proverbs 22:6 – Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Get Fit For Life

Get Fit for Life… by Jenny Flynn

You don’t have to look like a supermodel; besides getting the body you want, weight loss can improve your health and your future.

The health benefits of staying at a normal weight are huge and well worth your effort. Studies prove that living a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure. Also, your chances of contracting many kinds of cancer are also lessened with proper diet and exercise.

It may seem unfair that a lot of emphasis is placed on the importance of one’s appearance. But, did you know that how you look affects how you feel about yourself and also how others perceive you and your attitude toward yourself. Self confidence allows you to effectively relate to others .

So? How do we do this? First, take care of your body, it’s the only one you have. Get healthy and maintain the weight loss; you’ll enjoy higher energy levels, greater physical mobility and ultimately an increase in self-esteem.
Genesis 1:27

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.