5 Important Reasons Why The Last Few Kilos Are the Hardest To Shift Part 2

Part Two – The Circulatory System

Have you ever wondered why those last few kilograms are so stubborn and hard to shift?

If you’re anything like the majority of people, this phenomenon is not only frustrating but also disempowering. It can lead to negative beliefs such as:

  • “There’s something wrong with me.”
  • “I’ll never get to where I want to be.”
  • “I have bad genetics.”
  • “My body shape is hereditary.”
  • “I have a slow metabolism.”

Ironically, these beliefs become self-fulfilling prophecies, as they promote a ‘giving up’ mentality. Nothing great can ever be achieved if we give up before we get there. As Henry Ford once said, “Whether you believe you can or you can’t – you’re right!”

In Part One, we looked at the Nervous System and how it influences our body to stay the same and to resist change. Now let’s look more reasons why our body makes it so hard to remove stubborn fat.

2. The Circulatory SystemEverybody knows that their blood is important to their health. Some people know WHY their blood is important to their health. And very few people know what they can do to improve the quality of their blood so it will support great health and looks.

Depending on size and weight, all humans have roughly the same amount of blood, which is about 5.5 litres. Even though this is a lot, what is more astounding is that your heart pumps between 6,000 and 7,500 litres per day, which means that your blood is constantly on the move!

Despite the fact that we all have similar quantities of blood, we can have very different quality of blood which can have desirable and undesirable effects. If you have never thought about this before, then perhaps reflect on the quality of YOUR blood as you read the following points as it may help you understand your health and body from a fresh perspective.

Contrary to the popular train of thought, blood is not very important at all. It is what is IN the blood that is important. Blood is a carrier for all sorts of crucial biochemicals; the main ones being oxygen, water, iron, protein (and associated amino acids), glucose, essential fats, immune cells and neurotransmitters. Each of these (and the many, many others not listed) do a critical job for the body, firstly ensuring your survival and then hopefully facilitating your optimal health and wellbeing.

If your blood is deficient in any of these biochemicals, then your body very cleverly adopts a ‘rob Peter to pay Paul’ approach, where it selectively takes a deficient biochemical – let’s say it’s zinc – and delivers it to the bodily process that is most critical to your survival. The other bodily processes that use zinc do not get the amount they require to function properly.

So, in the case of zinc, your muscles and bones would get it, but your immune system, taste receptors, eyes, skin, hair, nails and nose would miss out. In the short term, your body can cope ok with this, but over many years, what do you think happens to body functions that aren’t getting the ‘replacement parts’ they need in order to function? The answer is obvious – they start to wear out.

When this happens, we call it a ‘condition’ and when a ‘condition’ is unmanaged over a long period of time, it becomes a ‘disease.’

Both of which are, of course, avoidable.

Let’s make this information practical. There are three main things to consider when looking to improve the quality of your blood for your health and appearance.

  • Nourish Your Blood – It’s really very simple. The more nutrition in your blood, the higher the concentration of biochemicals per litre, meaning your body gets all the building blocks it needs to replace the worn out parts. This results in  YOU getting better health which includes a faster metabolism, better skin, faster weight loss and better defence against illness. How do you do that? Eat more fresh vegetables and fruit, get enough protein, supplement wisely and drink plenty of filtered water. It is also possible to get your body into a state of constant fat burning via nourishing your body. Click here for more information.
  • Detoxify Your Blood – A toxin is anything your body has no practical use for and finds difficult to break down and remove. These result in causing the body to have great difficulty in working correctly, as the toxins prevent normal bodily function.  Toxins are everywhere. They are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. They are in pesticides used on our food, herbicides, unfiltered water, plastic containers/packaging, preservatives, antibiotics, radiation, microwaves, WI-FI, mobile phone waves and many more. And that’s before I talk about those we CHOOSE to have in the form of poor food choices, soft drinks, smoking, alcohol and others.The point is, you can’t avoid all toxins. It isn’t possible. What you need to do is manage your intake of them, so that the rate they go in your mouth is LESS than the rate your body removes them. If it’s the other way round, then you accumulate toxicity in your cells which, over many years, causes your cells and genes to degenerate, manifesting illness and disease. Chances are you’re already toxic and need to detoxify. If so, click here to learn how.
  • Supply Your Blood – To the areas that need help. It makes a lot of sense: If a body part is not working correctly or is ill, then by nourishing it, detoxifying it, and supplying quality blood to it, then it has a very good chance of going back to normal and working correctly. In today’s age of drugs and surgery, this approach is often overlooked, but for those that do it, seemingly miraculous things can happen. In the case of losing weight, if you supply quality blood to the areas you want to target for fat loss, it can accelerate metabolism in the area. So how can you increase circulation in places like the tummy, bottom, legs and hips? Click here to learn how.

Had you considered the above points before today? And if you have, do you live your life in harmony with these ideas? If not, perhaps consider how you can use the information above to improve the quality of YOUR blood, and thus your quality of life.

Click here to read Part Three – The Calorie Myth

About the Author: Dale Ingram is the Business Development Manager of Revival and General Manager of Papilio System. He is the co-creator of the Papilio System. He speaks publicly and is passionate about raising awareness of the Power we have within ourselves to make positive Change in our lives.