A CASE ANALYSIS - FEMALE - AGE 32YRS
When excess adipose tissue (fat) accumulates, it generally does so in those noticeable places where you would rather not see them, and also alters your posture in the process. In the following example, the girl’s photographs were from those taken over a period of 3-4 months, showing an overall weight loss (photos 1-4) of 20kgs. [81kgs|178.6lbs - 74kgs|163.1lbs - 65kgs|143.3lbs - 61kgs|134.5lbs - 60kgs|132.3lbs - 58kgs|127.9lbs] Her final modelling weight at 58kgs (Photo 6), therefore represented a total weight loss of 23kgs.
Photo 1: 81kgs
Photo 2: 74kgs
Photo 3: 65kgs
Photo 4: 61kgs
Photo 5: 60kgs
Uneven fat deposition can tilt the body, making it slope to one side. In her photographs at 81kgs and 74kgs, her left hand can be seen positioned much lower than the right hand, with her left shoulder also positioned considerably lower than the right.
However, as her excess weight decreased with reduced fat tissue, both hands and shoulders levelled out as she assumed a more balanced posture. But importantly, her weight was not the only consideration. In some respects it wasn’t as significant as her proportionality and muscle tone. Had she resorted to intense exercise and weight lifting, for instance, her actual weight could have increased from the accumulated muscle mass that she would have then developed. In that sense, her actual weight loss was immaterial and not the criteria upon which her figure was to be judged.
The whole process of slowly reducing her weight from 81kgs to 58kgs took about 3-4 months. But how did she get to this position and what did she have to consider for achieving her goal? Before that question can be answered, some simple principles should be understood. Her weight alone was not the only concern; but rather how the excess fat deposition occurred to generate her unnecessary weight gain. Because some people become heavier after weight training and bodybuilding, muscle tone and proportionality of body height to body mass are more appropriate to take into account.
The two questions she had to ask herself were “what reasonable weight do I want to achieve for my height” and “what can I sensibly do to be ultimately successful and healthy”?
She set herself a goal and did everything she reasonably could to reach it in the safest way possible, without compromising her health in the process. So, effectively, what she had to do was reduce her excess fat (and her weight as it then was), strengthen her muscles, take the strain off her legs and spine, and achieve more muscle definition and proportionality.
Exercise included yoga, walking, and stretching, with occasional cardiovascular activities. She managed to achieve her goals by understanding a few simple principles of diet and exercise, and applying them. Most essential was completely removing bare nutrient-depleted foodstuffs from her diet, like white bread, white sugar, alcohol, and any unnaturally processed, highly refined, or fatty fast foods.
HER CHOSEN TREATMENTS
When and as she required them, she used mineral therapy, herbal medicine, massage therapy, Bach flowers, spinal realignment, dietary changes, and simple exercise, she was able to improve her health and emotions and see the benefits of gradual weight loss and muscular proportionality. Her regime was not stressful and she was able to maintain her weight loss program by herself with the knowledge that it would be successful given time. She embarked on a complementary medicine approach to her weight loss program, but not all at once, gradually readjusting her food intake to include her own prepared meals and cutting out prepared fast foods and nutrient deficient items.
She accessed complementary medicine when she felt the need, which at times that included:
1. Osteopathic adjustment to ensure that spinal nerve innervations to essential organs of digestion were given the best opportunity for optimum performance. This was important for the thyroid (metabolism), stomach (gastric secretions), liver (metabolism), pancreas (insulin to stimulate glucose from the blood to muscles), small intestine (absorption), and large intestine (evacuation).
2. Kinesiology: to determine muscular strengths and weaknesses.
3. Mineral Therapy, in addition to food, to ensure adequate electrolytes for particular bodily functions and to reduce any cravings for particular foods.
4. Bach flowers to help her overcome any adverse emotions that might arise, increase her self-esteem, and ensure that she keeps on going once having undertaken her program. These flower essences were taken at various times in combination, from:
7. Herbal Medicine from: