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Today Martin gave me my results, what I had achieved in weight loss and inches over the 5 weeks. I must admit I was really impressed how many inches I had lost from different parts of my body. I didn’t expect to have lost so many inches in just 5 weeks. Also, I had lost 6 pounds in weight, and this was from making small changes to my diet. My blood pressure has also gone down and I feel so much better in myself, my clothes are feeling more comfortable and people are actually noticing a change in my appearance. I am really looking forward to the next 5 weeks and seeing what the results are going to be at the end of the 10 week programme.
- Weight; Claire has lost 6lbs of weight. That works out to be just over a pound a week, which is the perfect weight loss per week. If you lose weight fast, it is more likely that you will gain back the weight you lost and that you are less likely to lose muscle. Just think if you could lose 1 pound every week for a year that would be 52 pounds…..3½ stone!
- Body Fat % and Circumference Measurements; we should be more interested in this measurement than weight. Claire has lost centimetres around key areas of the body and her body fat is lower by 2%. This is fantastic, it shows that we are losing the right kind of weight, fat, not muscle!
- Blood Pressure; Claire’s blood pressure has also fallen. From 158/108 to 143/101, although Claire is still in the Hypertension Grade 1 (mild)/Hypertension Grade 2 (Moderate) categories, she only has to fall to 139/99 to move into High Normal/Hypertension Grade 1 (mild) which is excellent news. High blood pressure puts extra strain on your heart and blood vessels. Over time, this extra strain increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke. It can also cause heart and kidney disease, and is closely linked to some forms of dementia. So it’s great to see Claire’s blood pressure lowering.
- Overall; I’m extremely happy with what Claire has achieved, she has put in the hard work, been committed to the programme and she deserves the results she has got. Well done Claire!!