“Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily.”
Firstly, I’m not posting this blog to impress anyone rather to express how daily lifestyle disciplines & health goals take time and patience but they can change the way your life works out.
In July 2016 I cut down Refined Sugars in my diet. I now only have refined sugars in my daily Protein shake & protein bar.
I knew cutting out sugar after having M.E. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis would make a difference to my wellness however I did not know to what extent it would make a difference.
I took my body composition data in May 2016, just after I had been battling M.E.
Today I retook the same test for my body composition and I am utterly over the moon. I obviously have seen and felt the difference first hand but to see the stats was AMAZING!
I wanted to share with you my results from the past 11 months of my training regime and healthy diet disciplines;
• I’ve lost 3.1kg in body weight.
• The amount of fat in my body has dropped by 5.2kg which I have replaced with muscle, bone & water mass.
• I’ve gained 2kg in muscle mass.
“Muscles play an important role as they act as an engine in consuming energy. As your muscle mass increase, your energy consumption increases which accelerates your BMR helping you reduce excess body fat levels and lose weight in a healthy way.”
• My Metabolic Age has lowered by 2 years.
• My degree of obesity has lowered by 4.7.
• I have dropped my body fat percentage by 9%.
“Body fat percentage is the amount of body fat as a proportion of your body weight. Everyone needs a little body fat to be healthy. It is vital to basic bodily functions such as regulating body temperature, storing vitamins and cushioning joints and organs. However, too much body fat can lead to certain diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart attack and strokes.”
I am now in the ideal body fat percentage for a female athlete, which was my goal.
Quitting sugar and looking after my body has clearly not just made an impact on how I feel day to day. It has and will continue to make long term effects on the quality & longevity of my life.
I hope this story gives you food for thought.
Sarah Ellen x
Photo Shot By Andrew Potter
Data from Boditrax