This is going to shock you I know, but I’m carrying a little weight. It’s my handbag….Ha ha, kidding, it’s in my upper tummy. As everyone knows tummy fat is the most dangerous and unhealthy and we also know, fats aren’t created equally – if it’s subcutaneous (in the skin folds) that is less of a health risk than if it’s under the muscle – visceral.

Mine is visceral, I don’t need a doctor to tell me that. I also don’t need them to tell me it can cause heart disease, high blood pressure, heart attack stroke & diabetes. What I didn’t know was it can also cause breast cancer! (And colorectal cancer & Alzheimers).

The next surprising find in my resesrch is that the visceral fat stores excess energy and produces hormones and inflammatory substances causing long lasting inflammatory disease. Well doesn’t that explain a lot of my pain I’ve been experiencing in the last 6 months.

Finally, the most shocking peice of news was that the stress hormone cortisol (that one I used to keep at bay with my exercise), increases how much visceral fat your body stores! Wowsers I’m feeling another medical trial coming on. The research suggests, as my psychologist also did, practising meditation, deep breathing and stress management strategies.

In addition to this the good news is I can fix it with diet, exercise and a whole lifestyle change, and God dam I will. I choose to aim for 10 kilos in 5 month’s, but I’ll be happy with just some sign of effort equalling any result at this point.

I also did a background check and as it turns out my breast surgery is locked in for 1 year minus 1 day to the exact day of my last breast surgery!

Happy days xx

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