Are Toxins Making You Fat?
by Meggan Larson
Let me start this article with the disclaimer that I am not a medical professional. I can only speak from my own personal experience. That being said, I had never really struggled with my weight until going through cancer. Before that, I would gain 10lbs and lose it very quickly if I put my mind to it. I had my first child and gained 30lbs but worked out a bit and watched what I ate and lost it before she was 6 months old. At that point, I got pregnant again which was a welcome surprise but I had no idea what I was in store for…
Little did I know that cancer was growing in my body while my baby grew. It was discovered at stage 4 when my baby was 3 months old and I was immediately put on chemotherapy. I was on five different kinds of drugs and would do one week for a few hours and the next week I’d have to sleep over as I had 17 hours straight of chemo pumping into my veins. That’s a lot of toxins. Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful that they were able to save my life so quickly especially since I had tumors in my lung, spleen, and uterus. I have struggled with my weight since. When I focus and stay on plan I am able to lose weight. But if I even look at a cupcake it basically goes straight to my butt. It has been a much bigger challenge to lose weight since my body was put through so much. I had toxins pumped into my body every week for 5 months and it has taken years to get the toxins out of my body. Any kind of stress makes it worse as well as the fact that there are so many toxins in the things we use from day to day. Did you know that women put literally hundreds of toxins on their bodies before they leave the house? It can be a daunting task to get them all out but it’s doable one at a time, little by little.
There is more to weight gain than just calories in and out, sometimes the toxins in our bodies are causing it not to function optimally. Flush the toxins, flush the fat.
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. If you have tried everything and still seem to be stuck it might be due to toxins in your body! This Thursday night along with our sister site, TheDropsofJoy.org we will be hosting a class on “Toxin-Free Home”! Myself and others have seen amazing results from detoxing our homes and we know you will too! The class is by invitation only and we allow a maximum of 50 spots to make sure we are able to answer everyone’s questions. We would love to have you join us! Request your invitation here! & Type in Toxin-Free Home.
p.s.s…As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!