PUSH as Rx

Understanding The Three Points of Weight Loss | El Paso, TX (2021)



In today’s podcast, Dr. Alex Jimenez and Push Fitness owner, Daniel Alvarado discuss the three points of weight loss as well as why is it essential for people to achieve overall health and wellness.



Dr. Alex Jimenez introduces Push Fitness owner, Daniel Alvarado.


[00:00:01] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: OK, guys, we will be talking with Daniel Alvarado today regarding the Push Fitness podcast. We’re going to be discussing specifically a critical topic that is very important to so many people. Weight loss. Weight loss is a very complex subject matter. But one of the things I wanted to discuss with Daniel specifically, and we’re going to share today a lot about weight loss and the complications and even getting to some metabolic issues, are the reasons for weight loss and the points of weight loss. Daniel, how are you doing? Great, thank you. Hey, I got a question for you. This weight loss program, when did you first start here at Push? How long ago did you start it?


How Push Fitness Started

Daniel explains how Push Fitness came to be.


[00:00:52] Daniel Alvarado: It’s been over six years, though we’ve started it. We initially got a lot of people who just wanted to be fit, but then we started getting a lot more in our demographic. I want to reach a more significant demographic, and that meant more to people that, you know, more in the obesity range type two or three obese people that usually aren’t willing to go to bigger gyms or global gyms because, you know, they feel awkward or they feel a little embarrassed, things like that. So I saw a need for that, and I wanted to capture their need and fulfill it as best as possible. So that’s when initially I started moving towards that route to reach a more extensive, broader audience.


[00:01:40] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: What do you think when you talk about people’s emotional components when they’re concerned about the environments that they work in? What’s different? I can tell you it’s different because I know because I’ve been here and lived in this gym for a long time. But tell me, what is it that you strive to have the people feel when they’re here when they first come to see you, and all that in that connection with weight loss?


[00:02:02] Daniel Alvarado: A sense of achievement, a sense of accomplishment, a specific understanding of “I can,” when they’ve maybe told themselves or others have said to them that they can’t. That they’re too far off, and their goals are unattainable because, you know, some people do have 100 200 pounds to lose. And that is, I guess if you had to compare. It is like saying, “Oh, you know, I want to see a million dollars,” right? That’s kind of how it is. You know, it’s a huge number, and that’s how I think people can relate to whether you’re 300 pounds or losing 100 pounds; it’s hard. It’s hard to see beyond what you see in the mirror. Plus, it’s hard to see beyond seeing that every single day. Usually, it takes about for a bigger or a somewhat similar average person, about six weeks, to see some results. If they can get over that hump, then that’s when they see the most significant changes. It takes a little bit longer for many other bigger people and can take up to three months. So imagine three months of seeing the same person and not seeing results that can be discouraging and unmotivating.


[00:03:15] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: You know, there’s a point when someone I happen to be privy to, sometimes communications as they come through because people look for me to see how to get to you. The oddity is that these individuals who need weight loss if you notice, trigger a lot in the A.M. hours, you know, early morning hours when they’re just fed up. What do you think it is that makes them say, you know what enough I need help. And from what your clients have shared with you. What is it that made them come in? What was that moment that clicked?


[00:03:51] Daniel Alvarado: You know, there’s numerous amount of examples I’ve gotten to the point where, like, I’ve had a person say, I can’t tie my shoes. I’ve had a person say I can’t go up a flight of stairs without losing my breath. I’ve gotten a person say that I’ve gotten, you know, stuck in the car. I’ve seen a person that people would have laughed at them from getting off of the sofa, and they’ve had to kind of wiggle or rock themselves up because it’s a numerous amount of things and the list goes on and on. But each person has their own story to tell, so to speak, their reason for coming in. Some people come in because they’ve always been told by their significant other that they were not good enough or they’re not this or that, and they want to do it for themselves. And that one of the best reasons is why you want to change your lifestyle is for yourself. And this should always be the first and foremost reason because social media will come and go. People liking, not liking your pictures will come and go. But what you tell yourself, what you see about yourself every single day. That’s the most important factor because there will be times when you will have to encourage yourself. There will not be people around planning your time, and you can do this or things like that. You know, there are many times where you have to write things down and say, I can encourage myself because I want to be in a better place for myself or my kids or my family, and that’s the reason for going forward has to be bigger than the other, not obvious reasons.


[00:05:35] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: The individuals you have working here, along with your close-knit team, follow your philosophy, and they make people feel comfortable. You know, I send my clients and my patients to you to help with the rehab component. And I got to tell you, they all feel so welcome, and I got to say to you, thank you for doing that because it makes a big difference. It does because I have never heard anyone say it. After all, it’s a scary moment when you go to a box when you go to a place that you’re not used to. Am I going to be judged with will kind of things you do to make people feel comfortable in this place in terms of like onboarding or when they get on, you know, kind of like that.


[00:06:14] Daniel Alvarado: I try to learn a little bit more about them. What they do for a living is their personal life, family, kids, married, not married, and where they went to school. You know their childhood. Do they have a father, mother, a broken family? A good family. Many things come to effect because you’re asking them beyond just what you initially see. You know, you come in, and you see them for an hour. You don’t see them for 23 hours of the day. So you have to trust that they’re going to trust you enough to make the best decisions when you’re not around them to eat the right foods, eat the best, and make the most conscious decisions. So you try to instill that relationship with them. Just like how you work with a best friend or a girlfriend, fiancee, wife? You know you establish trust so that when you’re not around, you know, they’re respecting where you’re asking of them. 


Push Fitness Philosophy

Daniel Alvarado explains Push Fitness Philosophy in helping individuals.


[00:07:12] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: You know, when someone is going to backslide or kind of makes a bad decision. Or maybe for a bit of window of time, even for a week, they lose control. What do you talk to them about in terms of like, you know, to assure them that not only is that a process to get through, but it’s natural, and what do you tell them when they kind of like, go maybe south in the plan?


[00:07:37] Daniel Alvarado: To not give up. There are setbacks in every aspect of life, but if every one of us gives up when there is a setback, there wouldn’t be anything new. There wouldn’t be new businesses, new technology, new ways of doing things. There’s always a resilient factor of understanding to push through when things get bad, and things will always get worse. That’s what makes things the best. I mean, any and everything the most innovative minds are. And I mean, innovative ideas are created through adverse conditions because you’re forced to, you know, either in blunt terms, die or figure out a way of evolving and getting out. You know, a butterfly can die in a cocoon, or it can develop and flourish into a butterfly and fly away. But there is a conscious choice of how you will survive and adapt to this world in this environment.


[00:08:40] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: And it’s very poignant. You know, we are all human, and I guess, the permission to be kind to yourself is OK with yourself and make some bad decisions. I got to tell you on a personal note, man, sometimes I do heavy workouts, and myself specifically, I know darn well when I do legs, man, I go home, and I can’t stop eating. If I got that arroz con pollo, and I go crazy in that stuff. You’re going to talk about today a bit of the three points of weight loss. Please tell me what your idea is of a three-point weight loss system.


[00:09:15] Daniel Alvarado: Well, I think; first, the reason why you won’t change is, I mean, why you want to lose weight or changes is the reason why you’re doing it. Is it just to better your health? Is it just to get from point A to point B? Or is it just because you’re tired of buying new clothes and having to throw clothes because they don’t fit anymore? Is it because you have a knee injury, a lower back injury because you threw your back up because you want to play more with your kids? The reason why is the initial reason to start, and it has to be greater than, for example, I want to look suitable for this person because that’s very short-lived. There’s got to be a more significant reason, an ultimate reason for why you want to do it. The reason why you want to lose weight or why you want to change. If I’m saving money, I’m just saving money to buy a house or car because I don’t have one of those things: concrete lasting goals. After all, you have something attainable to shoot for.


Mental Preparation

Daniel Alvarado and Dr. Alex Jimenez explain about mental preparation to achieve weight loss.


[00:10:23] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: So I guess the mental preparation is required. When you say I’m going to lose weight or any change in life, any redirect of life, you have to have a plan. So when you mentioned that some people I see suffer from many disorders, one of the widespread ones that we discuss in a different show is metabolic syndrome. When people are just fed up, and they feel sick. They have high blood pressure and blood sugar, cholesterol is high, their triglycerides are high, and they feel cruddy. So that’s one component. But before that happens, there has to be some mental preparation. And how do you go about kind of mentally preparing them when they say, you know what? It’s going to get hard, and it’s going to be intense. And as they go through the process, what do you give them to anticipate?


[00:11:23] Daniel Alvarado: Helping them understand that they’re a little more mature in life and know that they can do the same things they used to do when they were twenty, twenty-four, twenty-eight, or things like that. You see, I have many people say, you know I only eat a hard-boiled egg for lunch and nothing for the morning and then nothing at night. Well, you can’t get away with that when you’re older because your body’s demanding more. Your metabolic rate is decreasing. So it’s going to tell your mind that you’re not eating enough and you don’t have enough to survive. So it’s going to store more fat. So what worked when you’re 15, 16, 17, you can live off of what water and candy bar is very different because physiological changes in the body keep you from losing that weight, as you once did before. And you have to come in reality that everything in life changes from the time you’re five, 10, 15, 18, 21, you know when you’re 14, everybody is required to pay rent or work nine to five or things like that. But what happens now at 34, 35, if you don’t do that? I mean, you’re living at home with your mom. Hence, things change; you have to understand if things change in the real world, things got to change in the physiological world as well, and coming to terms with that is going to be more susceptible of you reaching your goals than being you, not you living in the real world by doing this and that and this is both the same results. You know, you can expect change if you keep doing the same thing over and over.


[00:12:57] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: That moment when you look in the mirror, and when you open your heart up, you say I’m done with this kind of life, and I make that change. You know, for me, I always tell people the most challenging part of getting into the fitness center or into the gym where the environment is different is there are a million reasons why not to until you put that key in that car boom going you’re there at that point, it’s over. You make it happen. Tell me a bit of the mindset that that that someone has to have regarding the beginning process and the challenges that they have to kind of supersedeas for the mind, and because a lot of people don’t talk about that and you deal with that every day.


[00:13:39] Daniel Alvarado: Yeah, what’s funny is I think people don’t understand that when you make a change, you’re ready for me to change. It’s almost like everything around you as it tries to disrupt you and disrupt you. Suppose this isn’t worth it. Only the best things in life come with, I think, not necessarily adversity, but just a positive attitude perspective on things; you know, everything changed. Do you think that is going to sabotage you? You can see it as sabotage, or you can perceive it as just a way to go around you, and you’ve got to take a detour. It’s going to be two extra minutes with the detour but take it. Don’t wrap yourself around it so much, saying, “Oh, the universe is against me, and everybody hates me.” If you keep taking that route, then yeah, the universe will be against you, and you think everybody will hate you for the rest of your life. But if you can just kind of kick the bucket out of the way and be like, “Oh, I almost tripped on it,” but it’s kicked out of the way, we go forward and kind of take things kind of lightly and understand that, you know? A flat tire is not the end of the world or anybody else who hates you. It is just a flat tire, you know? Right. That’s all it is. Your car breaking down is sometimes just your vehicle breaking down or just things out of your control. There’s not so much thought that you have to put into it. You just kind of have to keep moving forward and progressing. I know it sounds kind of like, Oh, it’s easy for you to say, no, it’s not easy for me to say because I deal with that daily myself, behind the curtains of understanding that I have a job to do of motivating and helping people as best they can. So once that 5:00 a.m. hits, I got to put all my emotions aside and do what I have to do as best as I can for that day because people depend on me. So no, it’s not the easiest thing for me, but the best thing for me to do is keep progressing forward, keep moving forward because if I stay where I’m at, I will never make any progress forward. Plain and simple.



Dr. Alex Jimenez and Daniel Alvarado discuss how the right mindset helps with weight loss.


[00:16:00] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: To that point, Daniel, I have always told my patients if when you’re going to do a change your life, do it, push through your ideas. And there’s a school of thought that says, “Hey, you shouldn’t tell people what you’re going to do, just do it.” I like that school of thought because sometimes when you tell people certain things, someone out there will get in the way of giving you a vulnerability or exposing a place or crack where you’ll delay what you do. So I tell people it seems kind of crazy when just do it, but just do it go and make it happen, right? You know, and I sometimes know when those people call, it’s almost they’ve got inspiration at that moment. And I want them to know that this place is ready to hold and talk to them. It was really to share with them the process of changing. And that’s a cool thing. What kind of minds do people have in terms of resilience or push through in this process?


[00:17:11] Daniel Alvarado: You just have to have a willing mind. I think a lot of people believe that you have to have a strong, perfect mind. No negativity, only positive, things like that, you know. Bluntly, to say positive crap doesn’t always work. You have to be consciously aware that you have to have a willing mind more than a positive mind. Sometimes you have to say, “You know this, this sucks. It just sucks.” You know, it’s in the sense of like where we pray to God when we need something. He doesn’t answer well, too bad. But wouldn’t you rather have a friend that tells you, “Dude, I’m just asking you to help me out?” Unlike a friend who only comes around when you need something or where things are good like that would suck. I mean, would you be my friend if I’m only talking to you when I’m in a good mood? No, you wouldn’t, right? You wouldn’t want to tell me, “Dam dog. I need some help, man. Help me out.” Right? Yeah. You know what, let’s do it together as opposed to a person that goes around the corner, cringes, and pops up his head. You know, things are not good, and it doesn’t work that way. Like, get in my face a little bit. And the thing is, a willingness to move forward is, to me is a lot stronger than just a strong mind that says and never has any negative thoughts.


[00:18:37] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: I got agree with you. I can tell you that many people don’t talk about the mindsets, those who have a positive mindset. And I’ll give you an example of a positive mindset versus one that’s kind of interesting. Those people live longer. They also have positive things happen to them more often. I sometimes have people come into my office, and they’re bent on it. I mean, they’re really in a lot of pain. And there’s some that you could see there, like what I remember is Mr. Snuffleupagus in Sesame Street saying, “Oh dear. Oh, my,” and I see the husband going, “Oh dear,” and I’m going, this is very intense. And then I got some people that are just in horrible pain, and I go, “Oh man, look what’s going on?” and then I go, “Ooh, that’s pretty bad.” And they responded with a smile and said, “Yeah, right?”


[00:19:21] Daniel Alvarado: Yeah, exactly. 


[00:19:23] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: They go, “Right. I’m messed up, huh?” And somehow, I feel that those patients with that mindset say, “Yeah, I’m messed up. But I’m here.” They do well. They have the, I guess, the OK-ness with it not to be so hard on themselves because I find that in them, and I mentioned to them, “But, you said, yeah, right. Right? I’m messed up.” Yeah, I know, you are messed up. And I’m like, OK, look at the bones broken. Look at that. What are we going to do about it? And those people are the ones that somehow the ethos God, as it aligns everything for you, pushes the things to allow you to heal correctly and opens people and attracts the people to you to help you in the next journey of your life.


[00:20:10] Daniel Alvarado: Right, exactly.


Family Support

Dr. Alex Jimenez and Daniel Alvarado explain how your family can help with weight loss.


[00:20:11] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: So, the mindset has got to be a thing. I noticed that sometimes some people realize and where we’re being open as we can hear. We understand that the number one thing that will determine your ability to gain weight or not gain weight is predestined in the genetic code. And many times it is, and sometimes it’s environmental. But in terms of that, sometimes a family’s involved. When you deal with families involved in the weight loss process, how do you incorporate it, and how do you prepare the individual to understand the importance of or not of the family?


[00:20:50] Daniel Alvarado: Well, I think that varies from person to person and family because some families don’t support significant others. And unfortunately, there’s got to be a way that no matter what you hear, you got to keep moving forward with respect to the other person. But I think the more direct you are in moving forward that your goals will be altered or anything like that. I think people will fall in, will see that you are you have something good going for you, and they want to be a part of something that can and will that that that will be moving forward. And in that, I think you’ll create enough a new role while people start falling and driving through, but you can’t revert. It’s like if you were like Girl Scout Cookies, you like Thinmints. And I like the Lemonheads. What are they called the lemon…


[00:21:50] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: Lemonades? Yeah, I hate them because I love them so much.


[00:21:54] Daniel Alvarado: Yeah, I know me too.


[00:21:55] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: I find myself wondering who ate these things? And the wrapper is in my hand.


[00:21:59] Daniel Alvarado:  Yeah. Instead of trying to convince you to like to eat lemonades with me, you know, I’m going to eat my Lemonades and not say anything. And if you choose to come over here and see because you look good, then you will. Or you’ll leave me alone, and we’ll eat together. Yeah, but I’m different.


[00:22:15] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: I mean, you know, the family sometimes gets in the way. I mean, I got to tell you, the family gets in the way. My daughter, she looks at me like the village idiot, right? So, you know, dad, you don’t know anything about nutrition, and I’m like, whatever. Of course, I know. But Danny said something. You know, all sudden she’s, you know, well, you shouldn’t eat that. And like I’ve been saying that since the beginning of time, the family sometimes sabotages, and as much as we want to believe it’s always there in certain situations, you just have to do it on your own. Just get it done and make it happen because sometimes, you know, it’s the family that sits there and sits there looking in front of you and if they’re not involved in the weight loss program, then what happens is sometimes they’re the ones with the Cheetos and the salsa that you know you love. They’re going be saying, Hey, come on, sit down.


[00:22:56] Daniel Alvarado: Yeah, exactly. But you have to say consciously, I will choose to be like them, or they will choose to be like me. Yes, you don’t have to go, “Oh, I have to go to get out of the house, and I have to go over here,” and you don’t have to make those drastic changes. You have to be constantly worried. Look, you’re either going to be like me, or I’m going to be like you. It’s one or the other. Right. So who is going to be the strongest one and the healthiest one? And that’s where you set that stage. And I think it’s a positive role model. I mean, it’s not negative, right?


[00:23:31] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: No. And I think that to the extent of which you can create your solidity and your thought process, I’m going to change my life, then those who love you will say, You know what, I’m going to support you. And then they understand that when they go shopping, food choices have to be different and it works together. But it has to be a solid decision because you’re the anchor that the kites can hang on to once you are solid. Because otherwise, if you’re wishy-washy, well, then you’ll be in the tacos, in the salsa, and the things that you should be eating at the late evening hours like everybody else.


[00:23:58] Daniel Alvarado: Yeah, but I think with them, with their family dynamic, it comes with respect and support for each other. You know, if you like mountain biking, but I don’t. But I never try mountain biking. You know, that’s dismissing what you like and only liking what I like. That’s still that’s respectful, you know what I mean. So finding that balance and how to bring together each other’s interests and hobbies, I think that’s crucial in any family dynamic.


Attainable Goals

Dr. Alex Jimenez and Daniel Alvarado discuss how to set up attainable goals.


[00:24:27] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: You know, you mentioned there’s always that word. There’s a new word called detoxification in your life, but we’ve come to use the new word biotransformation in detox, and this is biotransformation of the human soul and the body, huh? As you transform, you detox it, and you biotransforms your life. So when you transcend that reality, you have to decide on specific goals that you have to do. How do you talk to people about setting the goals, and how do you help them in that process? How does it work? Because I know you did to me, you got me looking good.


[00:25:03] Daniel Alvarado: Well, I think you had to give them measurable and attainable goals. If you tell them, you got to lose 100 pounds. Well, I lost 100 pounds. But how do we start? We are going to start, you know, every Monday, we will weigh you in. The goal is to lose one pound, one pound. All right. See, that’s attainable. It’s motivating. But I tell you to lose 20 pounds, first of all, it is unhealthy. Second of all, that’s not very long-lasting because it’s all a lot of water weight. It’s how these gimmicks work. Anybody who’s eight to 14 pounds in 14 days because it’s water each carb retains about point seven-five ounces of water, so we eliminate the carbs. Guess what? You just lost eight to 10 pounds in 10 days. It is not rocket science; it’s just simple physiology. It’s how the body works. But many people get caught up in all these gimmicks. But after that, people get discouraged because they don’t see any weight loss after. And the reason being is because once the water weight is gone, that’s when the real work comes in. And so you got to tell people the blunt and truth and reality of it for longevity and health attainable reasons one to one to three pounds every week is attainable. If you lose more than one pound, that’s great; if you lose less than a pound, then we’ve got to reassess some things. But one to three pounds is consistent, you know, small, consistent, disciplined habits daily for an extended period of time will give you those desired results. But if you were looking for that quick fix, like everybody looking to get fast rich tomorrow. You know, it’s very short-lived, and you will be discouraged every single time.


[00:26:54] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: To your point of the weight loss, the sudden weight loss, the physiology behind that is very well known. Its insulin is the source of water retention. Insulin requires glucose when glucose stimulates insulin pumps and when insulin pops. What happens is it rises, attempting to lower the blood sugar. So you eat a lot of carbs, insulin pops, and it forces the kidneys to hold sodium. Sodium, as we know, has water. And when sodium holds water, that’s what happens now. A lot of people do the fasting diets or the real quick diet. They start to stop the carbohydrates. The carbohydrates diminish the insulin, the sodium release, and the water just comes off, right? So many times, you can see the effects. But what we’re talking about is long-term stuff, the stuff that when you got to dig in when your body starts playing hormonal games with you, and it holds the psychology regarding the weight retention and weight loss that requires a mind and a set of goals that are firm. How do you tell people? How do you cheer people? You know what? We hit a wall. You know what? You lost eight pounds. Now it’s on, OK, now it’s on. Now we are going to do it at that point. What’s the psychology behind it that we help them here? And then what do we do here.


Contacting Daniel

Daniel explains how to get a hold of him during a weight-loss journey.


[00:28:13] Daniel Alvarado: On a daily basis? Texting them, talking to them, you know, one to three times a day on the weekends? 


[00:28:21] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: Do You do that, Daniel? Do you talk to the people? Do you text them back?


[00:28:24] Daniel Alvarado: I mean, I try as best they can. I wish I could do it all day long. Just I mean, I don’t have time when I have to be, you know, conservative. You know, my family time, my time, and give that respect to, you know, to my significant other. But as best they can, I try to help people as much as possible, even in and out of the office.


[00:28:43] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: Truth is said. You always answer, no matter. I mean, ever since I’ve had any of my clients call you, you’re on, so maybe in the rare situation, but I know you do. So that is very important. Let me ask you the longevity issues you mentioned, like weight loss and how it is linked to longevity. What does that mean?


[00:29:05] Daniel Alvarado: Well, I mean, the longer you keep damaging, like your weight, your body takes in insulin, the longer or, the more reason you’re going to have to be insulin-dependent diabetic, diabetes, diabetes one to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attacks, things like that. Many people don’t understand that people eat low fat and still eat regularly like vegan foods. A lot of people don’t account for the still the high carbohydrate intake and things like that. So if you don’t account for that, your body, regardless, will turn that to fat, and then if you eat, you’re still prone to diabetes and heart attack. So say you’re entirely healthy, but your x-ray doesn’t show it. That doesn’t coincide, and it doesn’t make sense. And so you got to find the relative balance. Otherwise, you keep hitting the wall. So these new things you have as far as plant-based things like that are perfect as long as they’re done in moderation, and you measure your waist daily. Because if you don’t, I mean, you’re still entirely at risk for so many health and adverse conditions that your body can’t physically tell. So the next thing is, if you go high fat and then all these high saturated, trans fatty acids, no carbs, you’re still at an increased risk of heart disease. So you ask me, OK, so what do I do? You got to find a balance that works for your physical type, and you have to keep adjusting just like with everything else. Your daily life, your daily work, your uptake of the house, the way you clean your yard. Everything changes because, over time, the whole environment, all of us around us, change. Nothing stays the same. We evolve, so we have to adapt. So your adaptability to be better for the long term has to be on a daily and weekly basis of how you see yourself and your physical lifestyle.


[00:31:16] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: Daniel, what we’re doing here is, it seems like we’re having a conversation regarding weight loss, but we’re having a conversation about saving lives, right? This is a saving lies session because at one point, what you’ve described, you said high triglycerides, high trans fats. Are you noted belly fat, OK, high blood pressure, high blood glucose, and then the waist measurements, right? If you have high blood pressure, diet, prediabetes, or diabetic levels of blood glucose or what they call gloop glucose, usually the A1C is at 5.6 or above. You know you are what just happened. Three of the what I’ve just said this five you are with called metabolic syndrome. And when we are seeing people here with metabolic syndrome, the fastest way to get them back is through diet and activities. And that’s what we’re doing is saving people’s lives because you could have a stroke, a heart attack. You know, when people work out for a couple of weeks and they kind of sense it? How do they feel?


[00:32:19] Daniel Alvarado: They feel great and have a lot more energy; they can sleep better, and they can breathe better. They’re in better moods, and their endorphins are high all around. Just their overall improvements of well-being are improved. So if everybody can see, see more of that as opposed to just seeing the more problematic aspect and oh man, I have such a long way to go and focus on just like the now that would allow them nothing to achieve their goals a lot more readily.



Dr. Alex Jimenez and Daniel Alvarado recap today’s podcast.


[00:32:49] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: Yeah, you know what? I’ve got to tell you, and we’re going to go deep into this week by week. I want you. You guys know that we’re going to be discussing a different topic, and this weight loss topic is a real deep one. We’re going to go and break it down in a much more analytical way because we’re going to save people’s lives. El Paso suffers from some of the misnomers. Even in the early 90s, I remember it being called the fattest sweaty town in the United States. And if you want to look it up, look fat is he’s done in El Paso and look it up on the internet, you’ll find it when they reported that the government pointed to El Paso as one of the unhealthiest towns. We don’t have that issue anymore because we have a lot of gyms and a lot of fitness going on, but we still have remnants of it and can save people’s lives. We’re going to save our prodigies. Our children’s lives will be better if there’s anything. We can give our kids an excellent example of what we can do for ourselves. And that, in essence, helps perpetuate future generations of healthy people. I got to tell you that I’m very proud of being part of this whole dynamic, and I look forward to it. Any other points that you want to let people know before we close up for today?


[00:33:56] Daniel Alvarado: No, other than decide to make a change and then be a significant change and make a small change. One minor small change can change your life.


[00:34:05] Dr. Alex Jimenez DC*: Big changes. God bless guys, and we wish you the best too. 



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