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Autopsy Report Says This Famous Singer Died From…Having Too Much Fat

Most people who meet me have a hard time believing that during my teen years I struggled with obesity. I even have stretch marks to prove it! Thankfully though, by the grace of God, I was able to lose nearly 80 pounds of bodyfat by age 20 and I have kept it off ever since. 

What I have found sad is that since then there has been a VERY dramatic trend in America towards higher and higher obesity rates. This chart gives you a glimpse into how bad things are getting.

Alongside this trend, we’ve also seen a major marketing campaign to make people feel “ok” about their obesity. Look up the “Fat Acceptance Movement” to see one ridiculous example. 

Meanwhile, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and all other chronic disease rates are also going up, and ALL of these have been shown to be heavily (no pun intended) influenced by our body fat percentage. This infographic paints the picture:

In fact, in this study of over 300,000 people, scientists have determined that extreme obesity can shave up to 14 YEARS off of our life.  

With all that in mind, how insane is it that anyone would try to make someone feel better about being obese and not just tell them the truth about how dangerous it is? Interesting world we live in. 

The reason I’m bringing this up today is because an amazingly talented singer/songwriter who I’ve listened to for years…was recently found dead in her home.  She was only 47 years old, so her death was a shock to everyone.  The autopsy report came back last week and said that she died of “complications of obesity.” The report said she was 488 pounds. 

You can read more about it here- Grammy Winning American Idol Alum Mandisa’s Cause of Death Revealed

Now, I’m willing to bet that you are nowhere near 488 pounds, but hopefully this serves as a red alert for you to vigilantly keep your weight under control.  Even a small amount of excess bodyfat can put a strain on your heart, your liver, your back, your knees, and on other parts of your body.  

In fact, studies have even shown that inflammatory molecules are released from bodyfat that can irritate joint problems and contribute to chronic pain. 

With all that said, I highly encourage you to do whatever you need to do to get your caloric intake down so you can lose excess bodyfat, feel better, and live longer. If you need help in this regard, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. 

As the saying goes “nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels.”



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