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Weight Loss and Wellness 101


By Lynette Pritchard, VIM Today

The year began, and we all started out with good intentions for weight loss and trying to get healthy. If you may have slipped, it’s not too late to get back on track! Any time is the perfect time to spring into renewal, and it doesn’t take long to start to feel amazing with simple steps to wellness.

It can be challenging to get those new intentions to turn into real results, but it doesn’t have to be frustrating. Here are some tips along with good nutrition to safely lose weight while strengthening the immune system to create true wellness and not just quick weight loss. Being thin does not always equate to being healthy, and starting a healthy lifestyle for long-term wellness can start any day of the year!

A typical healthy day goes something like this:

First am meal and supplements

  • D-3 Liquid
  • High-quality fish oil (there should be no fishy after taste or fishy burps. That is a sign of rancid oil. A daily intake of Omega 3 is essential for the body and brain)
  • Daily probiotic

Healthy mid-morning snack
Having a healthy small snack will decrease the cravings for sugar and keep you alert.  


15-20 raw almonds and an apple
1-2 tablespoon of almond butter on celery or an apple
1-2 Tablespoons hummus and cucumbers


A lean protein (options: beans, hummus, chicken, ground turkey, cod, tuna, salmon, sardines) 4-6 ounces (portion is approximately the size of your palm)

Healthy carbs with low sugar (options: spinach, tomato, cucumber, onion, green beans, fennel, kale, celery). This can be a salad, a wrap on a sprouted grain tortilla, or a bowl meal.

Mid-afternoon snack

Just follow the mid morning snack suggestions and pick a different one than you had in the morning. Variety is important.


Follow the same guidelines for lunch. I suggest a salad for every evening meal with a healthy protein.  In the beginning, if you feel you need the small portion of the carbohydrate options, then go ahead. 

Healthy carb (only if you feel you need it and in small portions), 2-4 ounces options: sweet potato, brown rice, quinoa) Red meat: Try to limit red meat to 1-2 times a week.  

Evening snack

Try any of the mid-morning snacks suggested above

Follow this lifestyle plan and, before you know it, you will spring into energy, weight loss, and vitality!

The content of this article is intended for informational use only. It is always wise to see your doctor or health advisor before starting any new nutrition program.

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