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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Turn Your New Year’s Resolution into a Fitness Revolution.

By  Dr. Jon Thomas D.C PSc.D, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician.

According to the Static Brain Research Institute, the most popular New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight. One obvious reason for this is that lots of people are overweight and they’d like to lose some of it. Another reason is that New Year’s caps off the holiday season, a season in which many people eat and drink to excess.
How long do people maintain their resolve to lose weight? That varies. It could be anywhere from less than an hour to a whole year. According to a poll by Franklin Covey Research, 30% of all New Year's resolutions are broken before February. 
Keep It Simple
Simplicity and focus are two keys to a successful New Year’s resolution. Three, or five, or ten resolutions is a lot to concentrate on. Making one or two resolutions that you can focus on will increase the likelihood of success.
“Most resolutions actually require many behavior changes. A successful weight-loss program, for example, calls for more than just a decision to eat less. You have to shop and cook differently, start or ramp up an exercise routine, maybe even ditch certain social or family events,” Sarah Mahoney writes in an article for WebMD.
Be Realistic
A New Year’s resolution should be challenging, but not impossible. Most people can lose some weight. On the other hand, it’s probably not realistic for someone in their fifties to think they can get back to the weight or fitness level they had when they completed military boot-camp in their twenties or when they were on the track team in high school.
In a Health.com article by Dana Leigh Smith about setting resolutions that work, Toby Amidor, a New York dietitian, said, "People tend to fall off the weight-loss wagon so quickly because their goals are unrealistic. When people feel as though they've failed, they tend to throw in the towel for good instead of giving their resolution another shot."
Take Ownership of Your New Year’s Resolution
The following questions will help you to determine if you can truly take ownership of your resolution.
  • Is this resolution my idea or someone else's?
  • Does this resolution motivate and energize me?
  • Does this resolution fit with other factors in my life, including values and long-term plans?


The Power of Commitment
Commitment is another key to a successful resolution. Without commitment, people tend to quit after a few setbacks. Successful resolutions start with a strong sense of commitment. MindTools has the following tips for committing to a resolution.
  • Announce your resolution to everyone around you – they will help hold you accountable.
  • Develop a ceremony to mark the beginning of your commitment – this makes it more "real" and special for you.
  • A serious resolution is worth putting some thought into. Don't leave your choice of resolution to the last minute.
  • Write out your New Year’s resolution. The simple act of writing it down will embed the resolution more deeply in your mind than just saying it to yourself or someone else.


The Personal Connection at Vibrant Life
For many people, one of the keys to success at losing weight is having an accountability partner or a coach to keep them motivated. When they feel like slipping back into old habits that don’t align with their goals of losing weight and improving their health, it helps a lot to be able to talk to someone who is understanding and supportive.  
One of the biggest differences between the NutriMost program at the Vibrant Life Health Center and other weight loss programs is that we maintain a strong interpersonal connection with our patients all the way through the program. We’re committed to keeping them motivated and helping them to maintain their resolve.
Patients can send me a text at any time of the day with a question or some challenge they’re facing, and I will do my utmost to answer them very quickly. I’ve had patients text me as early as 6 a.m. and as late as 10 p.m. I’m an accountability partner and a coach for my patients and that’s not just lip service. That’s one of the things people mention over and over in their testimonial videos.
I want each and every patient to stick with the program to the end where they’ve really made a change in their lives and have begun to achieve their health and fitness goals. And that doesn’t just mean the numbers on the scale. It has to do with transforming a person’s life. That’s why I talk about transformation all the time.

Tracy, a Nurse Practitioner, lost 84 pounds.
“I haven’t looked like this since I was twenty and I’m still getting used to it. It’s exciting. One of the things that helped me get started was seeing the results someone else got on NutriMost. I had a friend who lost 38 pounds. The science made sense and it resonated with me. I wasn’t hungry on NutriMost. Any diet is difficult. You have to have commitment and you have to have the right mindset. I lost seven pounds in the first week. Every day, I was wondering if I could lose more than the day before. It was very motivating. I could send a text to Dr. Jon as last as 10 p.m. and get an answer back from him.”
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In this article, I have discussed the NutriMost weight loss program available at the Vibrant Life Health Center. I’ve included a testimonial from Tracy, who lost an amazing 84 pounds. NutriMost is a weight loss program that addresses both permanent weight loss and ongoing weight management.
If you have a comment about this article, please leave it in the comments section. If you know of someone who might benefit from the information in this blog, please share it with your friends, colleagues, and on social media.
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At Vibrant Life, we address all of the key elements to add vibrance and vitality to your life. This includes nutrition, chiropractic care, and fitness. If you need to consult with a chiropractor about your neck, back, or any other health concern, please contact our office to set up an appointment.
Through December, new patients can get complimentary Posture Analysis, Tytron Nerve Scan, and a one-on-one consultation about their health with Dr. Thomas.
Dr. Jon Thomas is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. His practice, The Vibrant Life Health Center, is located in the Mandarin section of Jacksonville. His interest in health and fitness started early, and his athletic pursuits have included BMX racing, Professional Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Baseball, Weight Lifting, and Martial Arts. After studying and learning from some of the top health experts throughout the world, Dr. Thomas dedicated his life to helping people of all ages to transform their lives. The objective for each patient is to initiate the body’s healing and to work progressively toward a body that functions optimally. Dr. Thomas is seen regularly on TV on First Coast Living, where he discusses the transformations of his patients. He also speaks at events throughout the community and writes informative articles to improve the health of residents throughout Jacksonville.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

20 people on NutriMost lost 526 pounds in 40 days.

By  Dr. Jon Thomas D.C PSc.D, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician.


The end of the year is a time when lots of people review the past twelve months and begin to plan adjustments for the next twelve months. We look back at the things that have worked well and also things that may not have gone as well as we would have liked.
At Vibrant Life Health Center, the NutriMost Weight Loss Program has worked very well for lots of people. When I appeared on First Coast Living last month, I was delighted to report that twenty NutriMost patients had recently lost a total of 526 pounds in a period of forty days. Amazing results like that can have a significant impact on people’s lives.
People frequently ask me what makes NutriMost different from other weight loss programs. One big difference with NutriMost is that each patient gets a program specifically designed to address his or her needs. Unlike other programs, NutriMost is not one size fits all.
Other weight loss programs put people into a “fasting state” where they are deprived of calories. The body loses water, muscle, and other things. At the end of that kind of program, the body has been trained on how to store fat more effectively. That’s not how NutriMost works.
NutriMost is designed to get every part of the body working together to control fat metabolism. The metabolism is in charge of so many things in the body. People’s metabolisms tend to change over time. NutriMost actually restores patients to the metabolic states they were in years earlier.


NutriMost puts patients in a safe and effective fat burn for a prolonged period of time. Upon completing the NutriMost program, patients haven’t lost water or muscle mass. After completing a twenty or forty-day cycle of NutriMost, the metabolism itself is controlling and maintaining the person’s new weight so they don’t regain what they’ve lost.
We’ve seen many women go from a size twenty to a size six, and they really love that. However, NutriMost doesn’t just change the numbers on the scale. It produces an amazing overall change in how a person’s body works. It addresses mineral deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and other challenging health issues. NutriMost puts the body into a state of balance.
Once things are functioning properly on the inside, it’s amazing how well the body can take care of itself. I had one patient come to me near the end of the forty days and tell me that her migraine headaches were gone and she no longer needed the medications she had been taking. I’ve also seen a patient with stage 4 kidney disease who was on dialysis and who began having normal blood tests after participating in the NutriMost program. That’s what I call a transformation!  
The New Year is around the corner. Plan now to lose weight and to improve your health so that you can truly enjoy life in the year to come. You set the goals and NutriMost will help you achieve them. We’ll reset your metabolism, reprogram your body’s control points, and teach you about trigger foods.
I stay in touch with patients on a daily basis, personally monitoring their progress every step of the way and helping them to overcome any challenges they may be facing. The Vibrant Life team and I will do our utmost to help you achieve your fitness and weight loss goals in 2016. Call today to get started.
Jennifer Lost 50 pounds with NutriMost Jacksonville!
“Nothing else worked for me. I was literally researching surgical options to see which one would work best for me. The diets, the plans, and the meals – nothing had worked for me. I saw Dr. Thomas in an ad for NutriMost with Vibrant Life and I called the next day. I was surprised at how fast I lost the weight and how easy it was. I wasn’t starving. I didn’t feel drained. I didn’t have headaches and I wasn’t miserable. The hand-holding by Dr. Thomas solidified my success one hundred percent. I’m an early riser and I could text him at 6 in the morning and get a text back within twenty minutes.” 

Amy lost 45 pounds on NutriMost. She looks and feels fantastic!
“It's been a great experience for me. I was able to stop taking all of my medications and I feel amazing. It's a full health makeover. It's not the weight that you lose, but the knowledge that you gain that makes this program so different from anything else.”

Body Composition Analysis on Sale
The best way to get started with NutriMost is to get a Body Composition Analysis (BCA) which will show exactly how your body is functioning, any mineral deficiencies, any hormonal imbalances, and any other issues that can affect your metabolism and prevent you from losing weight. The Vibrant Life Health Center is currently having a special on the BCA. It’s a $90.00 value, but you can get it now for just $27.00. Call today! 
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In this article, I have discussed the NutriMost weight loss program available at the Vibrant Life Health Center. I’ve included several testimonials from people who successfully lost weight on NutriMost, a weight loss program that addresses both permanent weight loss and ongoing weight management.
If you have a comment about this article, please leave it in the comments section. If you know of someone who might benefit from the information in this blog, please share it with your friends, colleagues, and on social media.
The Google Plus button and other social media sharing buttons are below.
At Vibrant Life, we address all of the key elements to add vibrance and vitality to your life. This includes nutrition, chiropractic care, and fitness. If you need to consult with a chiropractor about your neck, back, or any other health concern, please contact our office to set up an appointment.
Through December, new patients can get complimentary Posture Analysis, Tytron Nerve Scan, and a one-on-one consultation about their health with Dr. Thomas.
Dr. Jon Thomas is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. His practice, The Vibrant Life Health Center, is located in the Mandarin section of Jacksonville. His interest in health and fitness started early, and his athletic pursuits have included BMX racing, Professional Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Baseball, Weight Lifting, and Martial Arts. After studying and learning from some of the top health experts throughout the world, Dr. Thomas dedicated his life to helping people of all ages to transform their lives. The objective for each patient is to initiate the body’s healing and to work progressively toward a body that functions optimally. Dr. Thomas is seen regularly on TV on First Coast Living, where he discusses the transformations of his patients. He also speaks at events throughout the community and writes informative articles to improve the health of residents throughout Jacksonville.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Planning to Lose Weight in 2016? Why not get a head start?

By  Dr. Jon Thomas D.C PSc.D, Board Certified Chiropractic Physician.

Happy Holidays: Celebrate the Healthy Way
Many people think it’s difficult to get through the holiday season without putting on a few pounds. People who have gained weight every year around the holidays may even feel that it is impossible. However, unwanted weight gain can be avoided. In fact, NutriMost at Vibrant Life Health Center can help you to lose weight during the holiday season. Can you imagine a better feeling than waking up on New Year’s Day several pounds lighter than what you weighed after Thanksgiving? It is possible and it would be a great way to start the year, wouldn’t it? 
 
NutriMost has a menu for the holidays. 

Tips for Eating During the Holidays
The following tips were paraphrased from an article in WebMD on the Top Holiday Diet Tips of All Time. 
Take it easy on the food accessories. While nuts, cheese, cream sauces, gravy, butter, and whipped cream can enhance flavor, they can also expand the waistline. 
Get snobby about what you eat. Holiday gatherings involve lots of food. There’s no need to try a little bit of everything. Just because a buffet has lots of good food doesn’t mean you have to eat all of it. Pick a few of your favorites and eat them, slowly. Get the good stuff and enjoy every bite!
Don’t skip meals. Eat normally on the day of a get together. "People who skip meals to save up calories tend to overeat everything in sight once they get there. Eating sensibly throughout the day will take the edge off the appetite and empower a bit of restraint," says Katherine Tallmadge, MA, RD, author of Diet Simple.
Check out the scenery.When you arrive at a party, get some water, maybe with a twist of lemon, and wait a half hour before commencing to eat. This will give you an opportunity to get comfortable and check out what food choices are available. Take a minute and make wise choices.
Don’t  focus on the food. Although everyone likes to eat, the real reason people get together is to see one another. Enjoy the company of the people you’re with.
Alternate alcohol with nonalcoholic beverages. Alcoholic drinks, like eggnog, contain lots of calories. By alternating between adult beverages and water or seltzer, you can cut the caloric intake significantly.
Pass on the appetizers. When there’s plenty of food, there’s no need to graze before the actual meal. Skip the chips and the dips.

23 Pounds Gone! Lisa’s Story
“23 pounds gone!! Just got my blood work from my doctor today and every single class has improved! Cholesterol. I was down 60 points! Thanks to Dr. Thomas’s Program I have to decrease my thyroid medicine, I do not need my Lasix anymore, and I do not need my Prozac anymore.  My first day back to yoga in over a year and since losing 23 pounds in 40 days. It was a very emotional day for me to see how well I did and how good I looked. It’s truly a blessing to feel this wonderful!”  


NutriMost has a delicious menu for the holiday season.
You can enjoy the flavors, the smells, and the tastes of of the holidays while losing weight and improving your health! Here’s a recipe for a delicious treat that you can enjoy without packing on the pounds. 
Baked Cinnamon Apples - A Nutrimost Phase 2 Treat
Ingredients:
1 apple
1 packet stevia (ONLY Sweet Leaf)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 T water
Directions:
1. Cut apple core almost through
2. Mix together stevia, cinnamon, and water
3. Place apple on a sheet of foil and mold foil to "cup" the apple
4. Pour liquid into apple core and tighten foil securely around apple
5. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes
6. Sprinkle extra cinnamon over top after removing from oven
There’s an entire menu recommended by Nutrimost. Call today to request a copy. 

What is NutriMost Resonant Frequency Technology?
NutriMost Resonant Frequency (NRF) Technology is a scientific breakthrough which allows the body to communicate its needs clearly. With a technique called galvanic skin response, the system sends messages to the body and measures the body’s physiochemical response. By comparing the results to an established baseline, a detailed analysis can be produced which will show biological preferences, biomarkers that are out of range, and areas in which the body may be weak or imbalanced.
The body produces over 400 million messages per second. NRF technology measures and assesses those communications. NRF then takes a hormonal fingerprint to determine the exact blueprint a person needs to bring his or her body to an optimal state of health in which it burns fat like never before. NRF technology is so specific that it can reveal hormone imbalances, organ function weakness, and more.
NRF Technology will determine exactly what your body is missing and empower you to lose twenty to forty pounds or more in just 40 days. Through NRF technology, Dr. Thomas can find out what is going on with patients and create the proper nutritional balance for them. The program helps people lose weight and become healthier.
There’s no reason to wait till January. You can get started now. What’s stopping you? Contact Vibrant Life Health Center today and begin the road to a happier, healthier and more active you!
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In this article, I have discussed the NutriMost weight loss program available at the Vibrant Life Health Center. NutriMost addresses both permanent weight loss and ongoing weight management.
If you have a comment about this article, please leave it in the comments section. If you know of someone who might benefit from the information in this blog, please share it with your friends, colleagues, and on social media.
The Google Plus button and other social media sharing buttons are below.
At Vibrant Life, we address all of the key elements to add vibrance and vitality to your life. This includes nutrition, chiropractic care, and fitness. If you need to consult with a chiropractor about your neck, back, or any other health concern, please contact our office to set up an appointment.
Through December, new patients can get complimentary Posture Analysis, Tytron Nerve Scan, and a one-on-one consultation about their health with Dr. Thomas.
Dr. Jon Thomas is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. His practice, The Vibrant Life Health Center, is located in the Mandarin section of Jacksonville. His interest in health and fitness started early, and his athletic pursuits have included BMX racing, Professional Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Baseball, Weight Lifting, and Martial Arts. After studying and learning from some of the top health experts throughout the world, Dr. Thomas dedicated his life to helping people of all ages to transform their lives. The objective for each patient is to initiate the body’s healing and to work progressively toward a body that functions optimally. Dr. Thomas is seen regularly on TV on First Coast Living, where he discusses the transformations of his patients. He also speaks at events throughout the community and writes informative articles to improve the health of residents throughout Jacksonville.