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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
1 apple
1 packet stevia (ONLY Sweet Leaf)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 T water
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!
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.
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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.


  1. This program give you so many food options that your never hungry. Now it's even better for the holiday's.

  2. It's a much better idea to start priming the pumps to lose that holiday fat before you need to make a new year's resolution. There were some great tips in your blog. thanks

  3. Indulging in holiday foods doesn't have to lead to overindulgence. This post had good tips on how to eat healthy throughout the holiday season.

  4. Great tips to stay on track on your diet this holiday season!! Great tips on how to avoid making food your main attraction, and really enjoy the holidays for what they are worth!

  5. great tips on holiday eating - if you have the will power. here's my tip for creating or increasing your will power: strip down and take a look in the mirror. every day you wait to start on the new you, is a day wasted.

  6. These are good ideas to help us remain mindful of what we eat during this holiday season of parties and events!