Category: Fat Reduction

Motherhood and Weight Loss

It’s that time of year again, the time when motherhood and weight loss take center stage again. The kids are back in school, and women everywhere seek out weight loss programs that are fit for a mother.

No more lazy weekday mornings for the kids. Alarms go off and everyone hustles to get ready for school. There are lunches to be packed, homework to be completed, PTA meetings to attend and about a million other things that require our attention – everything except focusing on ourselves. Then there’s all of the stuff that happens while the kids are in school – work, grocery shopping, laundry, getting some form of dinner on the table and too many other things to list.


The bottom line is, moms operate on all cylinders, all of the time, and it is taxing – both mentally and physically.


And then there are the mothers who are still struggling to get rid of that baby weight. You know, those lingering pounds that are hanging on for dear life and don’t want to go anywhere.


Mothers have a lot on their proverbial plates with rarely a break in sight. Free time is so rare that when it does exist you want to maximize it. You want to hit the gym, but you also want some downtime to relax and catch your breath.


This is what makes Forever Wellness the ideal weight loss center in Boca for moms.


We totally understand the daily grind and are here to help you make the most of your time. We know how precious each and every hour is for you and we don’t want you to waste a moment of it – we want you to reach your goals at our Boca weight loss center. We’ve also learned that moms love us right back. They are able to come in and take advantage of our game-changing SculptLight weight loss treatments while they simultaneously check out and recharge.


It’s true! No surgery, no pain, no invasive procedures, no downtime (because who has time for that?). Just you, LED light paddles on the target areas you are trying to slim and a quiet room.


And the best part? The whole thing takes 20 minutes.


Twenty minutes alone in a quiet, relaxing room while you effortlessly burn fat. If that doesn’t sound like heaven, then we don’t know what does! Think about all of the things you can accomplish in 20 minutes. Return emails, scroll through Instagram, catch up on news and current events, listen to music, take a cat nap or nothing…do nothing at all! It’s your time and you have carte blanche.


During that 20 minutes, our expert staff will place the SculptLight paddles on the specific areas you are trying to rid of stubborn fat. All you will feel is the soothing warmth emitted from the lights (that means they are doing their job!) We’ll also connect you with our in-house nutritionist who can help adjust your diet to really amplify your weight loss efforts. And if you want just a few more minutes away in our little fat-burning oasis, then ask to hop on one of our vibration plate therapy machines. They’re included in your program and not extra, like guac.


We can’t help with the laundry or your kids’ homework, but at Forever Wellness, we can help you multitask like a mother and get in an effective weight loss treatment while you relax and take a breather.


So, do it. Drop the kids off at school and head on over to treat yourself. We’ll be waiting!




Categories: Fat Reduction Weight Loss Technology

Which is the Best Treatment for Weight Loss?

When researching the best options for weight loss treatments in Boca, we know it can get confusing. There are different methods, tools, resources and procedures and it can be A LOT to take in.

We also know that many people come to Forever Wellness and assume that our SculptLight technology is the same thing as Cool Sculpting. While they may sound similar, they could not be more different.


So, let us break it down for you and help you understand the difference between the two.




The SculptLight works using LED lights that are strategically placed on any areas of your body that you want to target to melt the fat away. You will feel absolutely nothing but a soothing warmth. It’s as non-invasive as it gets. SculptLight uses a clinically-proven technique which stimulates the body’s natural process of fat-burning using the LED energy, targeting particular areas of the body where excess fat has built up. The fat cells are altered in a way that they can then be processed by the lymphatic system.



CoolSculpt, also known as cryolipolysis, freezes your fat cells using a tool that applies suction to targeted areas. In order for the procedure to work, you must have enough fat in the areas you want to work on, or the applicator will not be able to attach and do what it needs to do. While it’s still considered a non-in

Tried Everything to Lose Weight? Get Results Here.

So many people are on a quest to lose weight, reshape their bodies and live a healthier lifestyle. There are so many options to bring into the fold of your weight loss journey. From eating to exercise, there are plans, programs and regimens to fit almost every individual goal.

And then, some people lean toward surgery. They research doctors and facilities who specialize and have solid track records in weight loss or body reshaping related surgical procedures. They see before and after pictures that provide that wow factor they are hunting for and become completely willing to go under the knife to achieve the same results. We get it. It’s the closest thing to a silver bullet when it comes to weight loss. They walk into a surgery center or hospital, receive anesthesia, and wake up in a different condition than when they arrived. However, there’s nothing “easy” about surgery.

Often there are recovery times.

Many times there are pain medications involved.

Sometimes there are scars.

Most of the time they come with a significant price tag.


At Forever Wellness we say, skip the surgery.


Instead, why not try a completely non-invasive, pain-free and most importantly, effective solution to reshape your body. You know exactly the areas we are talking about. They are the ones you stare at in the mirror as you suck things in to try and see what you would look like with a little less of a bulge here, or thinner areas there. We ALL have those moments. But surgery does not have to be the answer.


Right here in Boca Raton, we have one of the most innovative weight-loss treatments to hit the market and it’s called the SculptLight. With powerful LED lights, we target specific areas of your body and literally melt the fat away while you sit comfortably relaxing not feeling an iota of pain. It’s a 20-minute procedure and you can head right out to meet your friends for coffee because there is ZERO downtime. You can also extend your visit with us and hop on our vibration plates for a handful of minutes to emphasize your fat burning session. What exactly is the SculptLight? It’s a clinically-proven technology developed to stimulate the body’s natural process of fat-burning using LED energy. It allows us to target particular areas of the body where excess fat has built up.


And guess what? It works! Our clients typically lose three to nine inches over a 45-day period. Measurements don’t lie, you guys.


We work closely with each and every client because everyone has different areas of their body they’d like to reshape. Once you point us on the direction of that stubborn fat, we will send in the SculptLight and get things going. It’s almost like getting some work done without the actual work. The lights do all of the heavy lifting.


So, cancel that surgery consult because Forever Wellness has your back…and your thighs, stomach, arms and any other areas you’d like to work on reshaping.





Categories: Fat Reduction

Weight Loss Tips for Men


Women are not the only ones who face weight loss struggles and challenges.

Sure, there are running jokes and memes on the Internet about weight loss and women cutting everything from their diets and the scale not budging; while men can stop drinking soda and drop 10 pounds with no effort whatsoever.

However, something has become evident to both sexes regardless of results. And that is the simple fact that weight loss and its associated struggles, do not discriminate. Men have love handles and belly fat and all of the things women deal with, too.

Now, more than ever men everywhere are embarking on their own weight loss journeys. They are joining women in the search for innovative weight loss methods, nutritional plans, effective exercise routines and everything else that contributes to a healthier lifestyle. At Forever Wellness, we have our fair share of male clients looking for pain-free, non-invasive alternatives to weight loss treatment.

Part of it is for aesthetics, because men, too, want to look good naked. But part of it is also about feeling good and staying healthy. The laundry list of ailments and issues correlated to excess weight is a long one and includes high blood pressure, increased cholesterol and so many more things nobody – male or female – wants to deal with.

You know what else doesn’t discriminate?

Our innovative SculptLight technology. The same way it works to melt fat away among our female clientele, men are experiencing the same success. Guys, you can kick back in one of our quiet treatment rooms while the powerful LED lights are strategically placed on parts of your body that are holding on to that stubborn body fat.

Men, if you are listening…

Don’t seek out surgery and don’t engage in fad diets or quick fixes that won’t endure the test of time to keep the weight off. Instead, head over to Forever Wellness in Boca Raton and let us get you started on one of the easiest weight loss programs you will ever experience.

Here’s how it works:

20 minutes wrapped in our warm SculptLight paddles.
10 more minutes) on our vibration plate therapy machine to help emphasize the fat burning from the lights.

That’s it!

We’ll also connect you with our in-house nutritionist who will talk to you about your current diet and customize a plan that will work for your life and incorporate foods YOU like to eat. No cookie cutter plans here. We know each of our clients have individual tastes and goals and we do everything we can to carefully tailor your program to each of those. We want you see real, quantifiable results.

You have a little responsibility too and that is to do your best to make wise choices with your eating habits (don’t fret, it doesn’t mean you can’t splurge from time to time) and to engage in some exercise.
What can you expect? How does losing three to nine inches in 45 days sound?

Stop stressing over that weight that just won’t get lost. Come see our expert staff and let’s turn things around.

Categories: Fat Reduction Uncategorized

The Best Exercise Motivation Tips

We all know there is no magical weight loss silver bullet out there. It takes commitment, focus and for some a lifestyle change.


Some people are born with that gene that literally makes them pop out of bed filled with excitement to go for a run or head to a yoga class. But there are many of us who need that little extra push to muster up the motivation to engage in physical activity. For many, there is almost an immediate reaction when you touch on the idea of exercise, and the excuses start to pile up.

It’s too hot outside

I can’t afford a gym membership right now.”

I have wayyyyyy too much laundry to do.”


And our own personal favorite, “I just want to curl up on the couch with a glass of wine and binge watch The Real Housewives.”


We’re going to be super cliché and tell you, where there’s a will there’s a way. You just need some extra motivation to get you in that mindset. So, we’ve pulled together three tips to help you ignore those excuses and negative talk and instead get moving to get healthier.


  • Size doesn’t matter.

It’s true! The size of your workout  is not as important as you think. You don’t have to run a marathon or take a 3-hour hot yoga class or even book that hour spin sesh. Even small doses of exercise make a dent. Go for a brisk walk or do a 15-minute workout online. Grab the ab roller or anything else you ordered from QVC while eating ice cream on your couch. Heck! Do squats while holding your laundry basket and lunges as you put it all away. Movement of any type will get that adrenaline going and is worth your time, even if you only have 20 minutes to spare.




  • Be accountable.

Whether it’s putting your plans in your weekly calendar or grabbing a workout partner, just show up. Commit to something – one workout a week, a class where you meet a friend and have coffee after – is enough! Just put a system in place that holds you accountable for the exercise you are promising to do and stick to it.


  • Do NOT compare yourself to others.

It’s easy to get caught up in the social media frenzy of perfect bodies clogging your feed. Don’t do that thing where you compare yourself to any of them. They are not you, and they certainly do not live your life. You don’t even know how many filters they used or what they have going on behind the scenes. Focus on YOU and be kind to your body and psyche. You can do this on your terms and get results that are realistic for you and your goals.


Start with just those three little gems of motivation to get into gear and make exercise part of your daily life – in whatever way it works for YOU. Just do it!


Categories: Fat Reduction

The Best Feel-Good Summer Weight Loss Tips

People spend MONTHS getting ready so they can feel good summer – from procuring giant unicorn pool floats to putting in extra time at the gym for weight loss. We all have our priorities.


Summer is a time for splashing in the water, busting out that grill and taking a break from carting kids (and their backpacks that feel like they are packed with boulders) back and forth from school. It’s a time for a little more relaxation and refueling for the fall.

Sometimes we get so caught up in the planning, that when summer is in full swing, we literally stop taking care of our bodies the way we do during the rest of the year.


Listen, Forever Wellness is all about that Lax Life. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few things you can do to keep your body healthy and thriving in these summer months. You don’t have to do all the things! We’ve narrowed it down to three. Just three surefire tips to help you live your best life this summer.


  • Be a hydration sensation


Seriously. Those sweltering summer temps are no joke. As quickly as you are putting fluids into your body, they are saying “peace out!” as you drip in sweat walking from your car to the grocery store. Everyone thinks they drink enough water  but guess what…most of us don’t. Stay on top of your hydration situation. Pick your poison – water, coconut water, electrolyte-infused drinks. Just make sure you drink enough throughout the day. Hydration does a body good and makes everything work like a well-oiled machine. Start in the morning and always keep something with you so you can stay consistent throughout the day.


  • Eat your fruits and veggies


Particularly the water-based variety (if you’re sensing a trend here, you are not wrong). Load up on goodies like watermelon, cucumbers, strawberries, spinach, peppers and so many others. We want you to literally eat the rainbow. You’re packing your body with essential nutrients and more of the water it needs to stay healthy and hydrated, especially when the heat is relentless.


  • Go meatless


Relax, just try it on Mondays. If meat is a part of your weekly menu, it’s good to give your body a break. Shake things up a bit. Start the summer tradition of meatless Mondays (because alliteration makes everything more fun). Whip up some veggie burgers on the grill or a cool refreshing summer salad to beat the heat. Believe it or not, even one day of cutting meat out of your diet will make a difference you will feel.


Don’t overwhelm yourself with big changes that seem impossible. Start small and use these three tips to kickstart good habits. Little by little these tricks will become effortless components of a healthier lifestyle and have you well on your way to living your best life, not just during summer bu

Categories: Fat Reduction

SculptLight for Weight Loss in Boca

If we had a nickel for every time someone asked if LED lights can REALLY help trigger weight loss, we’d have ALL the nickels.


The short answer is yes! Yes, they can.


For so long, the only options to aid in weight loss were medications with many negative side effects, invasive surgeries with long recovery times and other options with hefty price tags. But not anymore!


Forever Wellness, the premier weight loss center in Boca Raton, has upped the ante with its use of the SculptLight to aid in weight loss efforts. Using advanced technology, Forever Wellness works with each client to form a clear path for each individual weight loss journey. It’s not a cookie cutter solution because every single person has different goals and problem areas they are trying to target. So, it’s kind of like having your own fat burning concierge to make sure your program is built to suit you to a T.


Here’s a brief break down on how it works:


  • The SculptLight uses LED energy to stimulate the body to burn fat naturally.
  • Fat cells are altered in a manner that allows the fat contents to seep out from the cell into the interstitial space from where it can be processed by the lymphatic system.
  • Fat cells shrink, and the triglycerides are broken down into free fatty acids and glycerol which enter the blood stream.
  • The fatty acids and glycerol are transported around the body to the tissues that will metabolize them to create energy.



Here’s what you will actually feel:


Warmth. A whole lot of it.


For a total of 20 minutes, you will get that warm and fuzzy feeling wherever the ergonomic ScluptLight paddles are placed. It’s completely non-invasive and pain free. It’s basically the opposite of surgery. You won’t leave with stiches or complicated aftercare instructions. Instead you will leave relaxed and refreshed.


It doesn’t stop there. Because Forever Wellness is dedicated to the success of every single client that walks in our doors, we arm you with the tools to maximize those fat burning sessions. From vibration therapy to onsite nutrition and exercise pow wows and optional supplements that can increase results, we offer a cohesive program that is completely personalized for you. You’ll even have your own cheering section in our staff as they root for you every step of the way and stay invested in your success.


Weight loss treatments don’t have to be painful and take a toll on your body, and the SculptLight is testament to that. You have options now, outside of surgery. A safe option that enables you to kick back and relax while the SculptLight does the work. Technology is awesome and when you pair it with all of the extras we provide in your weight loss arsenal, you are going to kill it!


So, go ahead and ditch the scalpel for the SculptLight and get ready for a safe, effective and natural weight loss treatment that will rock your world.



Categories: Fat Reduction

What is Body Sculpting and How Does It Melt Away Fat?

Many people have that visceral reaction the moment anyone mentions a weight loss procedure. They assume it’s riddled with pain and long recovery times. And this, my friends, is why assumptions are dangerous.


South Floridians, rejoice!

At Forever Wellness, a premier weight loss center in Boca Raton, we have the no pain, weight loss treatment down to a science using the magic of LED lights. Did we mention there is also no downtime and no surgical procedure associated with this? That’s right – nothing but the power of lights targeting specific areas on your body to burn away the fat all while you relax.


Picture this…


You’re lying in a quiet room, feeling relaxed and zen. Maybe you’re scrolling through Facebook on your phone. Maybe you’re reading a magazine wondering how you can look your best in next season’s fashions. As you lie comfortably in a clean, beautifully decorated and modern space, sculpt lights are strategically placed on different areas of your body for 20 minutes. And then, you remain comfortably in a relaxed position.


That’s right, you actually burn fat while you relax!


If you’re into the science-y stuff, here’s what actually happens. The light emitted from SculptLight causes the fat cell membranes to temporarily alter the permeability of the cell. This brief change allows the fat contents to seep out from the cell into the interstitial space from where it can be processed by the lymphatic system. Exercise will then create the demand for energy which can now be met by the released fatty acids, completing the inch loss process.


All you will feel is the warmth from those lights as they begin to melt the fat away. You will not lift a finger or break a sweat.


While there is no silver bullet for weight loss, there are certainly things you can add to your toolkit to reach your goals and SculptLight should be at the very top. Couple it with a healthy balance of exercise and eating right and you will lose inches – 3 to 4 from targeted areas, to be precise. Bottom line – It’s natural, pain-free and effective.


So what can you expect from your first visit to the best weight loss option for those looking to lose stubborn inches and burn unwanted fat?


You will be guided through a series of questions about your lifestyle and diet before talking with a Forever Wellness professional about your personal body goals. Our mission is to ensure that you feel your best after each visit, and that your weight loss journey is geared specifically for your body.


You don’t have to be scared of weight loss treatments anymore! We’re changing the game at Forever Wellness and you’ll totally want to play.


Your first visit is on us! Stop by our Boca location today to meet with one of our Forever Wellness weight-loss gurus and learn how to begin your journey to a better, tighter body.


You deserve to feel forever well.



Categories: Fat Reduction

Naturally slim, shape and tone

Non-surgical solution for targeted body fat reduction

You’ve done everything to lose those unsightly fat bulges but that stubborn fat just won’t budge. Now it can, the SculptLight plan is the non surgical solution for your stubborn fat.

SculptLight is the latest body sculpting plan available. Using the power of light combined with exercise, SculptLight is the natural and healthy way to inch loss on the waist, hips, thighs, and even the arms.

The 20 minute SculptLight session is non-invasive, relaxing, and over sustained and regular use with exercise, you can expect to lose in the region of 3-4 inches from around the targeted areas.

Its many benefits include health, beauty, fitness and well-being.

SculptLight Pro is equipped with up to 24 ergonomically designed paddles, enabling maximum results from each session.

The ultra bright LED paddles are held in place against the area to be targeted by an adjustable straps. During the session, the pads are held directly against the skin for maximum effect. Sessions last for a period of up to 20 minutes and the recommended number of sessions in any course is two per week, thus completing a full inch loss program over a 4-week period.

The SculptLight Pro photo-chemically releases fat from the Cells to achieve inch loss, however the process is dependent on the body metabolizing the released fat in order for the inch loss to occur.

After each session, exercise is essential to create the demand for energy, completing the inch loss process.

Post treatment exercise

You will undertake whole body vibration training post treatment to set you on your way to using the released energy (fat) and achieving your inch loss goals. Through stimulating the lymphatic system to accelerate the inch loss process with whole body vibration training you can complete a full-body workout in as little as 10 minutes.

Our SculptVibe vibration plate is used as part of the session to complete your inch loss process.

Sculpt the areas you want… 3 Benefits to LED Fat-Burning Technology

This is a sponsored post about LED Fat-Burning Technology at Forever Wellness in Boca Raton, FL. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. 

I went most of my life never having to be concerned with my weight. A naturally skinny kid, I was always on the go and keeping up with my brother and his friends. A tomboy at heart, by the age of twelve I had killer calves and a six-pack that my thirty-year-old self would give my left kidney for. Throughout high school, I was fortunate enough to eat everything I wanted and nothing would stick (are you ready to murder me yet?). I ate anything and everything in sight (please don’t leave me just yet, I promise this is going somewhere), and never gained a pound.

While this all sounds heavenly and most of you would like to scratch my eyes out right about now, it really set me up for failure. I wasn’t super active, didn’t play sports competitively, and had zero workout structure in my life. Fast forward twenty years and two kids later, and you’ve got a very out of shape mom of two with no clue how to stay in shape. I’d never had to worry about these issues or watch what I was eating, I was clueless!

LED Fat Burning Technology

When Forever Wellness, located in Boca Raton, reached out and asked if I wanted to participate in 12 LED Fat Burning sessions (their bronze package), I was intrigued…

Benefit #1: Full Body Analysis

LED Fat Burning Technology

This is what 5lbs of fat looks like in your body!

When signing up for one of these packages at Forever Wellness, you receive a full-body consultation. Their hi-tech monitoring systems take you into the back room (I call it the Truth Room), where your measurements are taken in order to track your progress, as well as give you a great before/after photo for the books! They also take into account all levels, not just your BMI. Taking into account your hydration content, visceral fat, etc… This helps to give you an idea of your inner health and assist you in having a realistic outlook on your goals.

Benefit #2: Nutritional Counseling

LED Fat Burning

Forever Wellness understands that half of the fat-burning challenge takes place at home. By offering nutritional counseling, you’re given the specific day-to-day tools to make the choices that will carry you through to your goal. Sarah Weiss, a Certified Nutritionist, sat with me for an hour to discuss what a day/ week/ month in my life was like. She assessed my goals, my health concerns, and what it would take to get there without selling my soul and developed an ideal meal plan for the week (including fantastic recipes). I even got to spoil myself with an occasional burrito bowl every week! These tools will take me far beyond my twelve sessions at Forever Wellness, and shaped the way I look at food and nutrition.

Benefit #3: Supplemental Support

LED Fat Burning Technology

The different packages at Forever Wellness include natural moringa supplements to help guide you on your fat-burning journey. The delicious moringa powder is perfect to keep your hydration up with your daily water intake, and the afternoon moringa capsules provide a boost of energy to carry you through the rest of your day. A moringa tea to take each evening after your fat-burning treatments help to curb any late-night sweet cravings (my weakness).

typical day at Forever Wellness will include these benefits along with a 20-minute painless session with the warming fat-burning paddles. Followed by a few minutes on the vibration plates (also known as the party plates) where you can check your email, shop the internet for sme fun new outfits for your fun new figure. 🙂

LED Fat Burning Technology

Here is Lucee from MomJunky shaking things up on the vibration plates.

Time at the spa-like atmosphere in Forever Wellness melts away along with the fat. It’s a welcomed break in my week where I check-in with the lovely staff that really care for all of their participants.

LED Fat Burning Technology

LED Fat Burning Technology

Use code ESSENTIALLYERIKA for a free consultation and 25% off of all of their packages! Wellness at Forever Wellness


This is a Sponsored Post for Forever Wellness.  I received the 12 week package to facilitate this article.  However, all opinions are my own.

I have struggled for years with my weight.  I would lose weight and gain weight on and off regularly.  I know what to do.  I know how to eat.  I’m a professional dieter, but I always equate it to restricting myself. I want everything to happen yesterday.  Therefore, I gain the weight back. So, when I walked into Forever Wellness, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I’m used to drastic weight loss programs.

After I met with Mary and discussed the non-evasive SculptLight LED technology, Larissa, the technician conducted the body composition analysis. Mary reviewed my muscle mass, body fat percentage, bone density, cellular hydration, and visceral fat.  She also gave me something to detox and cleanse my body.

I met with the Nutritionist and discussed my diet.  She took the time to find out what my habits were, my food choices and preferences. The next time I met with her, she had a food plan for me.

As I started to eat balanced while doing the LED therapy, I felt better about myself and nutritionally satisfied.  My body changed, and I was able to fit into old clothes again.  I felt more confident and going to the gym didn’t seem like a daunting task.

The SculptLight LED technology was really relaxing.  Within three weeks I had already lost weight and inches.  After six weeks, I had walked out of there 10 inches less and 10 pounds down.  With my busy life, I went on two trips in between, and managed to do all that and stick to my commitment of six weeks.  I believe the combination of the LED therapy, my balanced diet, and exercise helped me to achieve my goals.

Lost Cumulative 14 inches (total body)
Lost 1% visceral fat
BMI went down 1.1 %
Body fat went down 2.1%

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This is a guest post by Sarah K.Weiss, registered Dietitian, RD/LDN.   I met Sarah at Forever Wellness, where I am getting the LED treatment and she does nutritional counseling .  I was instantly drawn to her.  She has my story and my struggle.  We’ve also had success with weight loss, however, I have issues maintaining my weight loss while she has mastered the art of maintaining her weight loss.  A lot of it is self-sabotage and some of it is learning to find balance in my black and white world.  She is taking me through nutritional counseling for the next six weeks and she has agreed to share some of her valuable wisdom with you, my readers.

Here we are again, at the start of a new year, which naturally means making another new years resolution. It seems like our resolutions are not much different than last year’s. Why is that? And why do we keep making January 1st the day to make changes in our lives?

Well, because everyone is on board with us and all the support is motivating.  We wipe the slate clean, become overeager and set rather ambitious goals.  Shoot for the stars, of course, but we’ve likely just placed ourselves back into the diet cycle.

We start out the year with amazing intentions, like most, to get in shape and improve our health.  You’re chugging along great until one day, your alarm didn’t go off, your kids are now late for school and you’re late for work. In a panic, you slip back to an old habit of grabbing some calorie-dense, convenient breakfast on the go.

Oh the goodness of that greasy breakfast sandwich! Then the brain fog clears and you realize (or think) your diet is ruined for the day due to your less than ideal breakfast choice. This “ruined” day turns into a week and so on.  With several attempts in the future to get back on track, you continually fall into the same cycle, making no real progress.

But don’t fret, there’s always NEXT year, right? We’ve become so bound by time that we fail to realize we can bounce back at any point, not just January 1st.   If breakfast was a disaster, so what. That’s life. Take a moment to reflect on how you can better manage this situation next time, like opting for fruit & nuts. Make mindful choices at lunch and dinner, and keep it moving.

See, the day isn’t ruined at all. In fact, you had an opportunity to learn. The more you learn to flow with life, instead of against it, the easier it becomes. THIS is the type of resolution we should be setting: changing our mindset to see adversity in life as opportunity to learn, being more forgiving with ourselves and working towards finding our own, realistic balance in life.

If you’ve started the year with a goal to 50 lose pounds, eliminate gluten, or go completely vegan, maybe start slow.  Keep those goals, but set a realistic path to get there. Start by giving these 6 goals a try, or better yet, come up with your own realistic goals to fit your life and where you want to go with your wellness.


6 Goals to Begin Finding YOUR Balance in Life

  1. Drink enough water-

Staying adequately hydrated will impact your body in so many ways. Aim for half your weight in ounces each day, increasing intake with fluid loss from heat or exercise.


  1. Reduce processed, calorie-dense foods-

Anything that comes in a package or has a label, become skeptical. This isn’t to say it’s all bad, BUT the bad significantly outweighs the good.  Read the ingredients – if you don’t know what they are, your body doesn’t either.  Start eliminating these!


  1. Include plants at every meal/snack-

Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, load up on these nutrient-dense foods.  Plants are so amazing for your body in more ways than we even know.  Every color offers something different, so be colorful. If you look at your plate and all you see are neutral colors (meat, potatoes, bread), change this!


  1. Find the hidden sugar-

We all know sugar is bad, right? Do we actually know how much we are consuming is the real question though.  We want to aim for less than 20-30 grams daily, so start looking closer into your diet to see where these sugars are occurring.  Trust me, they are in places you wouldn’t expect. If it tastes sweet, there’s some type of sugar.


  1. Move your body-

It can be through a sport, kayaking, yoga, anything.  It doesn’t always have to be the gym, especially at the start of this lifestyle change when you may not be so comfortable yet. Find some activity you enjoy doing that gets your body moving and do it often.


  1. Most importantly: Allow life to happen!

We can’t control those chaotic mornings and have everything happens as we plan.  We don’t want it to either – this is what keeps life interesting.  We just have to surrender a bit and trust the process.  The more we fight the flow, the harder life seems.  Allow for unhealthy occasions and flow with it…


Growing up on a farm in rural Indiana, you’d think I ate fresh, healthy foods… wrong. Meat and potatoes are the staple of our diet.  Living an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle eventually led me straight into the arms of obesity.  At 5’4″, I weighed 180 lbs. at my heaviest.  Was I happy with this? No. But like most, I did not know what to do and did NOT want to do it the right way. I tried all the shortcut, fad diets. Nothing worked for very long, if at all.

Half way through college, something clicked. I found some motivation to try the unthinkable… eating healthier & being (somewhat) active. BOOM! I was able to shed 60 lbs in what seems like a short amount of time. No supplements, no fasting, no BS. Life changing, to say the least.


My journey made me want to help others take on this challenging yet rewarding lifestyle change.  I left my first real job as an investment broker and became a Registered Dietitian.

Through my experiences, I’ve found that overall wellness is so essential. I don’t mean eating your leafy greens every day (but do it!).. I mean finding your balance. Have guidelines, follow them. At times, break them and be at peach with it. Holidays Are Here—This is the Latest in Fat Loss Technology

By Shayna Tanen of Boca Magazine

When it comes to pigging out over the holidays, I say go for it. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and don’t beat yourself up over the extra calories, I think a little holiday indulgence is just what the soul needs.

It might not, however, be just what our bodies need. Diet and exercise will always be your No. 1 path to weight loss, but sometimes targeting certain areas is nearly impossible no matter how often you work out.

That’s where the little something extra comes in. Methods like liposuction, mini lipo, fat freezing, diet pills and detoxes are all over the market. But what’s the newest and least invasive method? LED light technology


Actually, make that the newest old technology. LED light therapy has been used for the last 15 years, but there are only two machines that carry the most effective, up-to-date technology. And one of them is here in Boca Raton.

Forever Wellness, at 398 Camino Gardens Blvd., #108, Boca Raton, uses the most current Light-Emitting Diode machines to safely and painlessly shrink fat cells. Luke Curry of Forever Wellness says the newer machines emit more frequencies that can reach even visceral fat, which is the fat around organs that can pose serious health problems. These fat cells absorb the electromagnetic energy from the LED light, and water, glycerol and fatty acids are then released. “We take a grape and make it a raisin,” Curry says of the process.

He describes Forever Wellness’ technology as a great spot treatment, meaning after multiple visits, people can see results in areas like the stomach, neck, face, arms, hips and inner thighs.

This is a multi-step process, Curry notes. Once the fat cells have “collapsed,” they release toxins into the body, he says. If those toxins aren’t removed, people might see fat in other areas of the body where the toxins migrated. After the LED therapy, clients will go through a detox, where they will experience a lymphatic drainage process by using a detox product to cleanse organs.

Curry says Forever Wellness offers the only truly pain-free, non-invasive fat removal method. “We couldn’t hurt you if we tried,” he says.