New Years is the perfect time to focus on a new, improved you. And a new and improved me! I have been thinking about what new weight loss plan to consider and have decided to try this one from CVS’s MinuteClinic, after the holidays.
I know it is cliche to plan this way, to start a weight loss “adventures” after New Years Eve. I know I don’t have to wait, so I am trying to work on my mind set now: I don’t have to overeat during the holidays (one of my tricks is to stay away from over eating carbs at the hundred Christmas celebrations my in-laws have). The other benefit of starting your weight loss “thinking” now, is that when January hits, you don’t go into a state of shock at the sudden end to massive overeating, you are mentally prepared!
I was approached by CVS to talk about their MinuteClinic’s Weight Loss Program and was excited because one, I did not know such a program existed, and two, I had been looking for a lifestyle/food plan to start in January, so I found this in the nick of time. I did not want to go back to the last plan I was on as the food you are required to buy is twice as much as the similar items in the grocery store. That part I can do on my own, I need this flexibility.
I also found out that CVS’s MinuteClinic’s Weight Loss Program is offered in partnership with the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet,which is ranked #1 overall by U.S. News & World Report 4 years in a row! As someone who take high blood pressure pills twice a day, I am looking forward to learning to control some of my own hypertension through this program
Simple basic reminders. Yet, I need to be in a program to remember to do all of the above! That is why I need the MinuteClinic’s Weight Loss Program! I forget I do not have to eat until I am stuffed. I have to remember to exercise even if I don’t always get out of the house in the morning to walk my son to school. I need a nudge, some outside help, to access the motivation from within. I also need to be reminded that just because I cook for two other people, I do not have to eat what they eat and test their meals if their food is not on my plan!
Second, a nurse practitioner is with you every step of the way, from initial health assessment to ongoing customized coaching to help keep you on track. I freely admit that the other two plans I have been on before had folks to talk to and check in with. This accountability is something I have written about before, it makes all the difference. Not just so you don’t feel alone, not just because you have someone rooting for you, but also because you sometimes have to tattle on yourself and be held accountable for your actions, like that one time I slipped and fell into a vat of chocolate and had to eat my way out!
Additionally, the program also gives you exclusive online membership to the DASH for Health portal (a $69 value), which provides ongoing tips, lists and recipes as a resource during your weight loss journey. You already know I love a deal like this!
For more information on the MinuteClinic’s Weight Loss Program, please visit CVS MinuteClinic on-line.
I have also been asked to mention two other services at CVS, Before I do I want to disclose that CVS is my pharmacy of choice. There is one across the street from my apartment. I fill all my prescriptions there, I buy all my milk there, and everything else they sell. I am part of their Beauty Club, I have an extra care card, and I am connected to them by email. I get coupons and discounts emailed to me all the time. They know how to treat their customers!
And most importantly, they are the chain drug store that put their money where their mouth is! They took cigarettes out of all of their CVS stores! Everyone across the country applauded this amazing effort that came from the corporate office and told the world, that they are a store about better health; selling cigarettes did not fit into that business model. It doesn’t fit into the other similar stores’ business models, but only CVS has taken a stand on the issue!
Lastly, in addition to its Weight Loss Program, MinuteClinic also offers comprehensive Smoking Cessation programs and Eyelash Lengthening Consultations, complete with personalized assessment, plan and ongoing coaching:
1. CVS MinuteClinic offers the MinuteClinic Smoking Cessation Program!
2. Another way to help you feel good about yourself, to take care of you, is to consider the MinuteClinic Eyelash Lengthening Consultation service to help you celebrate the New Year!
Thank-you CVS for helping us all to start the New Year with ideas to help us improve ourselves and ways to help those resolutions stick!
Disclosure: I am receiving a gift card for writing this post. All opinions are always 100% honest and my own.