MAY 2011

We are excited to announce the creation of our email list and newsletter! Life is always ´on-thegoµ for everyone and we wanted to keep in touch with more of you! Every month we will send a newsletter to our patients who have provided an email address on his/her application. If you do not want to receive these, please send a reply to achieve.tullahoma@gmail.comwith ¶UNSUSCRIBE· in the subject and we will remove you from our list. We will be keeping you up-todate with specials, recipes, advice, closings/schedule changes, and other great news! We would love to hear your suggestions


We will be open Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 28th!


Peanut Caramel Delight Protein Bars These are NEW to our office and absolutely delicious! With 14 grams of protein and only 4 grams of sugar, these bars make a great grab ¶n go snack or a quick breakfast when paired up with fruit or yogurt! Pick up a box of 7 bars for $10.60 (includes tax)!

´Remembering those who paid for our freedom.µ

Achieve Medical Weight Loss | 1802 N. Jackson St. Ste. 6 Tullahoma, TN 37388 | phone 931.455.5335 | fax 931.455.5336

Featured Patient of the Month
Every month, our newsletter will feature a patient of our Tullahoma office that has achieved success with our program! For May 2011, we are proud to announce Brian R. of McMinnville, TN as our first featured patient! Brian came to us on December 23rd, 2010 ready to obtain a healthier lifestyle. He began at 207 lbs. He also had a 34.4 BMI, Fat Mass of 80.2 lbs. and 38.7% Fat Percentage. As of May 18th, 2011, Brian now weighs 154 lbs., has a BMI of 25.2, Fat Mass of 32.6 lbs., and a Fat Percentage of 21.2%! His wife and family are proud of his success! We are too! Brian is setting a great example for his family to be healthy! Congratulations Brian!

Want to share your success? E-mail us a before and after picture of yourself (or we can take an after in our office at your next visit) and be featured in an upcoming issue!

For the first two weeks of May (05/01-05/11), our patients have lost 492+ lbs.!!! We are extremely proud of all of you and invite you to bring your friends, family, coworkers, etc. to join in on the success!


Achieve Medical Weight Loss | 1802 N. Jackson St. Ste. 6 Tullahoma, TN 37388 | phone 931.455.5335 | fax 931.455.5336


Get the Most Nutrition from Your Calories The biggest nutrition problem for most Americans is posed by high-fat, high-sugar foods and drinks, such as snack foods, candies and soft drinks. Eating smarter does not mean you have to immediately go sugar-free and fat-free. You can make a big difference in your calorie intake by just eating and drinking smaller portions and by making empty calorie choices less often. The key is to moderate, not eliminate. Watching portion sizes is an easy way to cut back without cutting out. If you want to consume less sugar, limit your soft drink intake to one can a day and switch to sparkling water the rest of the time.

While there are plenty of ways to lose weight, maintaining your weight loss over the long term is often unsuccessful. If you've lost and found the same pounds several times before, it's probably time to go back to the basics of a healthy weight: y Prevention of weight gain or stopping recent weight gain can improve your health. y Health can improve with relatively minor weight reduction (5 percent to 10 percent of body weight). y Adopting a healthy lifestyle ± eating smarter and moving more ± can improve your health status even if you don't lose any weight at all. If you want to maintain a healthy weight for the rest of your life, it's all about energy balance. Here are three basic steps for success: Make Smart Choices from Every Food Group Your body needs the right fuel for your hectic, stress-filled schedule. The best way to get what you need is to enjoy a wide variety of nutrient-rich foods that are packed with energy, protein, vitamins and minerals from all the MyPyramid food groups. Where can you find these smart choices? When you go shopping, look to the four corners of your supermarket: y Fruits and vegetables from the produce aisles y Whole grains from the bakery y Low-fat milk products from the dairy case y Lean proteins from the meat/fish/poultry department. Here's an easy way to eat more produce: Enjoy one fruit and one vegetable as a snack each day. It's quick, easy, tasty and very nutrient-rich.

Balance Food and Physical Activity What you eat is just one part of the energy balance equation. The other is your physical activity. Most of us take in more calories than we spend on our daily activities. Finding a healthier balance means fitting more activity into your day. The minimum for good health is 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each day. To reach a healthy weight, you may need to be physically active longer (60 minutes a day) or participate in more intense activities. How much activity do you usually get now? If it's only 15 minutes, try adding a 15- or 20minute walk during your lunch break.
Article: Copyright ©2010, American Dietetic Association. All rights reserved

Achieve Medical Weight Loss | 1802 N. Jackson St. Ste. 6 Tullahoma, TN 37388 | phone 931.455.5335 | fax 931.455.5336

Shelly Oakley, General Manager: My Personal Testimony
I began as AMWL·s Nutrition Counselor when we first came to Tullahoma in June 2010. I was simply looking for a job & never imagined that I·d get my life back as well. I was overweight like 68% of Americans are today. I·m 4·11µ, weighed 154 lbs., & felt miserable because I couldn·t keep up with my two young boys. Before getting pregnant, I maintained my weight around 100 lbs. I was skeptical & hesitant about beginning the program because to be honest, pills scared me. It is rare that I even take something for a headache! But as my boys become more active in baseball, I knew I had to do something so I didn·t end up with a heart attack before age 30. I had gained 75 lbs. during my first pregnancy and never dropped below 150 lbs. after my second child. This was my chance to jump that hurdle. I·ll admit that it hasn·t been easy.

LEFT: June 2010 RIGHT: April 2011 154 lbs. Size 12/14 116 lbs. Size 2/4

Make the decision. Then do something - no matter how small - toward accomplishing what you want.
I found myself experiencing more energy and feeling less hungry but I still didn·t have that drive to actually take it seriously. By Sept. 2010, I weighed 130 lbs. & thought I could be happy with that but when I honestly thought about it, I knew I had to do more. So each month since then, I have added more exercise and trimmed down my ´comfort foodsµ. Now, I still reward myself with the occasional Snickers bar & slice of pizza but I understand the importance of selfcontrol. I·ve learned to push the plate away & say ¶NO· when I·m full. Today I weigh 115 lbs. and wear a size 2/4. My body fat started off over 30% and I·m now down to 20%. Every day is a new challenge but I am willing to push & overcome any obstacle that comes my way for my children and my personal health. We CAN do this: TOGETHER!

$10.00 off of your next visit!*
*Coupon must be presented at time of visit and is good for only one visit. Expires: June 18th, 2011. * Reg. price $64.95

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