Unlike snakes, humans can’t lose weight simply by shedding their skins and leaving them in the yard of an irritating neighbor. Remove inches of unwanted skin with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a 12-week, low-glycemic, weight-loss program at Welcome to Wellness in Hastings (a $249 value). Starting on January 21, the weight-loss program includes the following:
- Weekly weigh-ins and measurements
- BIA readings
- Camera for Skype video chat
- Recipe book and workbook
- Personal coaching
- Weekly potlucks
Helmed by Dr. Melissa Millner and registered EMT Nyki Biegel, Welcome to Wellness leads clients through a belly-shrinking low-glycemic diet plan. An initial body-mass analysis measures each participant’s BMI, lean muscle, metabolism potential, and number of unpatriotic cells, then crunches the numbers to determine optimal weight-loss game plans. In a group of no more than 50 students, slenderizers learn healthy recipes that aim to balance blood sugars, and they attend weekly potlucks to mingle and taste new dishes. Tummy trimmers can further stay on their weight-loss track with a recipe book and weekly weigh-ins, and a provided computer camera encourages clients to share questions, concerns, and trivia about Duran Duran songs with personal coaches via Skype. Though not required, meal replacements and snacks are available through Usana healthcare products, and antioxidants are recommended, as they are said to aid in detoxification.