Weight Loss—it’s definitely a weighty subject.

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The holidays are over and now it’s time to start thinking thin again. But where, of where, do we start?

“I Resolve…”

Oh no, not the infamous New Year’s Resolutions. Does anyone actually keep them?!

One man does, and he has this to say:  Although I am not big on New Year’s Resolutions, I think that I would resolve to say ‘I can’ rather than ‘I might’ in all my endeavors.  Trusting in my ability to accomplish my goals and desires, I know that the only limitation I have is in my mind!”—Matt Murray, GreenAcres owner

Here are Matt’s suggestions for the top supplements you should consider to help you keep that New Year’s resolution:

“Start with a healthy foundation,” says Matt.  “And you’ll soon feel like a million bucks!”


        Omega-3 supplement

        PGX fiber for weight management

        Probiotic supplement for immune and digestive support

Our boss, Barb, suggests we check in with the supplement market teams at any of our eight GreenAcres markets and see what they have to say about healthy solutions. Barb concurs with Matt regarding the supplement PGX as a way to get started eating less and enjoying the results.

PGX is available in a softgel cap or in granular form. It is taken right before meals with a large glass of water. Rich in fiber, PGX absorbs the water, mixes with your food to become a gel-like matrix that gently expands, slows digestion and provides a pleasant feeling of fullness. It’s a big boon to healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels, all this while also being incredibly safe.

While PGX doesn’t burn fat, it helps you to eat less, while you burn the calories through exercise and pushing away from the table. Worth checking out!

Matt eschews all sugar, Barb allows herself (at least for this resolution month) only three grams of sugar a day. So that means, if an energy bar contains six grams of sugar, she only eats half. Barb’s got resolve, no doubt about it!


We went to the experts, who actually make their living teaching others how to workout: Shannon Dykman and Kalene Smith of Wichita’s GoTime Training. Both are big believers in eating organically, and both have discussed their approach to exercise and nutrition with Matt and some of our employees and customers. Here’s what they have to say about keeping fit in the New Year:

  • Get your ratio of protein carbs and fats in the right balance.
  • Under-eating and overuse of cardio exercise often leads to weight loss plateaus. The secret lies in resistance training (lift weights 2-4 days per week on top of balanced nutrition for your body type.)
  • East breakfast before workout. Try your favorite energy bar topped with 1-2 tsp. coconut oil or grass-fed butter. (Yum!)

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