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Tryptophan Top 10 to Sleepy Time

Planning a good nights sleep is what you can choose to do when putting together a meal plan that meets your daily goals for intake, weight loss or maintenance.  Here are your top 10 sleep inducing foods: Tryptophan is an essential amino acid and produces niacin and creates seratonin in the body.  Seratonin is known for aiding in sleepiness and mood elevation.  

Seeds and Nuts (Pumpkin or Squash)

Soya Foods 

Cheese, specifically reduced fat mozerella 

Lean Beef and Pork

Chicken and Turkey



Uncooked Oatbran and Oats

Lentils and Beans




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Know Your Fiber Sources

High Fiber Diet Yields Benefits  (Compliments of Merck Engage)

If you're looking to eat a healthier diet—and, by the way, potentially reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and some cancers—adding fiber can help.

In fact, most adults in the United States eat only 15 grams of fiber a day or less—well under the 21 to 38 grams a day recommended for normal adults. And the Institute of Medicine recommends taking in 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories you need.

2 types of fiber

Read more: Know Your Fiber Sources

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Wesley Reached his Healthy Weight Loss Goal in Record Time!


Weight Loss Achieved in Record Time 

Wesley and his amazing health transformation exceeded his original 60 day goal!

Wesley worked with his nutritionist to reach his goal in record time.  You can do the same with amazing results.  Connect with our nutritionist no matter what coverage you have.  Our stand alone nutrition services department is here to help you achieve healthier results!  The kind of protein shake you select does matter.  Keeping the weight loss off for life is a part of what we offer you with our full range of personalized services.



Élancé high protein meal replacement shakes can be found in our meal plan groups or can be easily used with our DPR Wellness Tracker for weight loss ease or weight maintenance success.  Elance is a combination of high, medium and slow digesting proteins that contributes to blood sugar control and expands your satiety between meals.  Between meal satiety helps with establishing habit changes and is why the DPR Wellness and Weight Loss program incorporates it into its healthier meal plans.  A recipe for your healthier lifestyle success!

Élancé Protein Shakes are an easy and nutritious way to get a healthy meal or side beverage anytime. These protein shakes offer a high-quality, low-calorie protein that is used by medical professionals, athletes and health conscious consumers. They come in convenient serving sizes that are perfect for everyone.

As noted by Wesley, meeting with a consultant/nutritionist can help you with accountability and learning how you can impact all your health related goals.  Nutritionist Karie, our staff  Nutritionist, can help you get started in your progress zone!  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 510-886-5515 to set up your initial "free" appointment with questions you may have.

 Élancé, Your Recipe for High Protein Meal Plan Success! 

The benefits of Élancé Protein Shake include:

Promotes Healthy Growth & Development 

Helps Build Lean Muscle Mass

Reduces Appetite & Helps Manage Weight

Gluten Free and has 24 vitamins and minerals and only 2 grams of sugar 

Each shake provides 20g of protein and offers a high quality, low calorie protein which in a rich tasting chocolate or vanilla option. The shakes come in convenient serving sizes which will work for anybody looking for a quick meal or nutritious side beverage.  A great alternative to high fat or snacks loaded with calories.

The right shake, like Élancé, can help you reach your targeted lifestyle goals:

Protein shakes help with muscle repair, fat burning, and a variety of other health benefits.

Some of the benefits of protein shakes are:

Helps with muscle repair

Promotes weight loss

Builds stronger bones

Promotes healthy hair growth

Reduces sugar cravings

Increases energy levels

Aids with weight maintenance once your weight loss is achieved


So, what are you waiting for?  Get started today with our DPR Wellness and Weightloss approved "shake of choice"!  

Contact us to find out more!  Our "request information" form can be used to contact our Nutritionist Karie for more information.


Wesley Miller Lost 50 Pounds in 68 Days.
Q: Congratulations, Wesley. A lot of people talk about losing weight but you took action and made it happen. What finally convinved you to to lose the weight?

Wesley: Labor Day 2020 weekend I was looking at myself in the mirror after getting off the scales weighing in at 228 pounds. This is when I decided to do something about it.

Q: Did you work with anyone to help you?

Wesley:  Yes, I did.  My consultant showed me how to follow a regimen (program) that kept me feeling full, eating healthier foods while steadily losing weight.  Having someone help you with accountability was also important.

Q: How long were prepared to try the weight loss program?

Wesley: I informed her I would give it 60 days. I started it on September 14th and ended on November 21. The skeptic in me was wrong about Elance. I lost an average of seven pounds a week. Staying consistent and focused on my 60 day timeframe helped me stay on track.  

Q: A lot of people would love to lose weight as quickly and easily as you did. Tell us how you accomplished it.

Wesley: I followed my given regimen that she created for utilizing Body Wise products for weight loss. I did a shake in the morning, followed 90 minutes later with a snack consisting of either apples, celery sticks with peanut butter and/or carrot sticks. I would eat a normal larger meal midday then I would have a shake in the evening at around six followed by the same snack protocol. I also increased my exercise timeframe.

Q: I heard your weight loss produced other health benefits, too.

Wesley: Even though I was ecstatic about my weight numbers there were other numbers that really won me over.

LDL   160
Cholesterol   298
HDL   49
Triglycerides   327

LDL   47
Cholesterol   122
HDL   60
Triglycerides   82

Q:How do you feel after your amazing weight loss experience? 

Wesley: I have never felt better in my life. I achieved my weight loss goal but my other numbers had me winning the lottery. On top of that, it tastes great and helps with skin elasticity. This skeptic highly recommends the Elance product line. It delivers! 




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Salmon, Go Wild!


Discover the Health Benefits of Salmon.  A Very Versatile Fish.



Salmon is known for being high in Omega 3's.  Do know that not all salmon is created equal.  Go Wild (when available).


What are some of the major benefits of eating salmon?

Salmon is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for reducing inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids are also linked to lower rates of depression and anxiety.

Salmon is a great source of protein, which helps you maintain muscle mass and energy levels.

Salmon also comes with plenty of B vitamins, selenium, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and vitamin D - providing your body with essential vitamins to stay healthy!

What are some of the major benefits to consuming Omega 3 fatty acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are important for the brain, the heart, and the immune system. Some of the major benefits to consuming Omega 3 fatty acids are reduced inflammation, decrease in blood pressure, reduced risk of cancer.

Some experts recommend eating around 1 gram of Omega 3s every day. The best sources are fish oil pills or oily fish like salmon or tuna.

Omega 3s can help reduce inflammation which is an underlying cause of many diseases.

Omega 3s can also help reduce blood pressure which is key for heart health because high blood pressure damages arteries by forcing them to work too hard to pump blood through your body.

How much is too much salmon if you have high cholesterol?

People with high cholesterol should be aware of how much salmon they're eating. Salmon is a healthy fish and can be enjoyed in moderation. The key is to eat enough healthy fats, such as Omega-3s, to balance out the harmful saturated fats found in most meats and vegetable oils.

What is the nutrition difference between wild and farmed salmon?

Wild salmon are the ones that are born or spawn naturally in fresh water. Farmed salmon, on the other hand, are bred specifically for consumption. The two types of salmon differ in terms of diet and nutrition.

The diet of wild salmon is based on their natural environment which consists mainly of small fish, crustaceans, algae, and invertebrates. Farmed salmon are fed a different diet consisting mainly of pellets made out of fish meal and soybean meal. This leads to differences in fat content among the two types as well as nutrient content.

For instance, wild salmon have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids than farmed salmon because they consume more plant-based food sources which contain omega-3s. Wild salmon also have lower levels of mercury because their natural environment

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Powerful Protein, Your Weight Loss Help-mate

Websalmon  Empower your daily menu with protein first to shed those hard to lose pounds    and keep them off.   The best sources—fish, meat, dairy, beans—aren't as quick or  convenient as most carbs or even fruits and veggies. "Traditional protein sources  aren't usually grab and go. And if they are, they're often fried or unhealthy," says  nutrition expert Angela Ginn, R.D., a spokesperson for the American Dietetic  Association.

That may help explain why up to a third of women between the ages of 20 and 40 don't get their RDA of protein, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And in light of the fact that a growing number of nutritionists believe that the current dietary guidelines for this mighty macronutrient are way too low, we're really missing out.

Read more: Powerful Protein, Your Weight Loss Help-mate

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