Losing weight will reduce your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Remember that losing weight is the easy part and is only a short-term solution to a long-term problem. Weight management is for life. That’s why our weight loss program incorporates four components: health, fitness, education and nutrition.

Greetings! from Indian Lake Medical Weight Loss & Wellness, Pllc

I own and operate Indian Lake Medical, located in Hendersonville, TN, established in 2009; I’m a Nurse Practitioner/Nutritionist. I promote health & wellness, chronic disease prevention, health restoration, hormonal balance, natural weight loss, medical weight loss, diabetes education, and nutritional counseling all in efforts of restoring and maintaining optimal health.

I have a special interest in diabetic teachings/prevention. I have a multifaceted practice with programs geared toward weight loss for the insulin resistant with PCOS, programs for the average mom looking to lose that last 10-15 pounds and even “all natural” weight loss programs for the nursing mother. 

I am a visionary. I am a researcher. I am the CEO and founder of ProTonic: Hydration & Fuel, makers of ProTonic Water; a lightly flavored protein beverage fortified with 18g of whey protein isolate. ProTonic™ 18g Protein Water is available for online purchase at as well as select local distributors.

On this journey thus far I’ve learned that mistakes are meant to be made. Fate is real. Faith is your best friend. Fear is false evidence appearing real. It’s okay to be random. It’s okay to be indecisive. It’s okay to be determined. Confidence is beautiful thing; money can’t buy it, people can smell it. 

I’m a native Nashvillian. I am introverted. I’m a learned extrovert. I shop alone. I never talk politics. I don’t allow outside elements to dictate my mood. My closest friends; I’ve had since high school. My husband is my happy place. My children make life worth living. I personally lost 80lbs in 2003. I’m a real person. I’m competitive. I’m blessed. I love to laugh. I’m intrigued by life. I’m inspired by love.

I believe in success. I’m rooting for the underdog. I. AM. ME. I believe that once you find yourself; the rest is easy. I love to think. Maybe I over think. I get great pleasure from writing; it allows me to capture my most random thoughts. 

..most importantly, I enjoy being ME!

I know from experience that the necessary components of controlling weight including having the right team on your side, believing in yourself, eating the right portions of proper foods, exercising, drinking plenty of fluids, and being held accountable.

Of course, exercise remains an essential component of lifelong weight control. I understand the average — because I’ve been the average patient. 

What makes an effective diet?

Any weight loss diet needs to incorporate three things:

1.  It needs to work.

2.  It needs to work “yesterday!”

3.  It needs to be safe. The side effects, if any, must be minimal and there should be no long term proven health risks associated with it.

Many of the patients seeking our services are veterans of other diet programs and come to us because they’ve heard of the success of our weight loss program in helping others achieve. We find most patients achieve the weight loss they desire if they are willing to change their lifestyle to include regular physical activity and a healthy routine life patterns, low sugar diets that are controlled and planned.

I hope to see you soon!!! T. Taylor Minchey, NP-C

Rules of engagement:

 05 – 06 Healthy Shopping List

1. Don’t skip breakfast

Research shows that eating breakfast helps you control your weight. Some people ski
p breakfast as they think it will help them loose weight – well it doesn’t. Naturally thin counterparts eat food in the AM.

2. Eat regular meals

Some people think missing meals will help them lose weight, but it has been shown that eating regularly during the day helps to burn calories at a faster rate as well as reduce the temptation to snack on foods high in fat and sugar. Naturally thin counterparts “eat all the time.”

3. Eat plenty of fruit and veg

Fruit and veggies are low in calories and fat and high in fiber – three essential ingredients for successful weight loss.

4. Get more active

Studies show that regular activity is key to losing weight and keeping it off.

5. Drink plenty of water

People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger. Do not drink your calories!

6. Eat high-fiber foods

Foods containing lots of fiber will keep you feeling full for longer, which is perfect for losing weight.

7. Read food labels

Knowing how to read food labels can help you choose healthier options, and keep a check on the amount of calories, fat, salt and sugars you eat.

8. Use a smaller plate

Studies show that people who use smaller plates tend to eat smaller portions and still be satisfied.

9. Don’t ban foods

Don’t ban any foods from your weight loss plan, especially the ones you like. Banning foods will only make you crave them more.

10. Don’t stock junk food

To avoid temptation, avoid stocking junk food, such as chocolate, biscuits, crisps and sweet fizzy drinks, at home.

11. Cut down on alcohol

Did you know a standard glass of wine can contain as many calories as a piece of chocolate, and a pint of lager has about the same calorie count as a packet of crisps?

12. Plan your meals

Plan your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the week, making sure you stick to your calorie allowance. Try to plan for four to seven days’ worth of meals and snacks. Make a shopping list, but don’t shop when you’re hungry as that can lead to high-calorie impulse buys!

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