I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for CVS/pharmacy MinuteClinic. I received promotional items as a thank you for participating.
I’ve decided that this is the year I finally buckle down, start eating healthier and finally lose weight. If you’re a regular reader (I hope you are!), I know you’ve heard me sing this song dozens of times over the last three years. I’ve tried just about every diet, supplement and gadget out there to help me lose weight. I can’t blame the tools I used, they all had their benefits and came with a great support system. No, the blame falls solely on my shoulders. See, I finally realized something this year: I can’t “diet.” Anything that requires specific foods or remembering to take a certain supplement every day just isn’t going to work for me. I am psychologically unable to stick to a detailed, regimented plan.
Instead of focusing on using tools from others to lose weight, I’ve decided to just focus on eating better. More importantly, I’m doing this by taking small steps. For example, I can’t give up chocolate. It’s just not going to happen. So instead of downing a chocolate bar smothered in chocolate ice-cream, I’ve switched to tossing some mini bitter-sweet chocolate chips over fruit, like this:
Would you believe that’s only about a tablespoon of chocolate chips? Um, give or take a bit. Still, way fewer calories than my former choices, and just as satisfying! I’ve only just started, so I can’t say how successful I’ll be. I’ve already lost three pounds though!
Getting healthy with CVS MinuteClinic
Have you heard of the CVS MinuteClinic? I didn’t even know about this until I saw the opportunity to write about them. I wanted to do this opp because I’m guessing if I’ve haven’t heard of it, many of you may not have either. After all, I DO know everything! 😀 Kidding! The CVS MinuteClinic is a walk-in clinic that requires no appointment and takes most major insurances. It’s open every day, with evening hours for those who work during the day. You can find it in CVS stores in 28 states.
While you can visit the MinuteClinic for all your minor care issues, there are two programs that are particularly useful in helping you get healthier. For me, the most relevant one is the Weight Loss program. The program costs $69 for the initial assessment way less than the cost of most diet systems. The thing I love about it is that a nurse practitioner actually sits down with you and helps you develop a plan that works for you. After that assessment, you can opt to continue with their ongoing weight loss coaching for $59. Again, a professional will be there with you every step of the way to evaluate your progress, listen to your concerns and help you figure out what is or isn’t working for you. Check out the video to learn more:
If you’re trying to quit smoking, CVS MinuteClinic also has a fantastic Smoking Cessation Program to help you stay on track! The program includes a one-on-one assessment of your nicotine dependence, ongoing support, a summary sent to your regular physician and even nicotine-replacement tools when appropriate.
With CVS MinuteClinic, make this the year you finally achieve your weight loss and smoking cessation goals! Having the right tools really can make all the difference!
I love the Minute Clinic and actually prefer to go there over my doctor’s office because it’s so quick and easy! I had no idea they had these other programs there now. That’s great to know!
I had no idea they had a MinuteClinic in CVS. We don’t have a CVS near us, but there is one in our neighboring town that is only 20 minutes away.
Anything related to health and weightloss – I have an open mind about it – have to check them out! Plus – doctors are always giving the best advice to take! Have to see their stuff! Like now, lol! 🙂
I love their flexible hours. I wish we had a CVS near us. this would really come in handy.
I’ve never been to the minute clinic at CVS. My sister works in the CVS pharmacy though so I’m sure it’s great.
I have heard about the CVS Minute Clinic but never realized they had a diet help and smoke stopping program as well. The price seems reasonable enough when you consider how much at least I have spent on weight loss products over the years! Will be checking into this.
I don’t think I’ve seen one of these, but I’ll double check the site to see if there are any near me. It sounds very convenient!
I’ve heard of CVS’ Minute Clinic, but I didn’t know they had so much to offer! Thanks for the heads up!
I had no clue that CVS offers a MinuteClinic, but it sounds very helpful. Like you I am also trying to lose weight. I like your approach you take which is much more realistic then quiting your favorite foods cold turkey.
I love Minute Clinic for minor medical problems after our regular doctor is closed. They have helped us through many late night sinus infections. It’s cool that they offer the weight loss and smoking cessation programs.
It’s always great to learn about something new and this sounds like such a great idea I know at least over here sometimes it’s so hard to get appointments when you need them so for those times you need to be seen a bit quicker it sounds like a fab idea. x
What a great way to eat better especially with something yummy like that strawberry dessert. I love CVS, quick and convenient.
I am not even sure we have a Minute Clinic near us, I go to CVS for everything else though including my flu shot this year. They are so friendly at the one near me even my youngest loves going there.
I love your healthier eating plan! Trying to massively change my diet has never worked for me either. We don’t have a CVS very close to us, but the minute clinic sounds like a really good thing!
I love the Minute Clinic. My husband actually got his flu shot there this year and we were very pleased with the service there.
I had heard of the clinics before, but I didn’t realize they had support for smoker cessation. That is really a wonderful thing!
I don’t think there is a minuteclinic here around my area. It’s nice to know that they have support for those who wants to quit smoking.
I have seen those clinics in CVS. What made me switch to raw vegan once and for all, about 8 months ago, is realizing after much research the crap that is allowed to be put into the foods available on the market today. The deception of the food labels and how they mislead you into thinking something is healthy, when it’s far from the truth. That was motivation enough for me to switch my lifestyle.
I knew CVS had a urgent care type clinic but I did not know they offered these other services. It is really good to have this information. Good luck to you with your healthier eating plan. I look forward to you updating us on your progress.
I have never heard of this but it sounds really good if we had it here i would definitely go.Also strawberries and choc chips yes please 🙂
We go to CVS for all our pharmacy needs. I never knew about their minute clinic. It seems like a great program. I will check it out the next time I am in CVS.
our CVS doesn’t have a minute clinic but i think the one over in the next toen does so this is pretty cool
I don’t have a CVS here where we live but did when I lived in NYC and we would do a lot of our personal shopping there. I’ve never heard of the CVS minute but sounds like a great idea.
It looks like this would be a place to get checked out quickly if you can’t get in to see your regular doctor
We have several CVS stores in my area but I’ve never seen a Clinic. I wish we had one as I love the services you mentioned. it’s nice to have options that are affordable. I’ll ask the manager of mine when I visit again.Thanks for the tip!