Expert Advice: Weight Loss, Graduate School Advice, and More from Local Professionals


Just like you, we rely on others with experience in their specialized fields to provide us with useful information. Whether you are searching for a cosmetic surgeon, attorney, financial planner, or any specialist in between, Fort Worth Magazine’s Expert Advice series is a great place to begin your selection process.

Here, a few local experts give their advice on the topics of weight loss, banking, sheltering in place, and graduate school. 

HEALTH: SCIFIT CENTER NUTRITION AND FITNESS CONSULTING

PRO TIPS FOR WEIGHT LOSS AND NUTRITION

SciFit Center takes a new age approach toward weight loss, fitness and wellness by integrating Body Composition Scanning, Food Sensitivity, Metabolism and DNA Testing.

What is the most effective approach to weight loss?

When it comes to weight loss, there are so many different philosophies out there. From keto or paleo to intermittent fasting, the selections can become quite overwhelming. The most efficient way to make progress is to find something that works well for you. It’s important to deter-mine what works best for your body type and preferences.

At SciFit Center, we’re unlike any other place out there, because we focus on helping our clients reach their fitness and wellness goals from every aspect possible. We formulate personalized nutrition and fitness programs that are tailored to our client’s schedules, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.

What’s the best way to stay consistent on a program?

One of the main reasons people deviate or give up on a plan is due to an unsustainable approach. Forcing perfect execution of a diet or fitness program that’s too strict or demanding can decrease motivation. Another main culprit for poor results is lack of accountability which leads to inconsistency and decreased progress.

SciFit is unique in the way that we provide weekly accountability meetings to ensure our clients are successful. These consultations also provide clients with the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance. We also take the time to educate our clients on nutrition and exercise so that when they are finished with the program they can continue to apply a healthy lifestyle and maintain the progress they have made.

Which methods will work best for my body type?

SciFit provides Food Sensitivity, Metabolism and DNA Testing which reveal food sensitivities, the efficiency of your metabolism, how your body metabolizes certain foods, and which exercise methods are most effective for your particular genetic makeup. This takes out the guesswork and allows you to do exactly what benefits you the most.

Is there any new technology available to help me reach my goals?

At SciFit Center, we utilize the Fit3D Body Scanner which provides you with the most accurate body composition data such as body fat percentage, muscle mass, and anatomical measurements. This helps us monitor our clients’ progress and ensure that they are getting the results that they need. The comparison overlay feature allows you to see visual changes so you can identify the specific areas of improvement. By viewing these changes, you will be more engaged and motivated throughout your journey.

Do I have to eat clean 100% of the time to reach my goals?

One of the most important aspects of the SciFit philosophy is “having your cake and eating it too.” We believe in having a healthy balance between clean eating and indulging in not-so-healthy treats. The key to any successful weight loss approach is consistency. If you force yourself to restrict yourself too much and completely eliminate tasty treats or cheat meals, you’re only setting yourself up for failure. At SciFit Center we teach our clients how to manage their food intake in a manner which allows them to be flexible with the things they eat and how often they treat themselves. This allows for a real-life approach that’s sustainable long term. An overly strict strategy may lead to quick weight loss, but you’ll gain it back twice as fast when your deprivation leads to overwhelming temptation that you can’t resist. Do it right the first time with guidance from the professionals at SciFit Center.

SCIFIT CENTER NUTRITION AND FITNESS CONSULTING

DR. BRYCE CALVILLO, HEALTH & FITNESS SPECIALIST ANGELA CALVILLO, BS, NUTRITIONIST

2408 Forest Park Blvd.

Fort Worth, TX 76110

scifitcenter.com

817.975.7583

MONEY: CAPTEX BANK

CAPTEX BANK — READY TO SERVE YOU

CapTex Bank is a Fort Worth-based community bank with over 100 years of Texas history. At CapTex, we strongly believe that the owner-operated “small businesses” in our community fuel the economy, and the entrepreneurs who start them are a different breed. We are that breed. In fact, every member of our executive team has been deeply involved in at least one bank startup. That makes a difference in the way we look at opportunities and solutions. It also influences the way we approach our banking relationships. We know that we must EARN your business by being responsive, respectful, and knowledgeable, and we will KEEP your business by continuously investing in our products, technology and security, AND teaching you, our client, how to use them. We feel strongly that local decisions are the best decisions. This is OUR market, and we believe that our depth of local knowledge gives our clients a great advantage. If you’re interested in working with a like-minded entrepreneurial team, give us a call or stop by.

CAPTEX BANK

2929 W. Fifth St.

Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.569.6226

captex.bank

LEGAL: GARY L. NICKELSON

TIPS FOR SANITY AS YOU SHELTER IN PLACE

As we all “shelter in place,” these are unprecedented times in our history. There are many stressors that come with the constant togetherness that is now present.

Here are a few tips from people who have dealt with family law issues for over 45+ years:

  1. Structure the family’s daily routine. Make time for meals together. Assign chores and have a definite bedtime.
  2. Assign “duties “at home — who is to do what and when can bring great relief to tension in the family unit.
  3. Be patient. This is a hard thing to do when you are stressed to begin with. Counting to 10 will work in most cases; in extreme cases, go for a walk.
  4. Exercise. It’s a great de-stressor.
  5. Make yourself a gratitude list and continue to add to it. Be grateful for your health, shelter, spouse, children, and pets.
  6. Don’t assume anything. Assumptions can lead to misunderstandings, which can lead to arguments over nothing.

Family Law has been our business for over 45 years. We’ve helped many people through tough times in their relationships, and we are available to help with your fam-ily law issues. We hope that if you practice these tips, we will see you in the grocery store instead of our office. Stay Safe!

GARY L. NICKELSON

THE LAW OFFICE OF GARY L. NICKELSON.

5201 West Freeway, Ste. 100 Fort Worth, TX 76107

817.735.4000

garynickelson.com

EDUCATION: ELIZABETH DUNN RAWLINGS, MBA

CONSIDERING GRADUATE SCHOOL?

If you’re like many people, the past year led to reflection on numerous areas of your life, including your career. How can I position myself for a promotion or make a career move? How can I learn about a topic that’s always interested me? A graduate degree, especially when combined with real-world experience, just might be your answer. Increasingly, working professionals are choosing graduate school. In response, universities are striving to meet their needs.

Having worked in graduate admissions for nearly a decade, I can tell you that grad school takes serious commitment. Before enrolling in a graduate program, do your homework: Make sure the program you choose fits your life and professional goals. Is it fully online, or will you need to be on campus? Research the faculty and their backgrounds. Get detailed cost estimates and discuss with your family how to cover tuition. How will this impact your short-term budget and long-term financial goals?

With career mobility on your mind, graduate school can be a worthy investment of your time and resources. At graduation, you’ll cross the stage not only with a diploma but with the know-how and sense of accomplishment to propel you to your next level.

ELIZABETH DUNN RAWLINGS, MBA

Communications Director

Tarleton State University

College of Graduate Studies & Tarleton Online

[email protected]





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