The 700 Club with Pat Robertson

Yedda Stancil

Governor appointed Yedda to Executive Director of the VA Center for Healthy Communities

Co-Founder, The Center of Integrative Medicines, Richmond, VA

Yedda Stancil: The SMART Approach to Weight Loss

The 700 Club“Americans dish out fattier foods in the winter than in the summer and end up packing away an extra 31 calories a day on average as a result,” says Yedda Stancil.

However, there is a "smart" way to deal with weight gain — SMART Approach: set Specific goals, make sure you can Measure it, your goal should be Attainable otherwise you’re setting yourself up for failure. Your goal should be Relevant to your overall health, and lastly set a Timeline for completing your goal.

The goals should be about six weeks apart and require more devotion each time. Yedda will be sharing exercises that the whole family can do while at home:

Kristi Watts and Yedda Stancil“It is very important to get cardiovascular activities in all day. While at work take the stairs instead of the elevator and when you are at home have your family take a walk around the block. There are many things that we can do on a consistent basis through the day to keep our body moving.” Yedda has based her weight loss motivations on Isaiah 55:2, “Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen and I will tell you where to get food that is good for the soul!” (NLT)

Yedda Stancil is the owner and operator of Fantastically Fit!, a Richmond-based Health and Wellness consulting business that assists individuals and organizations in achieving optimal health. She is a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer through The American Council on Exercise. Yedda studied Kinesiology at The University of Texas, El Paso, and Community Health Education at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Yedda has also been involved in the development and implementation of community health programs for over 10 years. Yedda and her staff specialize in exercise relative to overall health, nutrition and supplementation, mind-body connection, relaxation techniques, strength and resistance training, metabolism, weight loss, and nutrition counseling.

Kristi Watts and Yedda StancilYedda is a consultant to The Ken Blanchard Companies and the personal trainer to Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager, Miss Washington D.C., numerous political figures, business persons, and celebrities. Yedda has managed several of America’s most progressive fitness facilities. Under her guidance and leadership, her organization consistently ranked in the top five percent among over 300 competing facilities. During her final year she attained The Elite Performer Award in recognition of her exceptional contributions. Governor Mark Warner appointed Yedda as the Executive Director of a state wide non-profit, the Virginia Center for Healthy Communities.

She has recently co-developed the state obesity plan for Virginia, CHAMPION, and is working with several state agencies and initiatives in addressing the health of Virginia’s communities. Mrs. Stancil is a guest lecturer for the Medical College of Virginia and travels across the United States conducting seminars and workshops.

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