Lose Big! Let Go! Live Free!
Empowering YOU to get healthy in body, mind, and spirit through developing a plan, executing the process, and living out your purpose!

If I had to use a few words to describe Coach Jones it would be committed, supportive, and competitive. Coach always showed up for us, having a plan for each specific person based on their goals. She came to practice organized and ready to go. She is passionate about the sport, but even more passionate about our success. She was supportive in every way on and off the field. Coach Jones pushed me to give 110% every practice and because of that I learned discipline, work ethic, and how strong I really am. I am so thankful to have had her as a coach as she pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable and allowed for me to learn so much about myself.
Kaitlyn M
About Us

Our Clinic

At Losin’ It with Sonya Jones, (finalist on Season 16 of NBC’s Reality TV Show, The Biggest Loser) we will work together to help you get healthy in body, mind and spirit. Our team is dedicated to helping you lose the weight and keep it off. We will coach you every step of the way. 

Our Team

Sonya Jones
Certified Ideal Protein Coach

Sonya Jones is an author, motivator, and speaker who lost 144 pounds as a finalist on Season 16 of NBC's The Biggest Loser. Sonya was the only female finalist in the show’s 16th season and lost the show by only .01%, which was the closest loss in the show’s history.

Before becoming a contestant on the show, Sonya admits that she struggled with self-worth and self- confidence. She had been overweight her entire life and was determined to make a change. Since the show Sonya has developed a passion for helping others attain their health and wellness goals. She inspires individuals and organizations to clarify and crush their health and wellness goals in order to live a life greater than they ever hoped, dreamed, or imagined.

Julie Tucker-Ponder
LCSW and Certified Addictions Coach

Julie Ponder will facilitate many of the emotional eating groups at Losin' It with Sonya Jones. Julie is the President of Psychiatric Associates of Central Illinois where she maintains a private practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addictions Counselor.

For over 20 years, Julie has counseled thousands of clients to improve their lives by helping them heal, resolve conflict, and no longer be burdened by their past.

She is also the Founder and Director of Pastures of Hope, a therapeutic equine and life coach practice. Here she specializes in helping people with their mind body and spirit, heal their relationships with food and other addictions.

Desi Davis
Certified Ideal Protein Coach

Desi Davis has been a teacher and softball/basketball coach for over 25 years. She chose this career because she wanted to inspire and guide her students and athletes to be the best version of themselves each and every day. She teaches and models that, through dedication and hard work, everyone has the strength within themselves to accomplish his/her dreams and goals.

As a coach for Losin’ it with Sonya Jones, Desi will share that same philosophy with her clients. Desi is going through her own personal health journey. Before starting at Losin’ It, Desi admits that she struggled with feeling confident and knew she was not at her best mentally and physically. The life changing transformation she has had with Ideal Protein at Losin’ it with Sonya Jones is a gift she wants to share with others.

“We are imperfect and wired for struggle, but are worthy of love and belonging”. YOU ARE WORTHY… YOU ARE ENOUGH… AND I CAN’T WAIT TO HELP YOU ON YOUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS JOURNEY!

Gina Sielschott
Certified Ideal Protein Coach

Gina Sielschott would LOVE to help you in your journey to lose weight and to keep it off. Gina understands that life throws us curves and that sometimes we need assistance in getting through the game of life. Gina has a diverse background and much experience in her life journey. Gina has a huge heart! She is a confidential and loyal coach who genuinely would like to help you through your weight loss journey and your journey to maintain your weight loss. As your Certified Ideal Protein Coach, she understands your weight loss highs and lows since she has been through the process. She knows that losing weight is not easy and that keeping the weight off is even more difficult.

However, after meeting Sonya Jones and becoming a part of the Losin’ It Family, Gina realized that it is easy to lose the weight on Ideal Protein. Sonya Jones’ program of coaching and group meetings has taught her to maintain her weight loss by changing her relationship with food which had always been a struggle. She lost 95 lbs in 10 months. Her favorite quote from Sonya Jones is, “This will be your LAST diet!” That is a true statement!

Sara Swick
Certified Ideal Protein Coach

Sara Swick has learned the magic of Ideal Protein and utilizes it through maintenance. Sara was overweight and struggled with stress from her job as a Correctional Lieutenant and she was also going through many hormonal changes.

Sara says:

No matter what I tried, I could NOT lose weight. I was becoming very emotionally distressed, depressed, and extremely agitated with myself. I could not understand how I could work out 4 – 5 times a week for an hour and a half each time and not lose weight. It was so frustrating! I spoke with a doctor at my family clinic and was told about a new clinic had recently opened up in Litchfield, Illinois and it seemed to be having tremendous success! I knew that it was definitely worth a shot! I spoke with my husband about the program and he told me that he also would like to lose some weight and that we could do this together! I immediately gave Sonya a call. IT WAS THE BEST DECISION WE EVER MADE! I lost 74 pounds at Losin’ It With Sonya Jones and my husband lost 56 lbs. It has been an incredible journey that has taught us how to eat right and maintain our weight loss.

Believe me when I say that I have been where you are and I was just as nervous as you might be. I will also tell you that you will be so pleased and excited if you try this lifestyle change at Losin’ It with Sonya Jones! All of the clients at our clinic are all proof-positive that this program works and works so well! If I can do it, so can you!! This is definitely a FAMILY worth joining!

Partnered with Sonya Jones

Ideal Protein has a suite of personalized lifestyle building assistants designed to help you achieve your weight loss goals while on the phases of the Ideal Protein Protocol. After you have accomplished your weight loss results, these assistants helps you maintain “POSSIBLE” with smarter lifestyle living tools and support.

Phase 1: Weight Loss

In Phase 1, optimize fat loss through nutritional ketosis and preserve lean body mass through an adequate daily intake of high biological protein. Essential nutrients are provided through daily supplements, water and low-glycemic vegetables.

Phase 2: Stabilization

Beginning with a Step-down week, food intake is recorded for seven days to create the nutritional foundation for Stabilization. Healthy fats and complex carbs are reintroduced in a measured and deliberate fashion, assessing the tolerance each week to effectively manage hunger and maintain weight loss.

Phase 3: Maintenance

For the first 12 months following Stabilization, you will continue to receive ongoing education, support and strategies from your coach and clinic.

Business Hours

By Appointment Only

The incredible Sonya Jones. What a wonderful person and enthusiastic leader. Her excitement for excellence touched every person and project under her scope of responsibilities. Sonya is a high-octane, in demand professional speaker. Audiences love her energy and heart felt message. Thousands of individuals have been touched by her story and life changing motivational message to reach their full potential no matter the obstacles. It was a privilege and blessing to work alongside Sonya. She is a shining star that will make any team brighter and more brilliant.
Craig B