Initially, after you start a new exercise routine, you’ll likely notice increased appetite and hunger. And that’s because of leptin. Leptin is one of your metabolic hormones that manages your appetite and fat stores. The problem is Leptin thinks that the stored fat on your body is intentionally there and that you've been saving and storing that extra fat as energy that you're depending on in the future. And that's why when you start an exercise program to lose weight, your...
Enjoy yourself, don’t destroy yourself this holiday weekend! We all love to celebrate with food, family and friends, that’s why, I plan for the exceptional foods and I also formulate a plan to protect my metabolic health too. Here are my top tips and links to recipes!
"Catch carbohydrates” with the net of protection fiber makes inside your belly. That’s why I eat fiber filled foods first. Then I’m better protected from...
By the time I quit dieting I was SICK of chicken breasts. This chicken thigh cooking method helped me fall in love with chicken again. Healthy eating doesn't have to mean dry and flavorless food.
Get my favorite chicken seasoning here!
Healthy food can taste good! Check out all five photo images along with links, so you can try them and decide if you want to stock them in your pantry too!
Ovvia's recipes for making your own salsa, guacamole and pesto are great ways to add flavor to your food. But homemade isn't always fast, easy and convenient. That's why, I keep these five things on my shelf at all times!
Yes this sesame seasoning blend is free of smuggles! And while I...
Healthy foods don't taste good? It's a normal response to fruits and veggies. Why? Today's modern manufactured and processed foods are all sweetened. Which means, your taste buds are conditioned to sweet taste.
If you want to dramatically improve the taste of healthy foods, you can in just 10 days, with a simple taste-bud reset! Follow these simple steps!
Every 10 days, we all naturally regenerate new taste buds; which include sweet-receptor proteins on the tongue. What make...
These salsas are so yummy! All three recipes are include fiber-filled ingredients, which makes them a healthy way way to enjoy as a dip with chips on occasion. Salsa is a great way to enhance the flavor of burrito bowls, eggs, fish, chicken or salads!
Great tasting meat relies on flavor and proper cooking technique. Follow these 10 tips to elevate the flavor and taste of what’s on your plate!
#1. Fat is flavor. The fattier cuts of meat like chicken thighs and rib-eye bring natural flavor inside the fatty marbling. Those are my two favorite cuts by the way. And they also do well retaining natural moisture, which means they don’t dry out as easily. I stopped eating chicken breasts when I leaned the fat in the chicken...
Pancakes are a fun food I enjoy on occasion and when I do, they better be exceptionally good! Which means, I will make my own mix, using simple ingredients, from my family recipe below: no fillers, no fakes and no flour imposters.
What’s a flour imposter? It’s flour impersonating a healthy food, because it is made from a healthy ingredient, it pretends to be healthier. But it isn’t because once the healthy ingredient is transformed it into flour it’s an...
This recipe is a delicious and healthy spin on a traditional risotto. Following the same cooking method of gradually adding the veggie stock & stirring frequently. Quinoa is a great substitute as a healthy grain, because it maintains its creaminess and full flavor, just like traditional risotto. Real parmesan cheese is key along with veggie broth as a base instead of water. This recipe is a must try to satisfy the whole family!
It's not just fresh ingredients! A healthy salad is just like any complete meal and includes the top three essential nutrients your body needs to stay healthy and satisfied: fiber, protein and healthy fat. Unfortunately, there are a lot of imposters that mimc healthy salad ingredients, which is why, you need to know more about what's essential and what to avoid.
Learn more and follow the highlighted links below to my 9 favorite healthy salad recipes!