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Do the Opposite!

Find it difficult to constantly maintain healthy habits? That’s because habit change is a skill you build continuously, through practice and by taking action. Here’s a quick tip that works to get me moving every time: Do the Opposite!

Do the Opposite

"Do the opposite" means take the opposite action from what your brain and body want to do. What you “feel-like” is the primal, auto-pilot, lazy-brain’s direction. And auto-pilot will always retreat to old...

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Lower Blood Sugar Naturally

Blood Sugar Matters for Everyone, Especially if You're Over 45  

If you’re over 45 years old, you’re even more susceptible to increased blood pressure, increased body weight, increased (bad) LDL cholesterol, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes and more! Elevated blood sugar levels is a cause and contributor to most every one of these conditions.

Healthy foods can help lower blood sugar levels naturally to help improve these conditions to avoid progressive disease.


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How To Stop Sabotaging Your Healthy Habits & Routines

Resistance to healthy routines is natural and normal. Especially when it's time to go back to work or school, after enjoying summer vacation. A plan can get you started, but resistance is a reliable rebel that covertly shows up to derail even the most solid plans and routines! Learn how to identify the unsuspecting ways resistance causes interference and get tips to help stop the sabotage so you can maintain momentum with your healthy habits and routines! 

Resistance is Hidden...

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Sweet Potatoes Aren't Healthier: "Uprooting" the Myth

Sweet potatoes have been erroneously reported as the healthier potato because the size used for comparison was a Russet that’s 52% larger in weight! How did so many trusted nutritional professionals and reliable resources get this nutrition fact so wrong? 

Sizes like small, medium and large are most familiar to the general population and easiest to visualize. The problem is the weight for each medium sample on the USDA’s website isn’t the same, see USDA images below.

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5 Reasons Why I Won’t Eat Fast-Food Chicken 

Where's the Chicken? I was shocked to learn that grilled chicken in a fast-food environment of any kind, isn’t a healthy food, it’s a healthy imposter! At least 14% of the meat, isn’t chicken. And that’s not the only reason why I won’t eat it…

5 reasons why I won’t eat fast-food chicken: Fat, Fakes, Fillers, Appetite Accelerants & Added Sugar! 

#1 Fat in fast-food is synonymous with “unhealthy” because most of it is fried....

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Avocado Secrets Revealed!

fat fiber healthy eating Jun 16, 2022

What's the most popular, creamy and tasty kind of avocado? How do you get the more "meat" and less seed? Get answers to these questions and more! Let's start with the first secret, "medium" size avocados are a myth!

Medium Avocado Myth

It's true medium avocados don't exist! And this is why there's so much confusion in understanding the nutrition facts! Below you learn all the important facts, along with bonus tips at and you'll know what I buy & why!

HASS -Est. 1935

Hass is the most...

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Travel Tips: What to Pack

habit healthy eating travel Jun 10, 2022

Carry-on with your healthy habits and pack a carry-on bag when you travel! Here are my top items with links to shop if you want to explore more, you'll see what I bring along when I travel. I want to enjoy myself and not destroy myself, which means, I try to maintain at least 4 basic healthy habits and save the exceptions for the exceptional foods, drinks and experiences at my destination! 

4 Key Healthy Habits: 
  • Hydration 
  • Food
  • Movement 
  • Sleep or reducing...
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Weekend BBQ Meal Plan!

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!

Make FIBER the 1st Priority

"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...

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Perfect Pan Seared Chicken

Perfect Pan Seared Chicken Thighs

Protein, Cooking Method

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!


  • Chicken Thighs, bone in, skin on
  • Favorite Seasoning
  • Avocado Oil
  • (Oven safe pan)


  1. Preheat oven to 425º
  2. Dry chicken thighs with a paper towel and season generously....
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5 Favorite Flavor Finds!

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! 

"Everything But the Bagel" 

Yes this sesame seasoning blend is free of smuggles! And while I...

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