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How to Avoid the Halloween Candy Binge

Holidays will always bring seasonal decor and treats into the house.

I used to dread this time of year. I was working on getting healthy and wanted to lose weight, but all the candy created an overwhelming temptation that would eventually cause me to lose control.

But then I learned the truth about sugar, and it revealed that cravings are a normal reaction to the stimulation from the sweet substances that trigger binging and cravings.

These five tips are simple and easy ways to maintain...

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New Technology Revolutionized Denim Jeans & Sizes!

Don’t wait to lose weight, you can buy the latest denim now, and it will always fit!

There’s a new technology in denim that will shrink to fit even if your size fluctuates. These jeans will shrink as you slim down or stretch to fit as you expand; as many as three to five waist sizes

New ultra-stretch denim debuted late last year. With 90% elasticity, it provides comfort and still manages to look like traditional blue-jean. Manufacturers know jeans need to be both...

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Frozen Treats: What I Buy & Won't Buy... & Why  

Good living means enjoying the good food and on occasion, fun foods too! That’s why, when I’m making the exception to my every-day-healthy-eating-pattern, I want to try to get the BEST quality ingredients and taste I can find! It’s summer time so I’m featuring frozen treats; everything from ice-cream to sorbet to fruit pops!

Special Edition 

Normally, I’ll only share specific brand names with my Ovvia Members. But in this special edition, I want to show you...

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Temperature Guide for Grilled Burgers

Temperature Guide for Grilled Burgers:

They cook quick! Three minutes for a 1/4 lb. 4 oz. burger brings it to 90% cooked most typically. Recommend using an instant-read thermometer to avoid over-cooking. Happy grilling! 

 

  •  120°F rare (red & raw)
  •  130°F medium-rare (warm, but pink)
  •  140°F medium (starts to dry-out, mostly pink)
  •  150°F medium-well (grayish-pink, significantly less moist)
  •  160°F + well-done (completely gray, can be...
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Frozen Burgers: What to Buy & Why

If you want to have “fast food” on hand at home, frozen burgers are absolutely essential. Why? Most all of the boxed brands do NOT require a defrost. Which means, you can cook them frozen! Get the temp. guide here too!


Convenience is the big advantage over fresh burgers, because they’re always ready to go in the freezer to “cook & eat”.  in less than 10 minutes on an outdoor grill or in a pan on the stove top. Either way, you’ll likely waste...

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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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3 Cocktails that WON'T Spike your Blood Sugar

 

VODKA

2-3oz vodka

Sparkling water

Lime Juice

 

GIN

2-3oz gin

Lime Juice 

 

WHISKEY

2-3oz Whiskey

Lemon

Sparkling water

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9 Layer Salad

 

Special Occasions, Salad

This recipe is always a huge hit whenever I make it for a party!

TIPS: Important to make it the day before for full flavor infusion! Shred the cheese yourself to avoid any unhealthy fillers. Full-Fat Greek yogurt is the healthy alternative for sour cream, because it's a healthy mix of protein & fat. It may seem like a LOT of mayo, but I've tried substituting it with "all yogurt" & it's not the same. Like I say, 'sometimes, healthy substitutes don't...

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10 Tips to Avoid Healthy Imposters

2 minute read

Want the short-cut to healthy eating? Don't be fooled by the "healthy imposters". There are so many processed foods impersonating healthy foods. The problem is these imposters can easily derail your weight-loss & wellness goals and over-time can truly accumulate to negative health consequences.

Here are my TOP 10 quick tips to help you identify healthy imposters!

  1. Ignore the front of the package. It’s the promotional space used by manufacturers to convince you to...
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Holiday & Vacation Strategy!

holidays tips vacation Nov 20, 2021

It's real easy to think that we're gaining weight during the holidays & on vacation just because we're eating and drinking too much, but actually there's a lot more to it. I've put together a strategy to help you plan for your next holiday or vacation so that you can "enjoy yourself and not destroy yourself."

I like to say that you can't change what you don't understand. So let's start by learning why vacations & holidays are so disruptive and destructive?

Defining a Vacation

Vacation...

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