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Sugar Scripts for Any Occasion

Sugar has been a part of my life since I was an infant.  And believe me, I was not born with this superwoman “sugar-is-not-appealing” strength.

I had to go through many times of breaking my addiction, getting addicted again, then cutting the habit, and getting addicted before I finally figured out some tips to stop the habit for good.

Now that I know how devastating sugar is to your weight loss goals and how it wreaks havoc in the body, I want to share some tips on how to handle yourself in social events where you are offered sugar left and right.

All of us have been in this situation.

You’re at a party, and suddenly someone comes to you and gives you a piece of cake.

I believe we deserve to have other options than just saying “Yes” out of guilt and eating that piece of cake.

If this is not the day that you planned to have your cheat meal, then there are several things you can do and say.

If you’re offered a piece of cake, you can say, “No, thank you. I’m good, thanks very much.  Have you seen the rainbow today?  Wasn’t it lovely?”

This is called deflection.

You say “No,” thank the person, and then follow it with small talk about a general but exciting topic.

This will take the person’s mind away from the sugar and from recognizing that you don’t want sugar (which makes them question your sanity or wonder what’s wrong with them not to have the willpower to say no to sugar… none of which has anything to do with you).

If deflection does not work, use an excuse.

You can say, “No thank you. I notice that when I eat sugar, my skin breaks out.  It must be an allergy.”

Usually, they stop at the word allergy.

Here you give an actual reason, and the person won’t take offense because you are taking full responsibility for your experience.

The Life-Changing-Event Excuse

Use this last tip when you’re confronted by a super aggressive sugar-pusher (aka your Grandmother) who may use guilt to shove sugar in your face.

This is when you need to pull out your big guns and go strong by saying that you are preparing for a contest, a photo shoot, an important event, or you’re getting ready for a vacation at the beach.  Tell them that you’re feeling great about the progress that you have been making.

You can then follow it up with another conversation about something that interests the person. What is their absolute favorite thing to talk about? Use that in this context now. You will need all the secret weapons you can handle to block this level of attack.

In our society today where social events center around food and sugar for that matter, we will be faced with these challenges.

It’s best to tackle them head-on with preparation and consciousness.

These scripts have been working for me for years.

So next time, when you’re in a party, you can try to use these lines and see how they work for you. I want to hear about how they worked for you.

 

Your Fitness Coach and Script Writer,
Love and Light,

Andréa

Let me help you overcome your sugar addiction.

Cleanse from the Inside Out

Being cleansed from within feels absolutely amazing!

When you are clean on the inside, the outside will surely feel the same way.

Suddenly your skin is clearer and more supple.

Your face seems to glow and it’s more radiant.

Your hair becomes shinier and softer.

You smell like you just got out of the shower.

Now I want that feeling!

One way to cleanse the inside of your body is through hydration.

And what is the best beverage to hydrate your body?

Nothing else but WATER. 

It’s 100% natural, healthy and it’s easy to get too.

Water is the number 2 nutrient that our bodies need and we owe it to ourselves to drink lots of it.

If you’re one who is not a fan of the “bland” taste of water, I hear you.

I used to hate it too.

I used to choose either sugary sodas or fruit juices in cans and boxes over water.

This was the case until I discovered the amazing benefits you get from hydrating with water.

It will help you get rid of toxins from the food that you eat and from other sources in our environment.

These are the harmful chemicals that cause so many damaging effects in our bodies.

You wouldn’t want that staying inside you, would you?

I’ve heard so many people say that water can cause bloating.

I want to throw that myth out the window.

It’s the chemicals that cause the fat storage and the hormonal imbalance that in the end, cause the bloating.

And hydrating the body with water is one of the best ways to take out these toxic wastes.

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For those of you who want to start a new healthy habit of drinking more water, I honor you.

It’s one of the best decisions that you can ever make for your body.

Want a refreshing twist on a drink that may have been so boring for you?

Try adding slices of lime, lemon or cucumber in your ice cold water.

This will add more flavor and vitamins to your drink. It’s a win-win!

You will see a huge difference in the way you feel and look once you start this new habit.

This could also be a great health habit, don’t you think?

Let me know how it works for you.

Your Water-Chugging Coach,
Love and Light,

Andréa

 

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Cook Your Way to Weight Loss

Do you have the habit of relying on other people or places to feed you?

From fast food restaurants to a bag of chips in a convenience store, there is always a place where you can grab food, quickly and easily.

Every time you step outside your door, remember that you are venturing into a place full of temptations.

And you don’t want these temptations to catch you off guard.

Eating out can be treacherous because you don’t really know what they put in their dishes.

I’m not saying  that you can never eat out, but most of the time, you will probably be eating from home.

The fact is, cooking or preparing your own food is the only way to know what you’re eating.

You will be confident that you are able to nourish yourself with natural ingredients that are so important for your healthy weight loss journey.

If you have not done this before, a great way to start is to plan what you’re going to have for the week, or even for the next 2-3 days.

You can prepare your grocery list and buy the ingredients all at once.

Cooking Your Way to Weight Loss2Have a prep or cooking day for all your meals.

Put your cooked food in different containers and store them in the freezer.

This way, you can grab them when you’re in a hurry for a morning meeting or when you’re coming home tired from work.

Bring some packed healthy meals wherever you go so you won’t be limited to only one option which is to buy from a restaurant or a fast food drive through.

When you do this, you will know exactly that what you’re eating is great for you.

Your food will provide you with the nutrients that your body and mind needs.

This will help you eliminate cravings and avoid having chemicals in your meals.

Cooking and Preparing your own food may need some getting used to.

Trust me, when you learn this, you’re going to come to enjoy this time for yourself, and your confidence will increase more and more as you do it regularly.

Your Cooking Fitness Coach,
Love and Light,

Andréa

 

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Fat Melting Recipe “Turkey Chili”

Turkey Chili

Turkey, beans and chili…Who can go wrong with that combination? This dish has a rich and deep taste that lingers in your mouth.  It’s packed with natural power proteins that make you stay full longer and eliminate cravings. Enjoy every bit of its flavorful kick!

Ingredients:
1lb. of Ground Turkey ( ½lb. ground dark Turkey + ½lb. ground white Turkey works best)
1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
2 Cans Diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes
2 Cans Lukewarm Water
1 Can Organic Black Beans (rinsed, drained)
¾ C. Red Onion
½ C. Red Bell Pepper/chopped
½ C. Yellow Bell Pepper/chopped
½ tsp. Chipotle Chili Flakes
1 tsp. Fresh garlic (minced)
1 tsp. Green Chili’s (diced)
½ Packet Stevia in the Raw

Turkey ChiliSpice Mixture for Turkey Chili:
2 Tbsp. Chili Powder
1 tsp. dried Oregano
1 tsp. granulated Garlic Powder
½ tsp. Cayenne Pepper (Turn up the AMP if you like more heat)
½ tsp. dried Cumin
1 Whole Bay Leaf
Dash of Nutmeg
Fresh chopped Cilantro (top garnish)

Directions:

In a small mixing bowl, combine all dry spices and set aside.

In a large Dutch oven, add diced fire-roasted tomatoes, 2 cans of water, black beans, bay leaf & Stevia.  Bring to a slight boil. Cover and continue to simmer.

In a large frying pan, heat coconut oil over medium heat.

Add turkey and brown thoroughly about 10 minutes, stirring frequently for even cooking.

Add dry ingredients to browned turkey and simmer for a 5 minutes longer.

Add turkey mixture to simmering tomatoes & beans.

Stir and bring back to gentle boil.

Lower heat and Simmer another 45 minutes. Serve hot with chopped cilantro.

 

Get more naturally tasty and healthy recipes in my “100 Fat Melting Recipes” book which is included in the BikiniButt Program.

Fat Melting Recipe “Simple Kale Salad”

Wonder why there’s so much buzz over Kale ?

It’s a great source of fiber, healthy carbs, vitamins and minerals  that you need to feel light and energized all through out the day.

Try this easy-to-make, flavorful salad and it will definitely put all your doubts about this green leafy veggie to rest.

So simple, yet so delicious!

Ingredients:

1 bunch kale, washed
1 tbsp. virgin olive oil
3-4 red onion slivers
1 tbsp. almond slivers
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

Thoroughly wash the kale, and cut or tear into small pieces.

Place kale in large mixing bowl and gently massage olive oil into the leaves. (This softens and moistens the kale for the best texture.)

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Next, toss in the onion and almonds.

Season with sea salt and black pepper.

 

For more great recipes, check out my “100 Fat Melting Recipes” book included in the BikiniButt Program.

Fat Melting Recipe “Ahi Tuna Salad”

Ahi Tuna Salad

Do you want to give your otherwise boring salad a wonderful twist?  This Ahi Tuna Salad is packed with protein, healthy fats and ton of flavors! It’s a complete nutritious meal that’s so delicious you keep coming back for more.

Ingredients
1 tbsp. coconut oil
½ tsp. dill weed (fresh if possible)
½ tsp. lemon pepper
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 ahi tuna steak
1 tbsp. Lemonaise or other mayonnaise alternative (see ingredients below)
2 tbsp. chopped red onion
2 tbsp. chopped celery
¼ c. slivered almonds
1 roasted whole bell pepper (red, orange, yellow, or green)

Directions:

In a medium frying pan, heat coconut oil over medium heat.

Mix herb and pepper mixture and sprinkle liberally on both sides of the ahi tuna steak.

Cook the tuna steak until desired texture is reached or for 3 minutes per side.

Place cooked tuna steak in a bowl and mix well with the Lemonaise, onion, celery, and almonds.

Fill the roasted bell pepper with the ahi tuna steak mixture and serve warm.

Mayonnaise Alternative

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Ingredients
1 cup silken tofu and add a dash of water
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp yellow mustard
2 dashes hot pepper sauce
1/8 tsp dash white pepper
1/8 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp salt

Directions:

Blend all ingredients well and adjust seasonings to taste.

Refrigerate after making; saves up to 5 days.

 

Check out my “100 Fat Melting Recipes” book  included in the BikiniButt Program for more healthy and delicious recipes.

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