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     It has officially been FIVE WEEKS since I decided to change things up and get healthy. I know January 1 is right around the corner, so it is time to start thinking about those New Year's resolutions, right? For many of us, that same old resolution is always get healthy this year or say goodbye to those extra pounds I am toting around. It lasts for a couple of days or maybe a week and then we see a plate of french fries or a piece of cake that we just have to have. This year, I have a great jump start on my resolution and I am not looking back. I would love if you joined me too
     It has been five weeks, twelve pounds, and I feel amazing. I have more energy, my skin looks great from all of the water I drink, and my clothes...they FIT! Seriously, a piece of cake isn't worth going back to where I was. The best part is, I make better choices for me, for my health, and that means I am going to be around for a while. 
     Optavia has been a game changer for me. I was always so against "dieting". I hated the idea of starving yourself to look stick thin. For me, being healthy is more important than any weight loss. With Optavia, you are never hungry and you eat literally every 2-3 hours. Most days, I have to set an alarm to remind myself to eat because I am just not hungry. 
      When you begin the program, you will go through some adjustments. Especially if you haven't been making great food choices. That won't take long to get through and after those couple of days, you will find your groove. Now, I have my favorite recipes that I make every week, our fridge is stuffed with fresh veggies, and I know what I need to avoid. My biggest rule is "IF I DON'T BUY IT, I CAN'T EAT IT." In the beginning of the program I couldn't have any of the treats that we used to have in the house. I knew I would want to snack throughout the day. After a week or two of not having them, I didn't crave them anymore and the kiddos didn't miss them. They were snacking on veggies and healthy snacks instead. So, it was a win-win! 
     Optavia can do for you what it has for me. Begin your journey by taking this risk free health assessment
     One of the biggest bonuses for me is the fact that Optavia takes the thinking out of meal prep. My biggest decision at meal time is whether I would like a yummy blueberry muffin or some chocolate fudge pudding. The best part is, the food is GOOD! It is food that you look forward to eating and don't just do it because you need to. 
     So, what is stopping you from making this January the year your resolution actually sticks? 
     Maybe it is the concern that your weight loss won't last long term? That was something I was concerned about too, but my health coach put my fears to rest. You see, with Optavia, you attend weekly meetings and you get always have access to your health coach for free (even after you are off the Optavia program) for LIFE! The Optavia goal is for you to keep the weight off and to stay healthy for good. 
     The cost of the Optavia program is a factor? With the Optavia program, they have some great money saving kits that give you all of the fuelings you need for the month. When you look at your cost of breakfast and lunch per day, Optavia is a no brainer. You are getting five meal replacements for every day and a healthier life. There is no other cost to the program. 
     What if it doesn't work for me? This is exactly how I felt when I started the program. I was so worried that all the success stories I was reading just could never be me. I was wrong. This is a proven method that WORKS and it will work for you. Want to see some awesome success stories? Check them out on my health coach's page here

Let's put all of the excuses to rest and look at 2018! Optavia can change your life like it has mine and so many others. Want to see which program works best for you? Take the Optavia health assessment here. 

Serves: 4-8 (Makes 16 breadsticks)
prep time 15 min  
cook time 25 min

What You Need:
1 head cauliflower (about 2 pounds)
2 egg whites
1 cup shredded cheese (I used reduced fat Cheddar Jack), divided
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper
Marinara sauce for serving (optional)

Preheat oven to 450°F. Remove the outer leaves from the cauliflower and cut it into florets. Place them in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is finely chopped and looks like rice. Transfer the cauliflower to a microwave-safe dish or bowl. Cover and cook in the microwave for 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can steam the cauliflower in a steamer basket or bake it in the oven at 375 for 20 minutes. When the cauliflower is cool, transfer it to a bowl lined with a kitchen towel or cheesecloth. Bring the ends of the cloth together and squeeze as much liquid out of the cauliflower as you can. I got about ½ cup liquid. Transfer the cauliflower to a mixing bowl and add the egg, Italian seasoning, ½ cup cheese, ¼ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper. Mix to combine. Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Form the dough into a rectangle about 8 x 12 inches and ¼-inch thick. Bake in the oven 15-20 minutes until cooked. Remove the baking sheet and sprinkle the remaining ½ cup cheese over the top. Bake another 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Cut cheesy bread into 16 breadsticks. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

     Over the past year, I saw one of my friends posting photos of her weight loss on Facebook. I know her, so I knew it was real and not one of those photoshopped ads you see from time to time. The photos were incredible to say the least. In a bit more than a year, she had lost more than 75 pounds.  How crazy is that, right? I was a total skeptic. There had to be more to it or she will gain it back as soon as she quits whatever program she is on. I was curious so I talked with her about how she lost this weight. 
    Lesley told me about how Optavia helped her to change her life. Not only did she loose the weight she had been carrying around, she and her family are now healthier. Optavia isn't the usual eat this, don't eat that plan. They teach you how to be healthy so you can change your entire life. In doing so, you will loose the weight that has been burdening your body. Then, I made the decision to try the Optavia program myself. Lesley is a Certified Health Coach with Optavia now and is cheering me on along the way. 
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12/28/2017 5:00am

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