Monday Motivational Meal

Monday, August 10, 2020
Livliga's Best Hiking Cookies Recipe on Halsa side plate

These Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies are designed with hiking in mind! Try this hardy cookie recipe that is filled with tastes and texture for your next outdoor adventure, picnics included. Make sure to right-size your portions with the help of Livliga! We served this treat up on our our Halsa side plate to keep us mindful!

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Create Delicious Food in a Healthy Environment 

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Measure, prepare and serve balanced meals while staying mindful of eating healthy. This special bundle of products includes everything you need to start creating delicious food in a healthy food environment. These tools help make prepping, cooking and eating healthier easier than ever. Use and enjoy at every meal.

This seasonal Healthy Cooking Bundle offers unique pricing that we know can be the perfect nudge to embrace the healthy lifestyle you seek or provide the incentive for a timely gift to friends and family to encourage and support the many ways we can enjoy living a healthy lifestyle with Livliga.

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Monday Motivational Meal

Monday, August 3, 2020
Livliga Sheet Pan Salmon Celebrate Dinner Plate

We tried this simple and layered recipe from Weight Watchers! Sheet Pan Salmon with Crispy Kale and Potatoes is the perfect meal you can create in under an hour right in your oven. Enjoy this healthy dinner served up right-sized on you favorite Livliga pattern!

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10 Tips for Cutting Carbs

Friday, July 31, 2020
10 Tips for Cutting Carbs by Livliga
The seasonal changes in our lives are always a good time to check up on our carb consumption. We can all benefit from limiting our highly processed and packaged carbs. Instead planning meals with high quality carbs that come from whole foods is much healthier for us, and honestly, more satisfying. Healthy eating is the best gift we can give to ourselves as well as the ones who we love.

Swap your food choices to healthier alternative

Here are 10 tips for cutting carbs as we focus on living life as our healthiest selves:

  1. Cook and prepare most of your meals
  2. Read the labels on the canned and packaged foods you buy and choose the healthiest option
  3. Plan your meals and snacks ahead of time
  4. Track what you eat with a food journal or a convenient online app like Fitbit
  5. Include whole grains for the carbs you plan for your meals
  6. Choose high protein snacks like unadulterated yogurt, eggs or homemade smoothies 
  7. When eating fruit choose whole fruits or canned fruit with no added sugar
  8. Be aware of quantities, measuring your food, especially your carbs, and serve up right-sized standard servings
  9. Swap out refined sugar with other natural sweeteners like apple sauce, honey, or maple syrup when cooking or baking
  10. Drink flavored waters instead of sugar packed sodas

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Monday Motivational Meal

Monday, July 27, 2020
Monday Motivational Meal in Halsa Portion Control Bowl

You will experience childhood nostalgia of summertime family gatherings with this bariatric-friendly recipe! Be sure to incorporate this healthier version of roasted cauliflower "faux potato" salad in your next backyard bbq! It's super tasty served up in the Halsa bowl!

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Book Review: Release Your Regain

Friday, July 24, 2020
Release Your Regin Book Review by Livliga

Dr. Kristin Lloyd, PhD, LPC, CCH does it again! Her new book, “Release Your Regain” goes to the heart of the chronic challenge of post-bariatric surgery regain. She shares the specific ways we can stop the shame, embrace our ability to make positive change, and gives us the steps we need to take to make the changes we want in order to live life as our healthiest selves. She makes it clear that only we have the power to make the change. It may not be easy but it is possible.

Because Dr. Lloyd is a post–bariatric patient herself she brings personal understanding and insight as well as empathy into the realm of the tough subject of regain. An important insight she shares is that we can’t tackle the regain until we are ready to or, as many of us already know, we will not succeed. She walks us through the steps necessary to be ready for change.

Livliga "Allow Room For Change" Celebrate Portion Control Bowl

As a psychotherapist, Kristin is able to outline the issues and stages we can take to get control of our regain by addressing the emotional, psychological, and behavioral reasons for weight regain after weight loss surgery. As she points out, “…you can release your regain at any time or stage of your journey.” She further explains, “…the majority of regain comes from poor lifestyle choices and a lack of behavior modification after surgery.” And additionally, she points out “Post-op issues are life skills issues and largely emotional regulation issues.” Often these are the issues that are glossed over or neglected. That is why this book is such a great resource for the WLS community.

Every chapter has “Reflection Questions” at the end of it. These help you understand what your challenges are and to personalize the process to make it work for you. Kristin makes clear, “Lasting lifestyle change occurs over time. It is not a light switch. It doesn’t just happen. It’s intentional, gradual, and requires a practice of new behaviors.”

Finally there is a book to help us let go of the shame and our regain, allowing us to better understand ourselves emotionally and embrace the healthy lifestyle we seek.

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Monday Motivational Meal

Monday, July 20, 2020
Livliga Healthy Broccoli Apple Slaw in Aveq Serving Bowl and LivSpoon

You can create so many dishes to include in a Picnic/Tailgate Menu. We want to highlight one of our favorite family summer salads, Broccoli and Sweet Apple Slaw with Dried Tart Cherries. This recipe is super easy to make and easy to measure up in right sized portions with our LivSpoons. We put our salad in the Aveq serving bowl which works perfectly with our Livspoons!

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You find the recipe here!