The LOVIDIA Way Newsletter – June 2018

Are Certain Foods Making You Tired?

Are there times when after you eat, you feel tired?   Some foods contain chemicals that can make you sleepy and tired.  One such food is bread.  Not only can it cause you to gain weight, but it is also absorbed quickly into the bloodstream and causes a blood sugar spike and serotonin increase.  This chain reaction can make you feel tired and less likely to exercise.  If you want to learn more about the other foods that might be making you tired click here for the full article.

Genetic Obesity Risk Tied to Smoking

Did you know that your BMI (Body Mass Index) is linked to how likely you might be to smoke?  In this study, the researchers found that excess body fat was linked to how likely a person is to smoke and how heavily they smoke.  They also found that a person’s urge to eat and smoke are related genetically in some ways.  To read the full article click this link.

Five Proven Behaviors That Boost Life Expectancy

Did you know that if you live a healthy lifestyle, you could add 12-14 years to your life?   Researchers have found that there are five behaviors that can prolong lifespan.  Each one of these behaviors can potentially add 2-3 years to your life.  One of these behaviors is eating a healthy diet.   If you want to learn the other four behaviors click here.

Here’s Why Eating More Slowly May Help You Lose Weight

Do you ever find yourself eating quickly and not necessarily “tasting your food”?  In this article, the author discusses a study where researchers investigated the effect of three different eating behaviors on weight loss…how quickly you eat, after dinner snacking and not eating within two hours of going to bed.  For example, they found that people who ate at “normal” speed (compared to fast eaters) were 29% less likely to be obese and those people who ate slowly were 42% less likely to be obese.  These are pretty good odds that if you chew your food more slowly and truly “taste your food”, you will be less likely to be obese.  To learn more about these three eating behaviors and how they may help you lose weight click here


How often do you stay up late working on a project or watching a television show?  Sleep is very important; it allows the body an opportunity to reset and heal.  This article discusses a study that focused on circadian rhythms and their effect on mental health which in turn can affect weight.  The study found that disrupted circadian rhythms were linked to depression and bipolar disorder. Click here for the full article.


The evidence is convincing that sugar plays a significant role in the obesity crisis and most of us consume way too much of it.  But, there are simple, practical ways to cut back.  For example, did you know that a 16-ounce bottle of coke contains 52 grams of sugar.  This article discusses 4 easy ways to reduce your sugar intake.  Click here to read the full article.

Join Our Private Facebook Group!

Did you know about our Facebook Page where you can learn about recipes, workouts, and the latest research and information to help you reach your weight loss goals? You can also find inspiration and moral support in our private Facebook group. We encourage you to interact with others who are on their LOVIDIA Way path to better health.


You can now purchase our new hunger control bar on our website.  This bar can be used when you are struggling the most with your hunger or in place of a meal  Our first recipe is oats and nuts. We are working on other flavors and we will let you know when they become available.  Order the Lovidia Hunger Control Bar Today!

Featured Exercises!

Eight Effective Exercises for Weight Loss

These 8 exercises may help you lose weight.  

Common Push-Up Mistakes

Push ups are an important part of a complete exercise routine. Are you doing them correctly? This article discusses how to avoid making common mistakes when doing a push up. 

Sculpt Your Abs in 6 minutes a day.

Click here to learn more 

Recipe Spotlight!

Fat Burning Smoothie
2 cups spinach
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
2 stalks celery
1 cup brewed green tea
1 large grapefruit
2 cups pineapple chunks (frozen)
1/2 large avocado
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)

(Recipe linked in photo)

Banana Oatmeal Muffins
(Can be made dairy and gluten free)
2 bananas
2 eggs
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup Greek yogurt
3 cups oats
1 cup whole milk
Toppings of your choice (blueberries, strawberries, apples, dried fruit, nuts, etc)

(Recipe linked in photo)

Entree 1:
Blackened Tilapia Taco Bowl
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp onion powder
pinch of oregano
zest of 1 lime
4 Tilapia filets
3 cloves of garlic
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 red onion
1 bell pepper
1 can black beans
2 cups cooked cilantro rice
(Recipe linked in photo)

Entree 2:
Vegan One Pot Creamy Garlic Pasta
(Vegan & Dairy Free)
1/2 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic
1 shallot
2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups plain, unsweetened non-dairy milk
1 tsp salt
8 oz dried fettucini
black pepper, dried oregano, red pepper flakes 

(Recipe linked in photo)

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