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How to REBOUND from the Halloween Sugar Binge.

Happy Halloween!


“It’s not your fault, but now that you know, it’s your responsibility  to take action.”- Jon Benson

Yep, yesterday was the first official day of the 2 1/2 month “Food Coma”… aka Holiday Season Fiesta.

There’s lot’s of treats, home baked goodies, specialty items, tons of marketing on seasonal foods on pumpkin x, y, z.

I don’t know about you, but there’s just something about indulging in these foods that just seems like so much pleasure…hehehe.. the issue is that it’s not long lasting.  In fact, we get this high sensation, followed by a sugar crash, that just about always leads to unwanted weight gain, depression, guilt and shame.. and oh yea… more cravings!

Our biggest dilemma isn’t to blame the holidays.  Our biggest dilemma is the permission we give ourselves for mindless eating during the 2 month holiday season.

*You see, we subconsciously make a decision in advance.  You don’t have to keep repeating the same patterns year after year.  You have a choice.  You have to make a decision on how you wanna feel this Holiday Season.  You must take back your power on how you choose to feel today.  In this moment.

Think about it like this…Have you ever caught yourself saying:

“It’s the holidays, I shouldn’t deprive myself”… 

“It’s ok to eat these foods that aren’t good for me, I’ll get back on it serious in January.” 

“EVERYBODY eats like this, holidays only come around 1x per year”…

Don’t get me wrong, the holidays are a super fun excuse to Mindlessly Indulge in foods that provide temporary pleasure.  However, what you’re really saying to yourself is: I can choose to Feel Bad for the next 2 months.  This year can be different.  You have the power and the choice to either feel good, or feel bad in your body these next 2 months.  The choice is yours.


Here’s a really legit article that Charles Poliquin wrote on “Cheat Meals.”  I personally don’t use the word Cheat Day or Cheat Meal.  I prefer ReFuel meal or Craving Meal.  I have my Craving Meals 1-2 x per week.  Just to NOTE: Words are words and they have power in them.  Use words that sound right to you:)  READ MORE HERE


Take Action NOW:

1. Make a decision.  Ex: I choose to stay connected and mindful with my body so that I can feel my best today.  I can enjoy what I want to eat in a moderate portion, then get back to my routine.   I chose to eat foods that satisfy me.

2. Give yourself permission to Enjoy the Holi-DAY.  Allow yourself a meal to have what you crave in a portioned amount, but remember, it’s not fair for you to abuse your body everyday until Jan 1st.  CLICK HERE to read how to work your “Craving Meals” into the right placement.

3. Eat your meal without guilt.  Savor your meal in the right portion and then get back on the FEEL GOOD train.

What are your thoughts on todays Blog?  What do you do to rebound from the Holiday Sugar Binge? I wanna hear from you.  Leave a comment in the comment box below.

And Remember to Look, Feel & Be Your Best Today!

<3 Tanya Silva

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“How To” Make: Hot Apple Chai Tea

Hi There!


The Holidays are now:)  Yey!  It’s that time.  I visited a highly recommened coffee shop called The Seed here in Boca Raton, FL.  Now I’m not a coffee drinker but they did offer a Bomb A** Tea that was made with Chai and Apple Juice.  I figured I’d make a healthier version.  It came out so amazing that I just had to share it with you today:)  You can thank me later..hehe.


Hot Apple Chai Tea:


What You’ll Need: 

    • Favorite Mug

    • Chai Tea (I personally enjoy  the Tazo brand)
    • Stainless Steal Strainer Straw

  • Fresh Squeezed Apple Juice (there should only be 1 ingredient…apples:)


  1. Boil Apple Juice.
  2. Cut open Tea Bag and place the tea into the Tea Mug.
  3. Once the Apple Juice has boiled, pour the hot juice into the tea mug.
  4. Add your Stainless Steal Strainer Straw & ENJOY!

Here’s a great article on tea bags and how they can be dangerous to your health.  CLICK HERE.

P.S. I do get a small percentage when you purchase the product from me:)  I spend hours on these blogs and it’s nice to have a little incentive.  But I promise you, I only recommend the Best-Of-The-Best.

Thank you so much for watching!  I hope you’ve found today’s vlog (video blog) valuable.  What’s your favorite holiday drink?  Have you tried to make it healthier?  Leave a comment in the comment box below!

And Remember to Look, Feel & Be Your Best Today!

<3 Tanya

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The Conflicted Mind & Ice Cream



Today I’m gonna focus in on the “conflicted mind.” For example, have you ever had a strong urge or desire for a particular food?  Of course you have.. we all get them.  Let’s say ice cream, chocolate, cookies or perhaps chips?

The conflicted is more of an internal dialogue in your head that goes back and forth before making a decision.  You have one side of your mind that says … “I could really do without, then another part that says, you haven’t had this in so long…don’t deprive yourself!”

Matthew Kelly tells us in his book, Perfectly Yourself: 9 Lessons for Enduring Happiness, that “usually in these moments, we know what we should do.  We know which of the options will lead to long-term sustainable happiness, but we are attracted to the momentary pleasures.”

Let’s have some fun with this and get into role play for a moment:)

I’ll go first.. Last week I was craving some fresh gelato and a biscotti.  It’s like I had this little conversation back and forth in my head.  You know what I’m talking about!  haha.

So what happened?

I caved in and gave into my craving…I felt horrible after; emotionally and physically.

Matthew Kelly states,  “something can begin as pleasure and transform into unhappiness;” like our little food story here.  When we act against our beliefs, we create a division amongst ourselves.

The ultimate take away:

When we are in the process of making healthier changes and trying to become the best-version-of-ourselves,  we might have feelings that tear us in 2 different directions.  We know deep down inside what we need do, yet we don’t listen.  Unfortunetly we will never “get it right” until we start to align our action with out beliefs.  In order to heal the conflicted mind, we must start to “trust” and “listen” to our inner voice.  It might start off small and quiet but it’s there.  The more we listen to it, the louder and more clear it becomes.


Take Action Now:

  1. Next Time you have a “craving” ask yourself, is it for short term pleasure or long term sustainable happiness?

2. Listen to your voice and know that’s your inner guidance system.  It’s the most trusted source available that has your best interest.

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Thank you so much for reading!  I hope you’ve found value in todays blog.  What are your thoughts on this topics?  Leave a comment in the comment box below.


And Remember to Look, Feel & Be Your Best Today!

<3 Tanya

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