Healthy Habits eNewsletter -- Give Thanks + Thanksgiving Tips + Stuffing Recipe


  • You allow me to pay it forward with the gift of lifelong transformation, one healthy habit at a time™. Because, when we awaken potential, we transform master

fully. Being able to share this experience with you is a reward in itself.

  • Your success fuels me! I’m grateful for the successful transformational stories I’ve witnessed. Your motivation and commitment to lifelong transformation inspires me every day, and I’m committed to help steer you to success.

  • You give me energy and inspire me to shape my destiny and create a more purposeful life.

  • Lasting Friendships. It’s important to build friendships through meaningful connection and conversations, being present, and simply listening intently. I’m always here to connect authentically and support you. We are on the path to Optimal Health together!

  • Our Community. Being part of a community of like-minded people who support each other wholeheartedly is the best gift I could ever receive. Not only am I a mentor to you, but you also mentor me through the Coaching process.

Thank you for your commitment to lifelong transformation and wellness. I’m excited for our future growth together. Your determination provides continual inspiration – I am grateful to be your OPTAVIA Coach.

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner so if you’re on one of OPTAVIA’s Plans, you are likely already thinking about your menu. This may take days to prepare, but your health goals should be top-of-mind at all times. Thanksgiving may not be the healthiest of holidays, but there are some ways to enjoy your favorite dishes while keeping your health goals in mind. Here are some tips for making healthy selections this Thanksgiving:

  • Load up on veggies. Fill at least half of your plate with non-starchy vegetables, such as green beans or a salad. Remember, the greener the better!

  • Enjoy skinless turkey breast. Stick to skinless white meat which is low in fat and high in tryptophan, a nutrient that supports healthy levels of serotonin.

  • Savor every bite. Take your time and enjoy every taste. Eating slowly can also help you feel full and avoid overeating.


While food is a large focus of this holiday, it’s not the essence. Keep in mind that it’s all about moderation and being present in the moment. Here are some ways to enjoy the holiday with loved ones without food being at the center:

  • Volunteer to help clean up. Instead of picking at leftovers, offer to help the host clear the table and wash dishes. Removing yourself from the table will help take attention away from the food and your host will appreciate the kind gesture.

  • Go for a post-meal walk. After a meal, go on a group walk with friends and family. You’ll be able to continue your conversation away from the table while burning some calories.

  • Consider donating leftovers. Donate your leftovers to a shelter or non-profit organization to spread cheer to others during the holiday season and honor the purpose of the holiday.

Equipped with Healthy Habits, we can give ourselves, and others, the gift of health this holiday season.

Ask me, your OPTAVIA Coach, for other ways to stay on track this Thanksgiving.

The Blessing of Life


“Almost two years ago I started my journey to better health where I was 450 pounds and today I am 252 pounds.* I was very sick and could hardly even walk and would get winded just walking across a room.”

Stan had been obese for most of his adult life and experienced frustration after trying several programs with no results. He had even gained weight on some programs.

“I have had people tell me that I cheated and wasn’t actually following their program because their program had worked for others.”

Deciding to give it one more try, Stan committed to the OPTAVIA Program. He soon discovered that eating the right combination of food every two to three hours made him less hungry. This was unlike any other program he had attempted before.

“This has been a miracle for me and has changed my life. Not only can I do things that I couldn’t do in years, I have all this energy like I was in my twenties again. I can just go and go!”

Stan’s energy levels increased drastically and his transformation made it easier for him to enjoy new physical activities that he hadn’t considered before. Some of his new hobbies include snowshoeing, golf, outdoor camping, swimming, and