Being Empowered – May 16

Do You Feel Empowered?



When I started my health journey 7 years ago, I knew I would feel more confident as I lost weight. But I was so surprised at how empowered I felt as I was starting to see differences in my health and body. Feeling empowered is a comment I hear over and over from my clients as well.

For most of my life, I was in a reactive mode when it came to my health, nutrition and energy. I felt controlled by food…. I was on the sugar roller-coaster and constantly felt compelled to eat something sugary for my next hit of energy. And I also ate to numb myself to pain, relax or celebrate. I had always turned to food to solve my problems.

But when I started working with a health coach and found structure, I learned how I could be in control, instead of handing over my power to food, I finally felt free! And that is so empowering. When I learned and understood that many of the cravings I had were actually physical reactions to the food I was eating, that was a game changer. Because previously I had thought of my cravings as a weakness and as a character flaw within me.

Taking control of your life is empowering. And what I’ve noticed is that when we feel empowered in one area of our life, it tends to seep into other areas as well.

Would you like help in feeling stronger and empowered? I would be honored to help you make a shift in your life, and show you tools to help you become the best version of yourself!


Be Inspired!



Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Grilled Chicken



  • ⅓ cup reduced fat Italian salad dressing
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, divided
  • ⅓ oz pine nuts
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 medium to large zucchinis (about 1 ½ lbs), cut, sliced, or “spiralized” into noodle-like strands (should yield 4 cups zucchini noodles)
  • 1 ½ lbs grilled boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed or cut into strips
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes, optional

To make pesto, combine the salad dressing, basil, 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, and pine nuts in a food processor. Blend until smooth. In a lightly greased skillet over medium heat, cook zucchini noodles until just tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in pesto and remaining parmesan cheese, then remove from heat. Add tomatoes, top with grilled chicken, and garnish with crushed red pepper flakes.

Makes 4 servings.

Per serving:
1 leaner, 1 healthy fat, 3 green, 3 condiments


A Life Gained


Paige decided to create health after her second child arrived and successfully used our nursing mom’s program! 40 pounds lost and so much life gained!



Please reach out if you’d like help in taking control of your health and life! I am here to support you!!

Health and Happiness,


Tina Kucera

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