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Join Emerson Leigh, founder of the Ovvia™ Wellness, as she reveals and explores what you need to know to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. Emerson helps people transform their struggle with weight-loss into wellness. In this podcast, she helps you better understand “how weight loss works” so you can change what you know, change what you do and change your body too! Find out more at: www.ovviawellness.com
 
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Find out why the motivation that gets you moving, isn’t enough to get you to your goal and truly change your habits. Emerson reveals the three types of motivation that influence behavior change. She also gives you tips on how to build and accumulate reliable motivation to help you transform and realize permanent behavior change. For more informatio…
 
Cauliflower pizza crust isn't a sensible substitute, it's really just a healthy imposter. Find out how ingredients are transformed into substances, like flour, when they're "processed". Learn how healthy imposters hide with clever marketing, promotions and take advantage of diet trends. Get tips and understand how to look past the list of ingredien…
 
The weekend is a great time to unwind and relax but it’s not a great time to unwind all of the healthy habits and routines you’ve maintained during the week. Emerson helps you rethink your weekend, with a new approach and strategy, so you can still thoroughly enjoy your weekends without destroying the momentum & progress you’ve made during the week…
 
The best way to control your metabolism is to create daily habits & routines around each one of the seven metabolic mechanisms. Learn why your body depends on routines to maintain your health. And learn how your metabolism reacts with unexpected disruption and the downstream negative impact when routines are interrupted, or worse, when the body doe…
 
Get the latest update and learn how to make healthy, sustainable changes that last well beyond the New Year! Emerson exposes the not-so-obvious pit-falls of traditional resolutions and contrasts those with a new, modern approach. Resolutions are what we set when we are determined to make a change, but it takes more than resolve and determination. W…
 
Carbohydrates are essential to the body, yet some limit or eliminate carb consumption. Emerson clears up the confusion, by explaining the function of carbohydrates & how the different types of cabs function in our body. You’ll learn more about why “starch is sugar” & the value of resistant starch. She’ll also provide tips to quickly identify health…
 
Overwhelmed by the holiday season and all the temptations with food that come along with it? Emerson explains the mechanics around temptations and the ineffective tactics commonly constructed to avoid and resist them. She’ll provide tips and solutions so you can minimize the influence and frustration of temptations that are especially intense durin…
 
Find it hard to avoid sugar? Get the truth and learn how sweet substances are really toxic and harmful to the body. You’ll be surprised that it’s responsible for more serious diseases! Emerson also reveals the four ways sugar is sneaking up on all of us. She’ll give tips on how to more easily avoid excess sugar, so you can enjoy yourself and not de…
 
Why is the influence of others so strong? Why is it so hard to ignore other people’s opinions? Emerson answers those questions and more, as she explains why other people’s opinions can cause interference with your healthy choices and behaviors. And you’ll learn why change and transformation aren’t typically supported by others: even friends and fam…
 
Need more motivation and help to push past procrastination? There are multiple factors that influence our motivation to take action. Emerson explains the source of procrastination and what perpetuates it. You’ll learn how procrastination disguises itself and all the ways it presents so you can identify it and understand more about the skills you ne…
 
Find it hard to start a new healthy routine or after time- off for a vacation or holiday, think it’s really difficult to get back on-track? Emerson explains the reason why, it’s so hard to get motivated and establish NEW healthy habits and routines. And why so many of us struggle to get back in the swing of those routines we had going strong prior …
 
Wonder why you can’t stop eating certain processed foods? Emerson reveals how overconsumption is commonly triggered by substances and ingredients in food and why it’s not a matter of self-control. You’ll learn how ingredients and stimulating substances like caffeine, sugar and monosodium glutamate drive cravings, hunger and appetite. She’ll tell yo…
 
Emerson Leigh helps people transform their struggle with weight-loss into wellness. In this podcast, she details her own journey to losing weight and keeping it off. She reveals how stress, emotions, and age all played a role in her battle with weight. You’ll learn why she finally quit dieting and instead focused on learning to change what she knew…
 
If you’ve ever felt betrayed by the scale this episode is for you. Emerson explains why so many of us hate the scale and have an emotional reaction to it. You’ll learn why your favorite pair of jeans is the worst notification for any weight fluctuation. And you’ll also learn how to remove the volatility and emotion so you can restore your relations…
 
You’ll learn how to identify processed foods that impersonate healthy food and why these substitutes fail to provide added value and nutrition. Emerson explains how your body reacts to processed food vs. natural food and why processed food is more likely to cause weight-gain. You’ll learn why both the ingredients and substances in the food matter. …
 
You’ll learn how self-confidence works as a powerful tool to help overcome obstacles and interference from feelings like worry, fear, doubt, and negative thinking. Emerson dives into several of the concepts that construct confidence: trust, belief, and control. She also exposes additional challenges like type-cast and imposter syndrome. You’ll lear…
 
You’ll learn the unique signatures of both hunger and cravings, so you can identify the difference and determine how you want to respond. Emerson also dives into emotional eating and why it’s common to respond to mood-with-food. She also reveals the THREE reasons why we eat: relief, reward, routine. Learn how these factors influence both hunger and…
 
You’ll learn how exercise improves your metabolism, why exercise alone won’t get you to your weight loss goal, the different metabolic effects of strength training vs. cardio and which exercise works best for maximizing fat burning. Emerson provides tips for when to exercise, how much you need (duration) and when is the best time to exercise to max…
 
Sugar smuggles its way into most everything you drink: fruit juice, sports drinks, supplements and alcohol! You’ll learn how liquid sugar quickly hijacks your metabolism and sabotages your weight loss, causing increased appetite, lethargy, and weight-gain. Emerson reveals the effects and impact of sugar; specifically fructose. She also reveals how …
 
Learn how to trust yourself around food by better understanding the mechanics of accountability and support. Emerson removes myths and misconceptions around accountability to reveal the THREE key aspects of support: responsibility, inspiration, and interaction. She also discusses the role self-confidence plays in accountability and self-trust. Lear…
 
Learn how fiber helps to block fat storage and why you’ll want this uniquely protective carbohydrate to be the first priority on your plate to help regulate your metabolism; to not only lose weight, but to maintain a healthy weight too! Emerson explains the metabolic impact of this nutrient and how it helps to drive satiety and fullness! She reveal…
 
Learn how to enjoy yourself and not destroy yourself on vacations and holidays! Emerson outlines the factors that contribute to vacation weight-gain and outlines a strategic approach to help maintain your body weight and healthy habits while also enjoying yourself! Learn how to build your own strategic plan and get lots of tips on how to indulge in…
 
Emerson Leigh evaluates and compares the functional mechanisms of the most popular diet programs: Calorie Counting, The WW “Weight-Watchers", Macros, Keto & Low-Carb. Topics Include: 2 of the 7 mechanisms that impact the metabolism, how the metabolism works in response to food and drinks, 3 things your body reacts to in food, the essential nutrient…
 
When you change what you know, it’s easier to change what you do! Get the latest information on how to manage and maintain a healthy body and weight so you can feel good and live your best life too! Emerson Leigh, founder of OVVIA, provides education, coaching and support for wellness and weight-loss. Be sure to FOLLOW or subscribe so you don’t mis…
 
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