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September 14, 2017
by Joyce Blonskij

Solving Food Addictions – Event

Join us for this EPIC event or Live Stream if you are outside of the Sacramento/Fair Oaks Area.

Our Speaker:

Tzeli Triantafillou is a Toxicologist, a Corporate America veteran and the founder and CEO of Myndzen, an unconventional integrative wellness business.

With her passion for communicating life-changing truths, Tzeli uses the same critical thinking that allowed her to synthesize cancer drugs in the laboratory, to develop practical resources within our control, that intercept the toxic impact of stress in our modern but overwhelmed lives.

Tzeli’s academic and professional accomplishments include: A B.Sc. in Bio-Chemistry and Toxicology, the design and development of five drugs for three different types of cancer while pursuing her Ph.D., a proven track record of results-driven success in leadership, HIV/AIDS advocacy, strategic management, and team development and multiple awards for outstanding performance in sales, leadership, and training during two decades in the healthcare industry.

In her presentation “Mind the Gap”, Tzeli brings science to life by re-acquainting you with your very own amazing internal neurobiology and and how it can hurt your health and happiness when “untamed”. Although you may not always have the ability to control challenging aspects of your professional and personal life, you will be offered practical ways to adjust your response and minimize the impact of those situations.

You will walk away with a renewed sense of self-awareness and self-compassion and practical tools to protect you from burn out and disengagement.

September 1, 2017
by Joyce Blonskij

Roasted Eggplant and Garlic Dip

Makes 18 Servings

* 4.5 cups eggplant
* 6 cloves garlic
* ¼ cup parsley
* 1 ½ cup tahini
* ¼ cup olive oil
* 1 tablespoon lemon zest
* 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Scoop out eggplant flesh and cut into cubes, leaving eggplant skin whole and uncooked. Place eggplant chunks on a greased baking sheet with garlic and roast for 30 minutes. Allow the eggplant to cool slightly.
While it’s still warm, place in a food processor fitted with blade attachment and pulse with the tahini, parsley, olive oil and the juice and zest of one lemon until desired smoothness. Serve with the salad of your choice!

Makes 18 servings

Each serving has:
* ½ green
* ½ condiment
* 2 healthy fats


Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified OPTAVIA Coach™

7840 Madison Ave., Suite # 107 Fair Oaks, CA  95628

Cell: (916) 812-2378

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August 27, 2017
by Joyce Blonskij

Your Tribe Provides Your Vibe.

Looking for a great place to hang out with like-minded people? This is the place to be on Tuesday evening.

This Weeks Topic is: COMMUNITY

  • Your Tribe Provides Your Vibe.
  • Birds of a Feather Flock Together.
  • My personal favorite: Be careful who you choose as friends, because you become who they are.

If you’re looking for a great group of like minded people focused on creating health and a fuller life, this is the place to be on Tuesday evenings. It’s FREE, its’ FUN… and you’ll meet some of the best people I know.

TIME: 6:00 pm (PST)

DATE: Every Tuesday

PLACE: 5330 Primrose Drive, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 

For those out of the area join us through the Internet or Call in and join us!

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or iPhone one-tap :
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Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 697 690 215

International numbers available:

Your host, Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified OPTAVIA Coach

August 26, 2017
by Joyce Blonskij

Jessie Made One Decision.

One Decision Change Her Entire World.

On August 26, 2015, JESSIE MADE A DECISION.

One Choice brought about all of this:

*Releasing 174 lbs. so far and counting
*Energy to play with her children
*Learning to love herself
*Growing into the best version of herself
*Breaking free of strongholds that tied her down
*Helping 100’s of others across America reach their dreams
*The ability to get her family off of public assistance
*Paying cash to take her hubby to Maui for their 10 year anniversary
*Earned a Free trip to Costa Rica with her hubby
*Building a health community her city…and so much more

Two Years ago— she would have never imagined her life now. Thanks to her health coach, our community of support who never gave up on her, and a comprehensive program that teaches you (healthy habits) how to eat right, get moving, lower stress and empowers you to live your best life.

She is happier. Her marriage is stronger. She can be the mom she wanted to be, and she is back to playing softball which she loved growing up.

What are you waiting for?

What can you accomplish in 2 years? Let us help you transform your life.

This is so much more than a diet, it’s living.

Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified OPTAVIA Coach™

Learn more about our program and let’s connect to start creating your story:

Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan™ with support is 20 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.


August 25, 2017
by Joyce Blonskij

Building a Strong Support System

With good support your chance of success goes up.

When you consider your health, deciding on your goals may not be difficult. Most people would love to be healthier and more active. You may want to spend more time with your friends and family. You might want to play catch with your kids or climb a flight of stairs without being out of breath. You may even want to travel abroad, climb a mountain, or run a marathon.

Having goals is a great first step! But goals alone aren’t enough to inspire a lasting change. It is important that we position those goals within a structure that supports them. With the right structure, our chance of success increases. With the wrong structure, our chance of success goes down. Let’s visualize this: If you are building a bridge over a chasm, you want a bridge that’s strong, durable, and reliable. If the bridge isn’t built correctly, you will never reach the other side. Building the bridge can seem overwhelming and it might feel too heavy to lift by yourself.

Just like building a bridge would be easier with a team, the journey to realizing your goals can be easier if you create a support network, surrounding yourself with like-minded people that will help and encourage you when you need it most. That’s where I, along with our healthy community, come in! A strong social support system can be incredibly powerful and, in my experience, it is one of the most important tools for ensuring success. Whether you need help putting the pieces of your bridge in place or a safety net to help you back up if you fall, creating relationships with supportive, inspiring people can make all the difference when it comes to reaching your goals.

We are better together!

Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified OPTAVIA Coach™

Adios Fat! Tune into a free on-line chat Friday’s at noon to explore better health! I will be coaching you on health tips that will rock your world, and answering your questions.

>>> Friday at NOON / 12:00pm (PST) click HERE:

It you don’t have Internet, join us by phone:
646 568 7788 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 697 690 215

Looking forward to connecting with you then!

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August 20, 2017
by Joyce Blonskij

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice – Recipe

Quick & Easy Recipe

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Makes 4 servings and per serving you receive:
· 3 greens
· ¾ healthy fat
· 3 condiments

(Recipe: The Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan®)

· 1 medium head (about 24oz) cauliflower, rinsed
· 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
· 2 garlic cloves
· 2 tbsp. scallions, diced – white onion
· ¼ tsp. kosher salt and ½ tsp. pepper, to taste
· 4 tbsp. lime juice
· 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
Remove the core and let the cauliflower dry completely. (Or you can buy it already riced, which is what I do.) Coarsely chop into florets, then place half of the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice or couscous – don’t over process or it will get mushy. Set aside and repeat with the remaining cauliflower.
Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat, add olive oil, scallions and garlic and sauté about 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft. (I added 4 small chopped mushrooms – optional).
Raise the heat to medium-high. Add the cauliflower “rice” to the sauté pan.
Cover and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Remove from heat and place in a medium bowl; toss with fresh cilantro and lime juice to taste.

 Enjoy A Healthy Recipe With Your Family!

Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified OPTAVIA Coach™

Your healthier life is waiting. All you have to do is take the first step.

August 14, 2017
by Joyce Blonskij

Have you ever heard of the Buddy Bench?

Bench Buddy For Kids

Have you heard of the Buddy Bench?

Many schools are installing these benches in their schoolyards to help eliminate loneliness and foster friendships through active play.

The concept is simple:
A child who has no one to play with sits on the bench and other school kids are taught to approach the sitting child with open arms and a game to play. It’s working wonders for building team sportsmanship, self-confidence, and optimism!

If your school does not have a buddy bench, I recommend bringing it up in the next PTA meeting to get more children actively moving during recess.

Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified OPTAVIA Coach™

Stay motivated with one of my favorite quotes:
I got this quote from my health coach years ago and I love it. (Yes – I have a health coach too and he is awesome!) It goes like this: “There is never a good day to start a diet, but it’s always a great day to start getting healthy”. This goes with my coaching philosophy that no one needs a “diet coach” because we all know how to diet and lose weight, but the real key is keeping it off and living a longer healthier life. As an Independent Certified Health Coach I help clients with a one-on-one approach to reach a healthy weight safely and quickly while learning lifestyle habits that will give them the tools and skills for lasting long-term success.

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