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Bye, Bye Bad Habits!

Bye, Bye Bad Habits!

Linda Hill and her daughter Veronika Williams are in need of an extreme makeover to their diet. Ali's showing this duo healthier ways to enjoy their favorite foods.

"You guys are foodies but we're going to think of food differently. We're going to think of the calories. We're going to think of what kind of energy it's giving us," says Ali.

"These are six donuts for 360 calories. Then you guys tend to go to Del Taco," says Ali. "1,205 calories for your meal right here, so we're going to get rid of this because we don't want this anywhere near us anymore. Bye Del Taco! Bye donuts! No more of these."

Ali is a big believer of not holding back, but living differently, more consciously; living big. As an alternative to donuts she introduces Linda and Veronika to an 80 calorie raisin bread.

"I happen to usually go for Ezekiel because it's sprouted grain bread. Those calories last in your system and give you that energy that you need to sustain longer," she says. "This is a great alternative to that sweetness but also that bready feeling of a donut. You know, I mean come on, it's not like a powdered donut but a powdered donut got us to over 300 pounds right?"

Ali suggests thinking about how many calories you are saving when you eat something healthy. She believes it tastes better when you do that.

"And it feels better afterwards. You don't feel sick afterwards," says Linda.

"Yea, you have more energy," says Ali.

Another guilty pleasure for the mom-daughter duo is Del Taco.

"OK, so tacos. This is my favorite because I love Mexican food," says Ali. "I know you like the two tacos and you like a cheese quesadilla. I put four ounces of the taco meat, which I divided into the two tacos and then I put the cabbage and the avocado and together it's 295," says Ali.

Using a corn tortilla and string cheese Ali also made a 90 calorie quesadilla for Veronika.

"I want each of you to try my tacos. Grab one each and have a bite and tell me what you think," says Ali.

"Oh man, that's yummy!" says Veronika.

"And it's so filling right? And that cabbage, by adding the cabbage, you're basically like adding hardly any calories but it gives you that bulk," says Ali. "It doesn't feel like you're not eating and I'm a bulk kind of girl."

"There's so much flavor in the tacos. You don't need cheese on them," Veronika says.

"Exactly. One of my favorite sayings which I hope you guys start to use is "If you can't taste it, don't waste it," says Ali.

"That's a good idea," says Linda.

Ali says part of eating healthy is making sure we know the calorie value for everything that goes in our mouth. You cannot do it if you do not have measuring cups, tablespoons and food scales.

Ali gives Linda and Veronika a quick lesson in calorie counting and measuring out their foods. She got them a food scale, too.

"It's really basic. You just have to take the time to look at the label or take the time to weigh it out. And writing everything down."


Other segments featured on this episode of Live Big with Ali Vincent:

Mother and Daughter in Trouble
Mother and Daughter in Trouble
Linda Hill and her daughter Veronika Williams are both drastically overweight, and they helped each other get there! Now, with Ali's help, they're going to help each other to get healthy. When Ali Vincent competed on the Biggest Loser she had her mom, Bette Sue, alongside her.
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Getting Started
Getting Started
Linda and Veronika have to get a doctor's all clear before they can start their workout program. Both women have to start off slowly and build up their physical fitness levels. Once they get the thumbs up it's off to the gym.
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Water Workout
Water Workout
Linda Hill and her daughter Veronika Williams are ready for a lifestyle change, but this mother-daughter duo will have to overcome major obstacles in their journey to get healthy. Ali knows what it takes to be successful so she's setting them up with all the tools.
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Turkey Tacos and Slaw
Turkey Tacos and Slaw
Ali Vincent shares a recipe for turkey tacos and slaw -- a delicious low-calorie dinner.
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The Live Well Network
Knock It Off!
Live Big with Ali Vincent
My Family Recipe Rocks!
Food Rush
We Owe What?
Let's Dish
Mexico: One Plate at a Time
Home with Lisa Quinn
Hiring America
Children's Programming
Military Makeover
The Balancing Act
Pickler and Ben