You are WHEN you eat. Let me explain… When I was a resident, I developed some bad eating habits, such as eating out of boxes and having lunch whenever I could grab it, like at four in the afternoon or even midnight. Now, I’ve learned that eating too late in the day makes losing weight
Stress is everywhere. In fact, we are living through an exceptionally stressful time. As a working doctor, I know I’m feeling the pinch, and there’s a good chance you are too. Unfortunately, in times of stress, a lot of us turn to familiar vices like unhealthy eating, or over-drinking to cope. That’s why today I’m
Summer is here! We can finally catch up with family and friends, enjoy the great weather, even travel. With so many options, it can be a tempting time of year to make unhealthy choices. But, summer fitness can actually be a whole lotta fun ! One of the biggest things you can do is to get
Drinking water is one of the simplest and easiest ways to boost your weight loss and improve your overall health and well-being. And, I bet that right now, your body is thirsty! In fact, did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? See, that’s the biggest problem with water, few people actually think
There are two secrets to living a long-term healthy lifestyle: mindset and motivation. These motivational fitness quotes will help you with both. Bookmark this page, or print it out so you can have an extra boost of motivation and inspiration when you need it.
An air fryer is one of the best gadgets out there to help you stay on track and live the 17 Day Diet lifestyle. In fact, it’s a great tool to have during the the OFFICIAL 17 Day Diet Challenge. You’ll save time on meal prep and cooking, plus your whole family will enjoy these
Are you a carb craver? If so, you’re not alone. Carb sensitivity and cravings are a BIG problem for a lot of people. We all crave carbs, but for many, satisfying those carb cravings means eating foods like breads, pastas, rice and potatoes. When eaten too frequently, these foods can increase your weight and affect
WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE: Dr. Mike’s Power Cookies are one of the most popular recipes in the 17 Day Diet lifestyle. They are so versatile that you can have them for breakfast, dessert or a snack – your choice! The best part? You can customize Dr. Mike’s Power Cookie and make it your own.
Metabolism is how your body changes the nutrients in the food and drink you consume into energy. And energy is essential for your body to function on every level. As you get older, your metabolism slows down. So, you want to do everything you can to fuel its fires and keep it going strong. The
Not all food is created equal. In fact, certain foods are so nutrient-dense and packed with antioxidants that they are considered “superfoods.” Superfoods fuel your body so it can fight back against chronic disease and aging. These powerhouse foods also help you lose weight faster, feel more energetic, and lead to a full night’s sleep. That’s
The holidays. It’s the time of year when the zippers on your clothes and the springs in your bathroom scale start getting really nervous. That’s because, for a lot of dieters, packing on pounds can be a holiday tradition. Statistics on weight gain throughout the holiday season show that you might gain five pounds if
Eating more lean proteins will help you trim the fat – literally. I think one of the biggest problems with living a healthy lifestyle these days is that there are so many restrictions. For many of us, our lives revolve around food. We share our day around the dinner table, we dine out to celebrate
Do you know what your Healthy Habits Blocker is? It’s that one “thing” that stops you from living a long-term, healthy lifestyle. There are three main “blockers” that could be holding you back from living the life you deserve. Healthy Habits Blocker Types #1: Yourself You keep telling yourself “this week” or “this month” is where
WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE: Berry frozen yogurt is every bit as delectable as what you’d find in any ice cream or yogurt shop. Yes, you really can eat ice cream on the 17 Day Diet! Plus, it’s the perfect summer treat! BERRY FROZEN YOGURT NOTES: You can enjoy this on Cycles 1-4 of the
Did you know that it’s easier to stick with a weight loss plan when you have support and accountability? It’s true and research backs it up. Studies have shown that people who started on diet programs that have a social component were far more likely to keep their weight off than going it alone. There