Pumpkin Polenta

Pumpkin Polenta

WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE: Pumpkin polenta is the perfect comfort food for this time of year when we crave all things pumpkin-flavored. Polenta pairs well with just about anything so enjoy as an appetizer, side dish or even a snack.  Plus, with the added pumpkin you’re getting a superfood packed with antioxidants! NOTES: You

She Lost 7.5 pounds and 4 inches in 17 Days

The quarterly 17 Day Diet Challenges are the best and most fun way to reach your weight loss goals! It’s not just a diet, it’s a lifestyle. The challenge provides that extra layer of motivation and accountability you need in order to fully commit and stay inspired.  Our May Challenge helped over 100 people to lose

Air Fryer Recipes – 17 Day Diet Approved!

air fryer

Air fryers are one of the best gadgets out there to help you stay on track and live the 17 Day Diet lifestyle. In fact, I love them so much, I’m giving one away – for FREE! Just join me in the OFFICIAL 17 Day Diet Challenge, and you’ll be automatically entered to win your

When To Eat on the 17 Day Diet?

When to eat

You are WHEN you eat. Let me explain so you’ll know WHEN to eat… 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

Mushroom Spinach Frittata

Mushoom spinach frittata

WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE: This mushroom spinach frittata is a 17 Day Diet favorite. The reason – eggs are everything they are cracked up to be!  I absolutely love them in any way, shape or form.  And the best part is you can eat them at breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner!  If you’ve never had breakfast for

Digestive Problems Solved on the 17 Day Diet

digestive problems

I see a lot of digestive problems in my private practice. No surprise, considering that every year approximately 70 million adults in America suffer from tummy troubles such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, and numerous other symptoms that cause discomfort or worse. This is serious because poor digestion can also be at the root of

17 Day Diet Baked Tilapia Packets

Baked tilapia packets

WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE: These baked tilapia packets will help you kick-up your seafood repertoire. With recent attention focusing on the high containment levels of some fish, farm tilapia is a toxin-free and environmentally friendly alternative. Tilapia is a freshwater white fish with edible skin and a mild taste. It’s very low in fat:

17 Day Diet Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey meatloaf

WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE: When you need some comfort food what is better than turkey meatloaf? The problem is that traditional meatloaf is loaded with fat and unnecessary calories, a dish that can really latch onto your hips and thighs. This healthy version of meatloaf doesn’t skimp on flavor and you can jazz it

17 Day Diet Yogurt Cheese Dip

17 day diet yogurt cheese dip

WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE: This easy to make 17 day diet yogurt cheese dip can be enjoyed as a tangy snack with vegetables or in Cycles 2-4 as a topping for baked potatoes. It’s completely fat-free and tastes just like sour cream! What we really like is that you can make this a savory

Eating Protein Helps Your Lose Weight

Eating protein

Eating protein helps you lose weight.  That’s a fact.  Protein is a powerful fat burner. That’s why it’s a fundamental food choice on the 17 Day Diet. By adding more protein to your diet, you’ll not only lose weight faster, you’ll also enjoy these benefits: 1. Digesting protein takes more energy (calories) than digesting carbs

17 Day Diet Mexican Chocolate Pudding

17 Day Diet Mexican Chocolate Pudding

WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE: The 17 Day Diet Mexican Chocolate Pudding is the perfect treat when you are craving chocolate. Chocolate is heavenly and is a terrible thing to miss when you are dieting. With this recipe you can have your chocolate and eat it too. 😉 You can make this pudding as spicy

5 High-Protein Foods You Need to Eat

High-Protein Foods

Eating high-protein foods is the key to staying healthy and losing weight. That’s why it’s such a critical component of the 17 Day Diet. Now, I don’t want you to eat two dozen eggs or two pounds of bacon everyday – that’s certainly NOT healthy. But, I do want you to get all the fat-burning

Sesame Fish

Sesame Fish

WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE: You can enjoy this flavorful sesame fish dish any night of the week.  It’s fast and easy to make, and if you’re not a fan of tilapia or salmon, you can choose any fish you prefer.  It’s also a great dish that you can add your own spin to just

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan

WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE: Eggplant Parmesan is a comfort-food that’s perfect for a weeknight meal.  You can also easily double the recipe and serve a delicious and healthy meal to guests, or enjoy leftovers for lunch! The best part – all the ingredients are approved for any Cycle of the 17 Day Diet! NOTES:

Get a Grip on Holiday Stress

holiday stress

Is your holiday stress rearing it’s ugly head again?  I’ve always thought the concept of stress attached to the word holiday was the ultimate contradiction. Shouldn’t a holiday be simply filled with joy and celebration? Yes! But…unfortunately, there is holiday stress and much of it is self-imposed. What is supposed to be a time of

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