Easy Diet Flat Belly Foods

When we hear the word diet we often think of all of the foods that we will have to leave out of our fridge and off of our plate. This article isn't about that. This article is about what you should add to your shopping list and consume more often. You want a flat belly? Eat foods that are lower in calories but high in nutrients (like fiber). Add Vitamin C We usually reach for a dose of C when we feel a cold coming on. Got the sniffles? Go grab an orange. But studies show that low levels ... Continue Reading

Simple Swaps for Fewer Calories

One of the things that I do on a regular basis to save on calories is swap healthier foods in for more calorie dense foods. The simple swaps will help you save calories through out the day without skimping on flavor. Greek Yogurt instead of Sour Cream Plain, low fat Greek yogurt is a great, healthy alternative to sour cream. This is one of the simple swaps that I make on a daily basis. You can sub in yogurt for sour cream ounce for ounce and save 44 calories, 53 calories from fat and gain 2 ... Continue Reading

Goji Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

When you think pancakes, the first thing they remind you of is a healthy diet, right? No? So buttermilk pancakes soaked in butter and maple syrup are delicious but not necessarily an everyday addition to a healthy diet. But pancakes come in all shapes, sizes and flavors which leads me to experimentation. I'm a firm believer that any food can be a part of a healthy diet, especially if you make a few small tweaks to help it along. Did you know that pancakes have been around for at least ... Continue Reading

6 Steps to Serving a Satisfying Salad

Salads hold a solid spot in my diet and an unabashed appreciation in my heart. In fewer words, I love salads. Specifically, I love big ass salads (BAS, in even fewer words). What makes a BAS a BAS? I'll tell you. But first, I want to be clear about what a BAS is not. A BAS is not the ubiquitous plopping of iceberg lettuce in a side dish with two cherry tomatoes, a slice of cucumber and the token canned olive. I'd go so far as to say that the typical Caesar salad served at the local pizza ... Continue Reading

Meal Prep Success Part 4: Grains

Meal prep is a healthy eating strategy that comes up constantly in my line of business. Whether you are trying to lose fat or build muscle, maintain your weight or train for a specific sport, preparing for success is paramount. Think about it. When you are hungry (I mean really hungry), do you always stop to make sure your choices are the healthiest? Probably not. When it's time for lunch and your only options for food within walking distance is McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts, what's a person ... Continue Reading

4 Foods that Detox as Well as Delight the Tastebuds

I'd like to welcome Jenny Eden of JennyEdenCoaching.com to Easy Diet HQ! Jenny is passionate about helping men and women create a healthy, positive, nourishing relationship with food - something that is so important and often missing in our everyday lives. Without further ado, learn about naturally detoxifying foods and how to prepare them with Jenny. First of all I want to thank Julia Hale for the opportunity to guest blog for her site. She is doing some amazing work up on here on her ... Continue Reading

5 Better Breakfasts for a Fit Foodie

Eat breakfast. No seriously, eat breakfast. There's this oft-heard adage that goes a little like this: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here are some of the reasons why. You're body has been fasting since you ate dinner. Dinner was 10-12 hours ago. Now, forgive me if I'm wrong but don't you get hungry just a few hours after lunch?! 10-12 hours is a long time to go without consuming fuel. So it's rather important to break the fast. Breakfast jump starts your metabol... Continue Reading

10 Easy Appetizers for a Fit Foodie

If you're ready for a party clap your hands! It's the beginning of cook out season baby, and nothing starts off the summer like a great party and fantastic appetizers to get it going. Whether you are hosting an extravaganza or heading to a friends to get your party on, these appetizers are party-perfect. They're easy to prepare, delicious, healthy and every one will love them. Beet Hummus Loaded with protein-rich garbanzo beans, nutrient-rich beets and a dose of healthy fats from extra-... Continue Reading

Meal Prep Success Part 3: Produce Prep

Eating a healthy diet is not about eating less, it's about eating right. As a weight loss strategy, sure, eating less works in theory. And it will work for a short period of time in practice as well. But it's not sustainable, it's not fun, and it's not healthy. And so it won't last forever. Vegetables and fruits are my favorite things. If you don't share the same love for them, it's just a matter of time. Fruits and vegetables are packed with all of the vitamins, minerals, antiox... Continue Reading

Brunch the Fit Foodie Way

Brunch. The harbinger of family gatherings and holidays, starting line of indulgent Sunday Fundays, the excuse for Champagne before noon. Not exactly the description of a meal that lends itself to healthy eating. But with a little bit of planning and a little bit (yes, just a bit), of self-control, you too can enjoy the deliciousness and coziness that brunch-time brings. If you're health-conscious, you don't have to make the choice between enjoying brunch (at home or at a restaurant), ... Continue Reading