Diet For Beginners – Epic Article List

We have quite a few readers who are just getting started on their weight loss journey. We figured we’d compile the best diets for beginners, here. The link to the article follows each blub. Enjoy!
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Weight loss can be a daunting task, but with the right tools and resources, it can be a lot easier. We’ve got you covered. Check out our list of diet articles for beginners, here.


Burn Belly Fat By Following These Three Simple Rules

Should I be counting grams of fat, sugar, and calories when trying to burn fat? In a word – nope! Counting specific grams or calories is not only downright boring, but if you’re eating correctly for fat loss, you shouldn’t have to!  Burn belly fat.

Weight Loss and Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil- EVOO

Unless you live on Mars chances are you’ve heard about the powerful heart- healthy benefits of olive oil.  You’ve also heard about the weight loss and skin health properties of olive oil. First we’ll tackle the health benefits, then we’ll get to the weight loss and waistline slimming properties.  Extra Virgin Olive Oil for weight loss.

Dieting for Weight Loss: 19 Frequently Asked Questions

Does eating fat make me fat? There’s a common misconception that eating fat makes you store body fat. The truth is that too many calories (consuming more calories than you’re burning each day) makes you fat. So does eating fat add fat to your body? Dieting for weight loss.

5 Fat Burning Foods That Should Be the Backbone of Your Diet

Fat burning foods are the staples of your diet that keep you in the fat burning zone. Eaten on a consistent basis, they go a long way in determining what your body looks like and how you feel. As such, Eugene, our partner-in-crime, shows us that there are plenty of tasty choices of fat burning foods for you to eat when you’re dieting. Here are your fat burning foods.

Fat Burning Fibrous Vegetables That Will Change Your Body Without Cramping Your Lifestyle

Some decisions have a long term consequence- “Damn, I wish I started that diet back in January so I wouldn’t have to feed on pellets and 1.5 hour walks on the treadmill like a hamster”. With that in mind, here are your fat burning vegetables to get started now.

Three Fats You Have To Feed Your Body – One Might Actually Help You Lose Weight

Fat’s role in our diet can be confusing. One day it’s bad for you; the next day butter is best. With all the mixed messages, how are we supposed to know? Learn more here- Eating fat to lose weight.

Omega – 3 Fish Oil Weight Loss and Health Benefits

What are Omega – 3’s fatty acids? Omega – 3’s are an essential nutrient that have been shown to have a positive impact on almost everything in the body. Fish oil for weight loss.

The Secret to Breaking the Dreaded Weight Loss Plateau

Ahh, the big question- “How do you break a weight loss plateau?”. If you work out, you probably have calluses on the palms of your hands. Calluses are part of the body’s adaptation mechanism, just as a weight loss plateau is. Here’s how to break your weight loss plateau.

3 Power Breakfasts for Energy and Weight Loss

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day to get right. A power breakfast will provide mental and physical energy for the day, and set the stage for fat burning. Sometimes you just don’t have time to throw together a big production. Power breakfast.

Bikini Time: Look Good in One Week

There is always some fine tuning you can do. Six weeks prep time is greet but if you only have one week, I can give you so tips to look better than you do today. Lose weight in a week.

Five Kefir Recipes: Powerful Probiotics

My Kefir obsession continues. I’ve sipped it every day since I discovered it and my tummy has been flat ever since. Kefir Recipes.

Weight Loss for Swimsuit Season: Prevent Blowing It When Eating Out

Eating out doesn’t mean you have to kiss your dreams of the perfect bikini bod goodbye. Weight loss program for swimsuit season.

How Do You Lose a Muffin Top and Love Handles- The Fat on the Sides of the Lower Back

Q: I eat pretty healthy and work out when I can, but I still have a muffin top! You know, that extra fat/love handles on the sides of the lower back and hips. How do I get rid of that?  Lose your muffin top and love handles.

Curb Sweet Cravings and Protect Your Body by Popping This Purple Fruit

There’s an often over- looked fruit that’s sold in your local supermarket or fruit stand that can curb sweet cravings and have powerful implications on your health and your waistline. Learn more here- Curb sweet cravings.

Lose Weight Without Depriving Yourself – Sweet Treats to Eat While Dieting

When most people think of dieting to lose weight, they conjure up images of deprivation, cravings, and overall hunger. If I could show you a way to add something to your diet to reduce the anguish, you’d listen wouldn’t you? Lose weight with these sweet treats.

Can You Really Burn Fat Just By Drinking Water?

Can you really burn fat just by drinking water? Well, with over 75% of your body made up of water there is no denying the need to remain hydrated (drinking water) consistently. If you are following a weight loss program, you will want to consume more water if only for the added calorie burning benefits. Burn fat by drinking water.

Green Apples for Weight Loss: The Green Apple (mini) Project

He went on to explain that he had read about how they can help quell cravings in our programs. Read more at Green apples for weight loss.

Be the Healthiest Vegetarian on the Block

Vegetarians have always held a special place in my heart, the part of my heart that cries out WHY?  Become a healthy vegetarian.

Slow and Reasonable Weight Loss

A foundation of slow and reasonable weight loss. If you are 20 pounds or more overweight, start slowly so it won’t be such a shock for you. Lose weight slowly.

Set Yourself Up For Diet Success

Set the stage with good intention, a good environment and the reasonability of your goal. There are ways to truly give you a real chance to lose weight and eat better. Set up your diet success.

Is Happy Hour Shaking Up Your Weight Loss Efforts?

Martini’s at happy hour with friends can be fun, but if you’re on a weight loss diet they can really shake up your efforts. Alcohol and weight loss.

Foods That Are Quick and Easy for Fuel- On- The- Go

I’ve discovered that it is during these on-the go- times that we can enjoy an opportunity to eat healthy. Quick and easy foods.

Drop a Few Pounds With These 5 Summer Salads

I have compiled my top five salad dinners that are easy to make and taste great. Drop a few pounds.

Eating Right on a Busy Schedule

A “busy schedule” can be a weight loss killer, but it doesn’t have to be- if you plays your cards right. The truth is everyone has a busy schedule. How to eat right with a busy schedule.

Good Eating Habits to Cultivate for Health and Fat Loss

There’s no official definition of Eating Clean, but I’m going to lay out my personal definition, and offer up some “principles of eating clean” for you to follow. How to cultivate good eating habits.

Should I Count Calories or Carbs and Fat to Lose Weight?

So what’s more important? They’re both important. If you eat less calories than you burn over the same period of time, you’re going to lose weight. Learn about counting calories.

What’s on Your Shelves? The Answer Could Be Keeping You From Your Ideal Body!

Can’t lose weight? Why tempt yourself with crappy food? I’ll get to the evils of the junk in the cabinets in here- What to do when you can’t lose weight.

I Love Kefir (and I don’t mean Sutherland)

Most people have never heard of KEFIR, much less ingested it, but I will say that not only is it a nutritional powerhouse but I would drink it as religiously as taking my vitamins. Kefir benefits.

Is Late Night Snacking Causing Weight Gain?

Is late night snacking keeping your weight up? Studies show that eating at night does not make you fat unless you exceed your caloric intake for the day. Late night snacking.

5 Diet Mistakes That Can Blow Your Progress

Before I conduct the diet mistakes portion of my fitness workshops, I give every participant a nutritional assessment in which a daily food journal is kept for one week. It is important for me to understand my client and their particular needs and what they expect from the workshop. Here’s how to avoid diet mistakes.

Cut It Out With the Carbs!

What foods are carbs? At this point everyone knows to go easy on the bad carbs but you may not know why. The most important aspect of implementing a game plan for your diet is to understand why you do what you do, but can be an obstacle to your weight loss effort. Here’s how carbs effect weight loss.

Can Eating Chia Seeds Help Weight Loss?

A growing trend recently has been the recommendation of eating chia seeds for weight loss.  Chia seeds for weight loss.

My Five Superfoods That Can Boost Your Health

5 superfoods that can boost your health. I keep these items in the fridge and I eat them every day. Stock up on these foods that can boost your health and reap the benefits of superfoods.

5 Tips to Get Out of Your Diet Slump

So you have begun a new diet and activity regime and it you dropped a few pounds but now you seem to have stopped seeing results. Here are some tips to break a diet slump.

5 Fattening Food Myths

Fattening food myths are rampant in our society. Having a family member or friend as a nutritionist does not make one immune to making bad food choices or holding on to silly ideas about food. Here are some fattening food myths.

12 Tips for a Healthy Summer Cookout

It is that time of year when barbecues and pool parties are all the rage. Whether you are the host or guest, keep in mind that while having fun in the sun, you can help prevent most food borne illnesses that can lurk at barbecue parties.  Diet tips for a healthy summer cookout.

So You Blew It and Ate Too Much. Bloating and Fatigue, Oh My! What Should You Do?

One of the popular questions we get is something to the effect of: I blew it yesterday, and now I’m bloated. What do I do? Here’s what you should do when you ate too much.

Manage Cravings and Maintain a Smoother Mood By Adding This to Your Diet

Want to suppress your appetite better, while managing cravings and maintaining a smoother mood while dieting? Sounds like it would be some new fad diet pill, but it’s not. Here’s how to stop food cravings on a diet.

French Women are Thinner

Years ago I had the pleasure of spending two weeks in France. The first stop was Paris then to Nice and the French Riviera. The general view of the lack of overweight women in France is true. Here’s why French women are thin.

Fall’s Most Fabulous Fruit: The Fig

Late summer and fall brings us one of the most ancient and gorgeous fruits: Ficus Carica, also known as the FIG. Here’s why figs are a healthy snack.

Tummy Blasters for a Sleek and Taut Body All Summer Long

Whether you plan to live at the beach or in a concrete jungle, you want to look great. Earlier, I wrote about getting a BIKINI BODY in one week, mainly through banishing bloat. Here’s how to get a sleek, taught tummy.

High Fructose Corn Syrup: Not Such a Sweet Surprise

Have you seen these commercials on TV about high fructose corn syrup and how it’s just like sugar and good in moderation? I thought I was watching a Saturday Night Live skit about High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Having a Baby? Pregnancy Diet Tips for the Nutrition of Your Baby

Congratulations, you’re having a baby! With all the new emotions and responsibilities in your life at this time, the most important should be your pregnancy diet– which is directly related to the nutrition of your baby. Pregnancy nutrition tips from a Registered Dietitian.

Always Tired? Boost That Energy, Girl!

When I ask women if there was one thing they could change something about their health, the usual response is that they are would like to stop being tired, and have more energy throughout the day.  Here’s how to boost your energy.