Fast Days Healing Days and Susie T. prove that 500 calorie, intermittent fasting FDs or DDs (Down Days) do not have to be boring, nor are they filled with deprivation. This fast day meal plan features 2 meals and dessert for under 500 calories. When springtime rolls around, it’s only natural to begin craving lighter tasting meals that don’t sit as heavily in your tummy. This FDHD Meal Plan is a perfect 5:2 Fast Day and also jives with a 500 calorie intermittent ADF style diet such as 4:3, JUDDD or EOD. Light zoodles or zucchini noodles combine with gorgeous pan roasted mushrooms, super greens and lemon for a filling and flavor-packed lunch. Dinner is more light fare that doesn’t feel like diet food: avocados, blue cheese, crisp veggies and leftover grilled chicken make a very UN-boring dinner salad. (Psssst: leftover meats are a lifesaver when living a healthy lifestyle–adding protein and flavor to salads, “pastas,” and soups in seconds–with little effort. And there’s ever room for dessert.
Do you crave light, low calorie and low carb pasta substitutes? Bikini season approaches. It’s time to start thinking less about comfort food and more about light and fulfilling food that doesn’t leave you weighted down. Join Susie T. of Fast Days Healing Days as she brings you a Fast Day (FD) friendly, keto meal that is perfectly paleo and primal, too. The lemon and fresh herbs in Spring Zoodles really make this plate, filled with delicious and nourishing veggies, just a hint of extra virgin olive oil and the lemon juice, a satisfying light pasta replacement—perfect for Fast Days (FDs) or non-fast days!
Can food diaries help you lose weight more easily? Will they help you lose more weight than if you don’t use them? How about…is there any significant difference between scribbling your meals down on a piece of paper or storing them in a digital food diary online or on your mobile device? Dr. Krista Varady, reknown researcher on intermittent alternate day fasting, and author of The Every Other Day Diet (EOD), shares a study on food diaries and gives helpful advice about boosting EOD (every other day diet) weight loss.
Ever wonder how to tell when spring will arrive? Well, best-selling author, Jacqueline Whitehart of 52 Recipes Blog has it figured out and offers up a tasty and refreshing salad, Sugar Snap Pea, Mint and Barley Salad, that practically screams, “Spring is here!” Join Susie T. of Fast Days Healing Days as she offers a few more hints about how to tell spring has arrived. Susie shares her review of Jacqueline’s gorgeous springtime salad. You won’t believe it’s a Fast Day (FD) recipe and you won’t feel like you’re dieting. It’s just that incredible.
Lemony Brussels Sprouts make a perfect side dish for any day: 5:2 Fast Days (FDs) or feast days aka non-fast days. Brussels sprouts shine as a delicious and “meaty” side dish or even as a main course star. They’re as tasty with vegetarian pairings as they are meat proteins. They fairly scream, “Spring,” especially when brightened with lemon and fruity, extra virgin olive oil. Join Susie T. of Fast Days Healing Days for a quick cooking tip about blanching!