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11 Comfort Food Makeovers—375 Calories or Less! | MyFitnessPal Creamy mac ‘n’ cheese, crispy fries, buttery pot pies and glazed donuts some days classic comfort foods are. We’ve got low-calorie comfort foods that’ll make you feel warm and fuzzy without the extras. Your favorite comfort foods don’t have to weigh you down.

We’ve got low-calorie comfort foods that’ll make you feel warm and fuzzy without the extras. 11 / 30. Taste of Home. Comfort Foods, Lightened Up Ellie’s taco salad has half the calories and fat of the fast-food variety. Get the Recipe.

7 Healthy Breakfasts You Can Make for Less Than $2 B. Even if you’re not trying to lose weight, and just want to eat healthier in general, these 11 lower-calorie versions of all your favorite decadent fall foods can help you do just that. 13 Comfort-Food Dishes Under 350 Calories. by MyFitnessPal’s Recipes. October 8, 2018.

No Comments. Share it: 4/5 (5) Sample rating item. Eating a well-balanced diet that can help you lose weight doesn’t mean you have to give up on your favorite comfort foods like pizza, pasta and brownies. These good-for-you versions feature healthy hacks. Take the calories out of comfort food and chow down on some seriously warming and easy dishes.


Each of these meals provide less than 600 kcals. These comfort food recipes have been lightened up, but still keep their rich flavor and delicious taste. Our test kitchen added vegetables when they could, swapped in whole grains and added slightly less cheese and heavy cream to make healthier versions of all your favorites. Dig in to fried chicken, cheesy lasagna, hearty casseroles, creamy mac and cheese, chocolate chip cookies and more. Here are 11 comfort food classics with fewer than 500 calories per serving.

Fried Chicken Ellie’s super-simple spin on fried chicken uses crushed corn cereal flakes plus a blend of spices for a. Comfort-food staples like waffles and chicken pot pie probably don’t hold much of a spot in your weight-loss plan. Enter vegan cooking. By slashing the calories and cholesterol of.

Food Network makes healthy comfort food recipes. Food Network Kitchens trimmed traditional chicken parm down to 435 calories, with less fat and more flavor from fresh tomato sauce and crisp.

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For example, you can have a large salad with 3 cups of mixed greens plus 1 cup of assorted veggies (including tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers) with grilled salmon and light vinaigrette dressing for around 250 calories.

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• Oils Ahealthy eating pattern limits: • You could use your daily allotment of calories onafew high-calorie foods and beverages, but you probably wouldn’t get the nutrients your body needs to be healthy.

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The “500 Calorie Challenge” invites participants to reduce calories by making small dietary changes that add up throughout the day to about 500 calories, and which seem personally sustainable.

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Eating 1,500 calories a day, which is recommended for most women, will require you to limit your fat intake to 300 calories.23 In fact, a fat intake of 150 to 200 calories would be preferable.

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calorie comfort foods.

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  • This is the best lifestyle/diet that I have ever done. I lost 45lbs eating a clean diet, but I was counting calories and I was always hungry. I am never hungry now that I’m eating like this and I don’t have to count or weigh anything������

  • I would guess that, if nutrients have been largely removed: nutrient absorption is moot, aside from the speed of gut absorption>>storage. It may be a reasonable rule of thumb that, beside whey which has been partially or fully hydrolyzed, which may or may not justify the added cost: having a machine or process of any sort do the work of digestion and absorption for you is likely to drive down any positive effect of food one could name, to a degree commensurate with the relative processing.

  • ok so a processed slice of cheese is like 50 calories, the same for real cheese is like 150-200 calories. minus your pety 15 calories your video still is stupid.

  • What’s helped me is changing my mindset. Instead of thinking “I really want it but I can’t have it.” I started thinking “I CAN have it but I don’t WANT it”��������

  • You have got to be kidding me…… this is almost criminal how much of a fraud this dude is…… what a lying sack of sh!t strictly out to deceive you and give you misinformation…. how the hell do you look at yourself in the mirror and put it these absolutely absurd videos created for the sole purpose of deceiving you what a scumbag

  • I like how you addressed the question about exceptions. Makes sense �� The no oil fries are genius. I had no idea you could do that without oil and they taste so good ��

  • I’ve recently started tracking what I eat (mainly to make sure my carbs are restricted and my protein is high enough) and I was stunned at at how “CICO is ALL that matters” persists in many posts in my news feed. If you even challenge them slightly and say, “It’s not ALL that matters” they will keep going. It’s very strange. I’m not saying that energy intake is irrelevant. I’m saying that your body will process different sources of energy (fat/carbs) differently and it’s not a choice for everyone. A significant number of people (look at the numbers for insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and diabetes in the U.S. alone) can’t access the energy from carbs and it’s just ending up as excess fat in the cells. My guess is that 1) these people really are simple-minded and like simple stuff, so they can’t wrap their brains around metabolic pathways 2) they like to think they alone, and not some amount of genetic good fortune, are responsible for their health and that everyone else is a glutton 3) they are sugar or processed food addicts who don’t want to give up their addictions.

  • Thomas, for the last time, NOBODY WILL TRUST ANYTHING YOU SAY CAUSE YOUVE ALWAYS GOT SOMETHING TO SELL. When you got nothing to profit then your words will gain merit

  • Started incorporating this way of eating and freakin love it so much! also love your videos and content so so much! That salad looks bomb, and totally agree, tastes so much better really mixed and messy!

  • Paul saladino discussed this on his podcast with Tommy wood. The food needs to make to the lower small intestines. Processed foods don’t make it there. The reason gastric bypass works is the small intestines are moved up higher forcing food to the lower half of the intestines. Thomas I’ve said it before. go on Paul saladino podcast. Talk omega 3 with him.

  • Melissa firstly your content is inspiring and informative. How do you meal prep? I have quite a busy day and I want to eat like this so that means I would have to prep it at the beginning of the week or even every 3 days. Thank you it would help me a lot.

  • Melissa firstly your content is inspiring and informative. How do you meal prep? I have quite a busy day and I want to eat like this so that means I would have to prep it at the beginning of the week or even every 3 days. Thank you it would help me a lot.

  • from your argument, it is still “a calorie is a calorie”, the only thing you described is the differnt effect of the chemical compound (structure) between a whole organic to industrial processed.

  • I’m really getting this one. I had been feeling that avocados help me lose weight faster. I’ve noticed when I have at least a tbsp a few times a week, I’ll lose weight BUT when I don’t eat avocados let’s say for 2 weeks or even 3, I seem to NOT lose. I was thinking it was just me but this Video helped me feel sane. LOL

  • I’d really like to talk to a bio-chemist and have them answer me this question: “Calories are measured by completely burning food, possibly at temperatures up to 1000K so that there’s complete dissociation of the molecules down to the simplest components. However, that does not happen in the human body: proteins are normally broken down to the amminoacid level, not to the single atom level. Why should we consider that measurement of calories as relevant to the actual effect on the human body? Shouldn’t we consider the actual bio-chemical transformations that are happening in our bodies and measure or estimate that amount of energy?”

  • I’ve seen you use some strawman arguments before, Delauer… but this one’s over the top!!! This is not at all an argument against cals in / out. GUESS WHAT? The thermic effect of food has been around forever… you didn’t just come up with this concept.
    Here, let me school you (though I think you know this better than most)… fat’s thermic effect is negligible (3-5%); carbs is moderate (10-12%); protein’s is pronounced (20-30%). If the thermic effect is what differentiates whether cals in / out is legit or not, you could have said so in your very first video ever!

    I loved your question: “Do you see what I’m saying here?” I do indeed… never eat anything other than protein ever again, because the thermic effect of food is ALL THAT MATTERS, and less thermic effect sucks. You win. Just protein and never carbs, or even worse, fats, for the rest of our days! Gothca.

  • Yes! Thomas… Excellent presentation of your being a sparkling example of genetic perfection;) love the show’s good knowledge.
    Craig taking heed of everything so far from when I caught a hold on this marvelous Chanel you host here.
    Have a great day.
    PS. Thanks to the researchers who gather knowledge too!

  • This is a reason people are getting fat. Just listened to a Low Carb MD podcast with Dr Agnes Ayton, and her findings are consistent with processed food making the western world fat. They’re also messing with our brains, making is less psychologically healthy.

  • I’m definitely one of those people who can’t just eat one cookie. Thank you for talking about moderation. I love how easy you make this! Thanks you Melissa!

  • This is why i follow your channel, i love the science behind how your body works and have used it to lose a lot of weight over the last few months ��

  • Processed food?!?! Yeah right… If you want to get sick.

    Turn the packages around, read the ingredients label and you’ll see things that has got nothing to do with ”food”. Just because something might taste good and contains less fat, doesn’t mean it’s healthy to put in your mouth.

    She’s a ”top nutritionist”?! Nah… don’t think so.

  • Hey Melissa!! I love you so much!! I only ever watch your what I eat in a day videos!! Your energy is such a vibe.. positive and always smiling ❤️ your videos exemplify such a healthy relationship with food, you are positively impacting so many people ����������❤️������☘️

  • I enjoyed your video of food swaps, I had no idea about the melted cheese in lieu of a taco shell, amazing.
    I’m the same as you, I hate driving in the rain. Don’t mind light rain yet when it’s heavy rain ��
    I think in Perth petrol is at its most expensive on Tuesdays and goes down in price from there. I usually fill up on Mondays as that seems to be the cheapest day where I am. In saying that, I put petrol in last week on Thursday and it was cheaper.

  • big up for MD ROBERT LUSTIG thank you very very very much Thomas I am so appreciative this is NOT just about fintess this is also about the innocent children who get methabolic syndrome out of processed food tricked onto them. God bless you, for real!! I took the liberty to notify this video on MD ROBERT LUSTIG page, again, may God Bless you!

  • It doesn’t make sense putting so many recipes in one video at very fast speed. It is too much and I doubt most people watch to the end. It would make more sense to limit the videos to 3 recipes at a slower pace, not 11!!

  • Very encouraging video I have done my own version of “all in” and I too am finding that now it takes less food to make me feel full and satisfied. Thanks Stephanie you’re awesome x

  • Processed food is stressful for our bodies to digest. So many ingredients we can even pronounce. I really try to eat minimal on the shelf foods. Took me a while to let go of those damn salty crackers and just learned how to make my own ��

  • Also preservatives that can suppress guts bacteria. Guts bacteria normally burn a lot of food calorie which is equivalent to a rabbit metabolism. Just imaging when you eat, you are actually feeding yourself and a rabbit at the same time. With antibiotic action of food preservatives, the rabbit stops eating.

  • I have to eat bread like wholemeal and full rice because I am recovering anorexia and I’m trying to maintain my weight so I have to have something otherwise I might disappear into thin air

  • Great video thanks. I’ve been following Dr. Jason Fung and yeah he advocates the same thing. He says 100 calories of broccoli is not = to 100 calories of a donut. So true what you’re saying.

  • I must say that I will try this food. For diet, you need to eat more proteins and vegetables. I must say, good is black coffe as a antioxidans. Idk how to type it, but coffe is good for low water in us. Try it, I drink coffe everyday, and that really helps me.

  • Thank you! I’ll try to do the first one, I’ll try not to burn the house down ���� nothing I can’t do, tho I ain’t professional (I’m 12 so ofc not xd) thank you for sharing these

  • Your body does not circumvent the laws of thermodynamics. Some foods may affect how many calories you burn, but the fact will ALWAYS be calories in vs calories out. Period. Stop giving people an excuse to be overweight. They cant help it because of all these stupid factors you talk about. You CAN NOT gain fat taking in less calories than your body burns. If you are not losing fat, you HAVE to either decrease your calorie intake or increase your calories burned, or both. PERIOD. Stop giving people excuses

  • The entire point of “processing” is to make calories and nutrients available more efficiently. We’ve always been doing it. It’s what has showed us to grow big brains.

    Cutting raw meat into thin strips to make it easier to chew is processing. Milling flour is processing. Selectively breeding plants to have fewer toxins and more carbohydrates is processing. Processing food is what humans do. It big brains depend on it. Even what we consider “whole” foods are highly processed compared to what people had available even 150 years ago.

    Processed food is a boon to people who still do manual labor so hard they burn every calorie they eat before the end of the day. But virtually nobody works like that anymore.

    Our technology has run ahead of our biology. Our brains would need to grow and our guts to wither for us to eat highly processed food.

  • AGREED ��!!! All calories aren’t made EQUAL!! Another example why a calorie from highly processed foods vs that from a whole food aren’t the same is looking even past the digestive phase. Vegetable oils which are highly processed and tend to result in high contents of trans fats with cooking, will take much longer to be metabolized in the body, hence more fat storage, than an equal caloric intake of say, unrefined virgin coconut oil ����‍♂️����‍♀️

  • I am new subscriber to your channel and have been 95% vegetarian my entire life (not vegan as I still once in a while eat yogurt, goat/feta cheese, and ghee).

    After watching a few of your videos, You have motivated me to give your way of eating a try. So thank you!

    Said that, I was wondering if you have a video where you give a comprehensive grocery list for beginners. I would appreciate if you could point me to that as then I can just use that as a guide initially and get started. Thanks in advance!

  • Your voice is always so soothing to me lol. You remind me a lot of my sister in law (who I adore). I love this video.

    You just have to cook the cheese a little bit longer so it gets hard and crunchy:-)

    I made AMAZING spiced coconut turmeric rice. I’ll have to do a video on it once I start to eat real food again

  • He’s cherry picking studies that don’t even have a lot of data!! He only chooses studies that support his business agenda… Such BS.

  • I love your recipes and the idea of your method. You’re a real game changer for a lot of people outthere! ❤️

    But I’ve got one question: if you eat in such large low calorie quantities on a daily basis, won’t this mess up your hunger cues? If you then incorporate small amounts of calorie dense foods at some point, you’re eating less again for the same calorie target. This means that your body won’t be satisfied because it is used to be eating till complete fullness.
    Wouldn’t it be better to learn your body to adjust to small portion sizes for sustainable weight loss? Then you wouldn’t have to limit certain food groups as well…
    I would really appreciate to see your point of view on this! ××

  • I love when dogmatic CICO theory believer try to push this cult like heck, just so they can ignore they are sugar addicts, trying to justify and defend their bad eating habbits

    I mean when im on deep keto, really really fat adapted and can create ketones from my food wich i breath or pee out later on, but could also eat a bunch of fructose or drink sodas wich i store instantly, how the heck is a calorie a calorie if on on hand i can pee&breath calories out?

    there is way more, but it doesnt matter anymore to me to argue with people who think a formula based on a closed technical system is explaining our hormone depending biological bodys because i know from experience CICO is just BS and dont work

    use my stats: i was 130kg, 182cm tall, had a job at a gas station for 10Hour a day (very active) + 2 hour workouts 5 times a week (intense weight training)
    I was also walking…everywhere, cause i dont have a care, that adds to at least 12 hours activity + workout and i was eatin 1800kcal

    USE YOUR THEORY, i should burn AT THE VERY VERY LEAST 4000-5000kcal a day, so i should have lost 1kg of fat every 3day…i lost maybe 0,5kg a month, and i got weaker and felt worse each day, so i guess it was muscle, despite all the EAA, protein (2-3g per kg bodyweight) etc.

    then i switched to keto, ate 3000-3500kcal real keto and lost over 20kg the first 3 months…believe what you want, i know my human body is not explained by a formula from some closed machines

  • This doesn’t make sense from a survival standpoint. Well maybe it does but it seems to be in cavemen days we should hope for lower energy consumption eating our natural foods. Logically fake foods requiring modern civilization to produce should be foreign to the body and take more energy to process because it’s foreign. So I wonder if natural food burns more calories simply because there are more vitamins and minerals that are processed.

  • Last time someone preached “calories in calories out” to me, I just said, “Yeah, that’s exactly what Coca-Cola and Pepsi want you to think.”

  • I just love his passion for this! Thanks for all your info! I’m down 26 pounds and counting! Thx in a large part to your info! Here’s to 25 more to go!

  • Great videos and content love the easy meal ideas..thanks! As a full fledged carnivore who has quite a bit of weight to lose, I started this way of eating (Starch Solution) about 6 weeks ago and not only do I feel so much better & have more energy, but my body is also letting go of the weight! I also love the background music you have on this one. (If you remember, would you mind to share the artist(s), and specific album-cd/tracks?)

  • Hi Melissa! I’m a “high volume eater” too, and I really like the content you create. Even though YOU are the one that usually gives us inspiration and ideas for our meals, I would like you to try a cold soba noodle platter: it’s a dish where cold soba noodles are the put in the center, and all around that you can put things like blanched spinach, edamame, tofu, grated carrots, sliced cucumber, nori seaweed, avocado, purple cabbage, soybean sprouts, shiitake, sweet corn etc… everything should be prepared without salt, because at the moment of serving you are going to pour over everything a savoury sauce made with: vinegar, soy sauce or aminos, a liquid sweetener of your choice, sriracha or another hot sauce and some ginger and garlic powder. To be honest, sometimes I add a teaspoon of toasted sesame seeds or a few drops of sesame oil, because I really like the nutty taste and you really need a veeeery TINY amount to make everything nice and “sesame-y” ��

  • Do you have any suggestions about something to crunch on that’s not a carrot, celery or radishes? I have a penance for crunchy foods

  • I am new subscriber to your channel and have been 95% vegetarian my entire life (not vegan as I still once in a while eat yogurt, goat/feta cheese, and ghee).

    After watching a few of your videos, You have motivated me to give your way of eating a try. So thank you!

    Said that, I was wondering if you have a video where you give a comprehensive grocery list for beginners. I would appreciate if you could point me to that as then I can just use that as a guide initially and get started. Thanks in advance!

  • Wow thanks Melissa ����������
    To the ones that complained about the blandishments meals in this video: SPICES ARE NO CALORIES SO ADD WHAT YOU NEED FOR “YOU” AGAIN FOR “YOU”. USE HER RECIPES AS INSPIRATION FOR YOUR PERSONAL MEALS…IM A SPICY RURAL COUNTRY CHIC FROM EAST TEXAS TRUST ME: your body is your temple take what’s needed and leave what is NOT..so, this isnt to BASH anyone but, exercise SELF common sense in your weight loss goals..research n put into practice your knowledge.
    Again Melissa thank you so much I enjoy your videos contents and know YOU can’t please everyone n DO NOT Allow any negativity test in your beautiful ladybug SELF..love your look����

  • I been vegan since January 2020 and love how I feel, but i have done wholefoodplantbase,no oil or nuts for a month and love how I feel. I really enjoy watching your videos they help so much, thank you ��

  • Loved your video as always! Thanks for addressing the tahini issue again. I am being 100% compliant with starch solution maximum weight loss except for tahini, but I’m still getting results, so I’m gonna keep eating it bc it makes me so happy. I may have even faster results if I give it up, but I’d rather be happier. Ha ha

  • I guess in this sense, if it holds true for other foods, then for emergency food (like for extreme climbs / hikes / or just getting lost somewhere), the processed food may be better since it is expending less energy to consume it. Though to be critical, I think the negative effects of the processed chemicals don’t make up for the caloric energy saving in these high risk situations.

  • How long does it take for your tastes to change? I am finding I don’t want to eat large portion of these types of foods because they don’t taste good to me.

  • I’m so at my whits end! I weigh the heaviest I’ve ever weighed! It’s been so difficult for me with having to feed a family who doesn’t always want to eat this way. I have a husband who will, but my kids want regular food. I can’t take my weight anymore, I feel terrible. I need prayer. I am starting a new day today and I’m going to try to stick with it!

  • How do you deal with the exceptions that come from social engagements. How do you navigate things like family celebrations? Friends’ weddings etc.

  • My name is Sara, under Partner here. I am Personal Trainer, short of long the struggle of needing to be shredded still haunts me, but have not restricted and calmed my working out dwn for over year. You are exactly the direction that is needed for folk like myself, my clients, and other folks. To me I think you look your most beautiful now because in healthy place! I am tired of folks thinking our most shredded is the fittest place, when in fact our mind a mess! What about mental health, what about balance!? Every ab showing is too lean! Being that low body fat messes with your hormones and your obsessed and miserable because your hungry and all you can think about! More to life and in end the object is to be healthy! Still on my road as you are, but keep it up! YOU LOOK AMAZING GIRL! I look at you as inspiration to love my body as is, and still hella fit without every ab showing as are you! You sparkle now! When the dwn thoughts pop up again and they will, just come back to being grateful! Plus do something outside of this Fitness realm, make Art, read a book etc. I speak with passion because have struggled since 14 as a dancer and having grown up around perfectonist parents,loving, but struggled to love themselves. Now we as family try to appreciate each other and focus on balanced health! Thank you Stephanie you are adding brightness to this strange time and challenging shallow superficial and not healthy images on social media etc! Bravo!

  • I went on a whole food plant based lifestyle almost a month ago, I’m feeling amazing and lost 8 pounds. But I will recommend to 100% meal prep or have everything pre cooked or sliced in your fridge otherwise you will have temptations and cheat and get discouraged ��

  • Thank you for yet another wonderful video! You are so inspiring ♥️ do you plan a capsule video in the future? I really enjoyed the one you made a while back. Stay healthy and happy ��

  • I like how you addressed the question about exceptions. Makes sense �� The no oil fries are genius. I had no idea you could do that without oil and they taste so good ��

  • I know this is just look at a day, but it’s actually refreshing to see you not scarfing down pounds of vegetables. I think people often forget that most whole foods are pretty low in calorie density as it is. You compliment your food with some veggies here but you don’t eat lbs of it BEFORE starch and it comes off as you not approaching this with such a restrictive mindset. I get that that way works for people, but many young and healthy individuals don’t need to jump straight to veggie stuffing when they haven’t even tried just simply eating whole plant foods first.

  • I enjoying looking at these healthy recipes don’t mind trying sm of dem but I’m trying to stay away from dairy hope I can make some n use some other alternative in the room of the eggs and cheese because I HV problem with arthritis n thanks for sharing looking forward for recipes

  • This is the best lifestyle/diet that I have ever done. I lost 45lbs eating a clean diet, but I was counting calories and I was always hungry. I am never hungry now that I’m eating like this and I don’t have to count or weigh anything������

  • Best video yet! Thank you for speaking about moderation, my biggest nemesis! Something else I would love for you to touch on… weekend binging. Where I live, we have so many insanely delicious vegan restaurants.. no matter how satisfied I am with this way of eating, I always crave to go out to eat on the weekend…I give in and it turns into that (huge) meal, plus (vegan) ice cream, peanut butter, chocolate, the list goes on and on… I undo all the good I did during the week. I keep losing and gaining the same 5 lbs and can’t seem to get out of the cycle. Would love to know if you’ve ever gone through that??

  • I’m definitely one of those people who can’t just eat one cookie. Thank you for talking about moderation. I love how easy you make this! Thanks you Melissa!

  • Everything looks absolutely delicious…but also extremely rich. I would need to go on a diet for a week for each of these meals. LOL

  • Hello Melissa! Great video, thank you for all the good information! I just started eating this way for health reasons and weight loss, I’m 17. I have one question, is it a good option eating insted of oatmeal, some oatmeal pancakes? I usually just make them with oat flour, water and some cinamon, and then I cook them without any oil. And I have 2 or 3 pancakes with some fruit. I heard that oats are higher in calories…and maybe it’s not that good of a idea to eat pancakes because u have to use a little bit more oat flour? Anyways, thank you again for the videos and the work you put into them!

  • Amy’s and Annie’s are great brands, But she mentioned Microwaving. I would like to see an OZ ep. where he digs deep into the effects of the Microwave.

  • Hey Melissa!! When you see the instant post, yes video idea!! Love this video and your recipes, love your meals!! Thank you so much for inspiring ������������ love you ��

  • I have to eat bread like wholemeal and full rice because I am recovering anorexia and I’m trying to maintain my weight so I have to have something otherwise I might disappear into thin air

  • First of all, thank you for your content and all your videos. You’re helping many people!

    Secondly, I’ve been hearing about consuming avocado pits for nutrition. Seems the common practice is drying them at a low temp in the oven or food dehydrator then grinding em down into a powder to then add to a smoothie.

    Some say this is dangerous, others say its very healthy as the pit contains up to 70% of the nutrients of the fruit. Idk if this is your style, but a lot of people would like some light shed on this subject. Perhaps a short video would do the trick!

    Thank you, again, for helping me along with many others in their health! You are a great person!

  • If you go for a walk and burn 100 calories, those 100 calories are coming out of either your body’s storage, or the food you ate… just because you burn less of the calories from the food you consumed doesn’t mean you’re going to burn any less calories from your body’s storage. A calorie is a calorie. Period.

  • Don’t you have problems with your cycles? Once I also ate very low protein and low fat in order to concieve a girl after two boys (it worked!!), and my cycles got really messed up!! But when I incooperated more fats again they got regular again and my ovulation started to happen earlier again.

  • I know this is just look at a day, but it’s actually refreshing to see you not scarfing down pounds of vegetables. I think people often forget that most whole foods are pretty low in calorie density as it is. You compliment your food with some veggies here but you don’t eat lbs of it BEFORE starch and it comes off as you not approaching this with such a restrictive mindset. I get that that way works for people, but many young and healthy individuals don’t need to jump straight to veggie stuffing when they haven’t even tried just simply eating whole plant foods first.

  • The spinach artichoke dip with the rolls….YUM! I make a quadruple batch of spinach artichoke dip on the holidays and my kids dip tortilla chips and sometimes rye bread from another appetizer into it. It looks even more delicious with the rolls.

  • Great video Melissa…I am already benefiting from your one on one coaching. I encourage anyone to get in touch with you if they are struggling. As a life long vegan I never knew why I couldn’t lose weight. Wow I sure learned a lot from you and continue to. Thank you for your fantastic work ��������