Category: Clean Eating

  • Why You Sometimes Feel Sick When You Eat Healthier

    You’ve committed to a healthier lifestyle and are exercising several times a week. You’ve replaced the junk food snacks, processed foods, and refined sugars with weekly meal prep and healthier, portion-controlled snacks. So how come your whole body hurts and your stomach is off? Any time you change up your diet, you might feel a little different […]

  • The 4 Week Gut Protocol FAQ: Get Your Answers Here

    Whether you’ve just started The 4 Week Gut Protocol or just thinking about it, it’s important to make sure you’ve got all the information you need for a successful journey. Beachbody Super Trainer and nutrition expert Autumn Calabrese has struggled with tummy issues over the years. After much trial and error and working closely with […]

  • Why You Crave Salty Snacks & What to Do About It

    There’s a lot of information out there about food cravings and what to do about them. Cravings for salty snacks can be incredibly confusing since humans need sodium — just not as much as we get daily (the RDA is 2300 mg for adults). “Many people think that the body craves what it needs,” says Beachbody nutrition […]

  • The 4 Week Gut Protocol and 4 Weeks for Every Body

    If you’re dealing with stomach woes, you’re not the only one. Things like stress, sleep, exercise, and the food you eat can all impact the health of your gut. Beachbody Super Trainer and nutrition expert Autumn Calabrese is no stranger to tummy troubles. She’s struggled with the issue over the years — but after much […]

  • Coming Soon: 2B Pregnant With Ilana Muhlstein, M.S., R.D.N.

    Calling all moms 2B — we’re excited to announce the launch of 2B Pregnant, due in January 2022! Now you’ll have the tools you need to help you eat delicious, satisfying food, with a positive mindset, and the confidence that you’re doing the very best for your health and your growing baby. What Is 2B […]

  • À venir: 2B Pregnant Pour Femmes Enceintes Avec Ilana Muhlstein, M.S., R.D.N.

    Avis à toutes les futures mamans! Nous sommes ravis d’annoncer le lancement de 2B Pregnant, qui verra le jour en janvier 2022. Vous disposerez désormais des outils nécessaires pour vous aider à manger des aliments délicieux et rassasiants, en adoptant un état d’esprit positif et en ayant la certitude de faire ce qu’il y a de mieux […]

  • Coming Soon: 2B Pregnant With Ilana Muhlstein

    Calling all moms 2B — we’re excited to announce the launch of 2B Pregnant, due in January 2022! Now you’ll have the tools you need to help you eat delicious, satisfying food, with a positive mindset, and the confidence that you’re doing the very best for your health and your growing baby. What Is 2B […]

  • Ô Canada, BEVVY de Beachbody s’en vient!

    *Remarque: Cette article est destiné à nos lecteurs canadiens. C’est l’heure du thé. BEVVY, un supplément au thé sain de Beachbody, s’en vient. BEVVY est une option santé qui fournit des antioxydants et complète votre mode de vie sain, sans y ajouter des calories. Qu’est-ce que BEVVY de Beachbody? BEVVY de Beachbody est un supplément au […]

  • 6 Healthy Seeds You Should Be Eating Right Now

    Are you trying to learn about healthy seeds? Then, you’ve come to the right place. Seeds are the start of a healthy plant, so it’s no wonder that they’re packed with fiber, healthy fats, protein, and various vitamins and minerals. Of course, not all seeds are edible. Some are too hard for humans to digest, and […]

  • Tips to Packing the Ultimate Picnic Basket

    Picnics are a low-key way to enjoy delicious foods and the great outdoors at the same time. To help you pack the ultimate picnic basket, we have a few useful tips and healthy picnic food ideas. Happy picnicking! Picnic Essentials Checklist What should you bring to a picnic? Use this handy list of non-food items […]

  • Make the Best Homemade Veggie Burger in 7 Easy Steps

    Burgers every day of the week? Yes, please. If you want to enjoy a veggie burger every night of the week, Dana Ellis Hunnes Ph.D., MPH, R.D., author of the book Recipe For Survival, says go for it — as long as its “full of beans, fresh vegetables, and other healthy whole grains or leafy greens.” (Don’t worry, […]

  • 7 Mango Recipes if You’re Mad About This Gorgeous Fruit

    Nothing screams “summer” like delicious mango recipes! The fruit packs a bright, rich flavor, and the color of its flesh even looks like the sun. But if you’re only enjoying this fruit on its own, you’re missing out on all the mango has to offer. “Mango is a sweet fruit, but surprisingly versatile,” says Lindsey Janeiro, […]

  • 8 Delicious (and Healthier!) Mayo Substitutes

    The creamy texture and tangy flavor of mayonnaise is a staple in so many classic recipes — think potato salad, egg salad, pasta salad, sandwiches, burgers, and dips. But it’s not exactly the pinnacle of healthy condiments, so you may be wondering if a worthy mayo substitute exists. “Classic mayonnaise is made from emulsifying egg […]

  • A Step-by-Step Guide for Perfect Scrambled Eggs

    When it comes to quick and easy recipes, scrambled eggs are hard to beat. (Sorry, we couldn’t resist that whisk pun.) This nutrient-rich breakfast and brunch staple can be ready in minutes, and each large egg provides 6 grams of protein. But while scrambled eggs are a relatively basic breakfast dish, figuring out how to make the best scrambled […]

  • Is Apple Cider Vinegar Everything It’s Cracked Up to Be?

    In the world of natural remedies, everyone is talking about apple cider vinegar benefits. It’s gone from the salad bowl to the vitamin aisle, so is apple cider vinegar really as amazing as people say it is? Apple Cider Vinegar Nutrition Apple cider vinegar, also lovingly shortened to “ACV,” is vinegar made by fermenting apple juice. During […]

  • How to Make Overnight Oats in 5 Simple Steps

    Learning how to make overnight oats helps you create an easy, delicious breakfast with lots of versatility. As Holly McKee-Clark, culinary specialist for Beachbody, puts it, “Oats are a low-maintenance canvas — just tack on your favorite flavors both sweet and savory.” We’ll show you how to make overnight oats in five simple steps. And […]

  • How to Start a Vegetable Garden at Home

    We’ve seen a lot of lockdown trends come and go in the last year: sourdough starters, whipped coffee, and Tiger King, to name a few. Thankfully, more health-focused trends, like how to start a vegetable garden, are sticking around. According to one survey, 26% of Americans flexed their green thumb in response to the pandemic. And interest isn’t […]

  • What You Need to Know About “Empty Calories”

    If you strive to eat healthy, you may be familiar with avoiding foods that contain “empty calories.” Nutrition experts often use the term “empty calories” to explain why certain foods are better than others at helping you lose or maintain weight. But is this concept a bit outdated? In theory, all foods can still fuel the […]

  • How to Make a Protein Bowl for a Satisfying Meal

    A protein bowl is a balanced meal piled into one colorful bowl. It looks so intentionally Instagram-worthy that no one would know you’re probably noshing on leftovers. Protein bowls (also called protein power bowls) contain protein, grains, and vegetables. They’re so easy to make — just throw everything in a bowl and mix it up! […]

  • Here’s How to Make Hot Pot At Home

    A bowl of homemade soup will warm you up on a chilly evening, but if you’re looking for a cozy meal that can feed a whole group — and bring everyone closer together — it’s hard to beat a hot pot recipe. Ready to have your own hot pot experience? We’ve detailed everything you need to know […]

  • Darin Olien: Why a Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Diet Is Important

    For years, researchers have been studying the areas around the world with the most centenarians. After all, if you want to unlock the secrets to a long and healthy life, why not ask someone who’s actually crossed the century mark? They found a common nutritional thread among the people who had lived the longest: a […]

  • The Most Popular Types of Meat Substitutes, Explained

    Whether you’re adding more meatless meals to your weekly rotation or considering going vegan or vegetarian, plant-based eating is super popular right now. But what are your options when it comes to meat substitutes? There are many great vegetarian protein sources out there these days that giving up meat (for a meal or a lifetime) is easier than it […]

  • What Is the “Green” Mediterranean Diet Plan?

    It’s hard to beat the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet plan, which emphasizes whole foods like fruit, veggies, legumes, seafood, and lean meats. But the new “green” Mediterranean diet plan has been getting a lot of buzz lately — and it may offer even greater benefits than the original diet. The green Mediterranean diet plan follows many […]

  • Why Tahini Is Such a Versatile, Healthy Ingredient

    An upside to spending a LOT more time at home is that we’ve gotten more curious and handy about making things from scratch. We love getting some extra mileage out of our high-powered blenders and food processors, which can do so much more than whip up smoothies. (Although don’t get us wrong, we still love […]

  • What You Need to Know About the New Dietary Guidelines

    You’ve heard it before: The best diet is the one you’ll stick with the longest. That’s also a key takeaway from the newest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a set of nutrition recommendations published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). A panel of scientists meets every five years to issue […]

  • Get the Facts on Greek Yogurt Nutrition

    What’s the difference between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt? Plain Greek yogurt is made by straining regular yogurt to remove the liquid whey, lactose, sugars, salt, and water. The result is a creamier, thicker yogurt with slightly more calories than non-Greek yogurt, but twice the protein. Here’s a quick comparison of regular and Greek yogurt nutrition information: […]

  • Darin Olien: Why Gut Health Matters and How to Improve It

    When you hear the words “gut health,” the basic digestive process may be the first thing that comes to mind: Break down food and eliminate waste. In recent years, we’ve learned more and more about how the gut can impact our overall health — with emerging research trying to determine if there’s a link between […]

  • How to Meal Plan for Absolute Beginners

    You probably know by now that meal planning works for weight loss and can save you time and money. And before you start shopping or lining up meal prep containers, creating the actual menu for your meal plan is an important first step. But if you’re new to it all, you may not know how to meal […]

  • How to Organize Your Pantry Like a Pro

    Your organization kick is rolling — you’ve cleaned out your fridge and decluttered your freezer, now let’s learn how to organize a pantry. Whether you have a walk-in pantry with built-in shelves or a roomy cabinet for storing dry goods, a well-organized pantry can speed up meal prep and help you stay on track with your nutritional goals. […]

  • What Causes ‘Stress Belly’ and What Can You Do About It?

    If you’ve been stressed lately and you’ve noticed your pants aren’t fitting quite the same, you may be wondering if they’re related. “There are many reasons for weight gain including increased caloric intake, decreased physical activity, and stress,” says Cody Braun, CPT, Assistant Manager of Fitness at Beachbody. “Our bodies are complex machines, which makes […]

  • How Build Healthy Eating Habits and Make Them Stick

    If you started the new year with a resolution to build healthy eating habits, know you’re in good company. But following through may be challenging. At the start of your health and fitness journey, let go of the urge to find and follow the perfect diet to a T. Keep in mind that setbacks are […]

  • Learn How to Organize Your Fridge Like a Pro

    In the U.S., 30% to 40% of the food supply gets thrown away, according to the Food and Drug Administration. At home, you can reduce food waste by simply organizing your fridge. A clean, organized refrigerator is an often-overlooked healthy eating habit. When your fridge is a mess, you may end up snacking on chips because […]

  • How to Make Delicious and Healthy Homemade Pizza

    Pizza is the ultimate comfort food pretty much any time of year. If you crave a slice when you’re feeling stressed, you’re not alone — a 2016 poll found pizza is the top comfort food in the US. Not surprisingly, during the pandemic, pizza delivery chains have seen an uptick in business. Delivery and frozen pizza are […]

  • 9 Tips for Not Binging on Food During the Holidays

    Nothing kills the holiday spirit like guilt and shame. This season, when things are anything but normal, focus on the positive and forming new habits. Let go of those negative feelings and regain control of your eating habits, with tips for not binging on food during the holidays. (And find out how to move on […]

  • 17 Foods That Should Be on Your Fall Grocery List

    Cool fall days can inspire you to get back into the kitchen making yummy meals filled with comforting flavors. Whether you’re heading to the supermarket, a farmers’ market, or ordering your groceries online, a bounty of fall fruits and veggies make this season absolutely delicious — and nutritious. Fill your basket with the grocery items you don’t want […]

  • How to Stick to Your Nutrition Goals During the Holidays

    The holidays are upon us, which means not only stay-cations and zooming with family and friends, but also treats, sweets, and much more imbibing. Staying healthy over the holidays can be tricky for a variety of reasons — your routine is already  gets thrown out of whack due to holiday parties (virtual or in-person) and time […]

  • How to Store Garlic and Keep It Fresh

    Fresh garlic can add a bit of spicy, pungent flavor to just about any savory dish. Whether you’re making stir fry, roasted green beans, or zoodles, it’s always helpful to have some garlic on hand in your kitchen. If you bought a bit more garlic than you need, no worries — as long as you know how to […]

  • Are You Eating Enough Nutrient-Dense Foods?

    Most healthy living advice boils down to a few basic tenets: Exercise, stay hydrated, and eat nutrient-dense foods. Physical activity recommendations are readily available, and eight glasses of water a day is the universally accepted standard. But amid competing philosophies on nutrition and endless menu options, how do we know which foods are nutrient-dense foods? What […]

  • Your Guide to Organic vs. Non-Organic Produce

    By now, you’ve probably read enough grocery shopping tips and tricks for buying healthy food to know to never shop hungry, make a list, and read nutrition labels. But in the produce section where food doesn’t have a label, what should you do? Is organic produce or non-organic produce best? We spoke with registered dietitians to sort this all […]

  • 10 Tips to Stay Healthy and Active During the Holidays

    The holidays are traditionally a time of indulgence — endless get-togethers with friends and family, packed schedules, and plenty of holiday cookies and cocktails to savor. This year’s holiday season may look a little different, but even with a scaled-down holiday season schedule, it’s still easy to overdo it (and to let self-care slip through […]

  • 8 Ways to Prevent Gas (or Stop It Once It Starts)

    Let’s get this out of the way: Farting and burping are just part of being human. In fact, it’s totally normal to pass gas anywhere from 13 to 21 times a day! “Passing gas relieves bloating — that’s a good thing,” says Libby Mills, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., FAND, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition […]

  • Can Comfort Food Really Boost Your Mood?

    Whether it’s a warm piece of sourdough bread, grandma’s flavorful beef stew, or a fresh-out-of-the-oven pastry, some foods just give you a warm and fuzzy feeling. These so-called comfort foods fill our stomachs and our souls — even if they’re not always the healthiest choices. There’s no denying that comfort food makes us feel good. But is […]

  • 7 Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables

    You’ve been hearing the advice to “eat more fruits and vegetables” for as long as you can remember — and for good reason. Produce is a key part of a balanced diet — in fact, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, fruits and vegetables should fill up half your plate. But there are even more […]

  • 12 Craveable Healthy Snacks for Zoom Breaks

    If you spend your days alternating between Zoom meetings and trips to the fridge, it pays to keep your kitchen stocked with healthy snack options. “With so many of us still working at home, having healthy snack options is important to help break up our days, and keep ourselves focused on the tasks at hand,” […]

  • The Ultimate Guide to Turnip Nutrition

    We kicked off fall by taking a deep dive into fun facts about pumpkins, and now we’re digging right into turnip nutrition. Turnips are good for you, and they make a tasty substitute for potatoes. If you haven’t tried turnip fries yet, they’re seriously amazing! Even cooler? “You can eat all parts of a turnip, from […]

  • The Health Benefits of Butternut Squash

    Pumpkin may be the star of the fall and winter seasons, but there’s another type of squash that deserves equal — if not more — attention: butternut squash. It might look a little intimidating, but adding butternut squash to a healthy meal plan is a delicious way to power up your nutrition with vitamins, minerals, and […]

  • What’s New on Nutrition+ Membership

    Welcome to Nutrition+ Membership, the ultimate accountability tool designed to help you make good food choices and maintain your results. With your membership, you get access to The Monthly Fix and The Mindset Membership, continuations of Ilana and Autumn’s signature nutrition programs, Ultimate Portion Fix and 2B Mindset. Everything they offer — Monthly Topic videos, assignments, expert interviews, recipes, and […]

  • 20 Travel Snacks to Help You Stay Healthy on the Road

    Maybe you’re planning a quick weekend road trip, or maybe you’re venturing back into the world of air travel and faraway destinations. Whatever your vacation plans look like this year, you’re going to need a stash of travel snacks. We’ve rounded up a list of healthy, portable snack options to hold you over until you […]

  • Recipes to (Virtual) Cook With Friends

    Want to catch up with the squad for a dinner party? Virtual cooking with friends is a fun way to connect, share new recipes, and chit-chat while you chop. “Virtual cooking allows you to socialize and see your friends and family without compromising socially distancing,” says Quyen Vu, M.S., R.D., Beachbody culinary nutrition specialist. “It […]

  • Darin Olien: The World’s First Superfood Hunter

    “I’m not in Mongolia. I’m on the outskirts of Malibu in my private yurt. And that’s me in a nutshell,” says Darin Olien, superfood hunter and co-creator of Beachbody’s superfood nutrition shake, Shakeology. When not camped out at his Malibu outpost, Olien might be found backpacking through the most remote regions of the Himalayas or […]

  • 11 Grocery Shopping Tips to Make Healthy Eating Easier

    When you’re trying to stock your kitchen with healthy foods, grocery shopping may feel like an overwhelming task. The shelves are overflowing with options, so how can you make sure you’re choosing foods that support your nutrition goals and won’t break the bank? We asked dietitians for their best grocery shopping tips to help you […]

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Celery

    If you’ve been grocery shopping lately, you’ve probably noticed that the celery section is either sold out or costs much more than it usually does. And it’s hard to ignore all the hype around “celery juice” (yes, it’s a thing — but why??) Don’t get us wrong — celery is a great vehicle for dips, […]

  • Air Fryer vs. Instant Pot: Which Is the Better Choice for You?

    Smart kitchen tools can feel like a godsend. They make cooking faster, easier, and less stressful, and they can also make your favorite meals healthier. Air fryers and Instant Pots are two kitchen gadgets in particular that can transform meals and make meal prepping as easy as hitting a button. But do you need both? For […]

  • What to Eat Before a Workout: 5 Simple Tips

    Sneakers? Check. Headphones? Check. Inspiring playlist? Check. There are a few things you wouldn’t want to start a workout without — and the right fuel should be one of them. A pre-workout meal or snack can help you power through whatever reps, sets, and routines you have planned. So how can you decide what to […]

  • Should I Eat Before Working Out?

    Knowing when and what to eat before your workouts is a skill worth learning. With the right approach, a pre-workout snack or meal can give you the energy and nutrients you need to crush your goals. But if you get your timing or food choices wrong, you’ll pay for it later — like when you’re […]

  • Instant Pot Cook Times: A Handy Cheat Sheet

    Congratulations! You’re the proud new owner of an Instant Pot. But now you have to figure out how to use your Instant Pot — and how long it really takes to cook dinner. Compared with your slow cooker, stove, or oven, the Instant Pot seems like it cooks things instantly. For example, depending on how you chop […]

  • What’s the Best Food to Eat After a Workout?

    You know you need to fuel up properly before you work out, but post-exercise nutrition is also important. What you eat after a workout can help replenish your body and improve recovery after a workout session — and depending on the intensity of your workout, if you skip out on a post-workout snack altogether, you […]

  • What High-Quality Ingredients Mean to Shakeology

    With so many balls in the air, you don’t have time to research every ingredient that goes into your body – even though you’d like to. And nutrition labels can make it tough to know what you’re really getting. That’s where Shakeology is different. We’re passionate – maybe even fanatical – about what goes into […]

  • 6 Healthy Noodles to Use in Your Favorite Pasta Recipes

    Even if you’ve resolved to clean up your diet, you may struggle with cutting out your favorite pasta and noodle dishes. But here’s some good news: You don’t have to. Simply swapping white refined-grain pasta for ones made of veggies, chickpeas, or whole wheat means you can enjoy the noodle dishes you love while adding nutritional perks […]

  • How to Cook Quinoa in a Rice Cooker

    Quinoa is one of those powerhouse grains we just can’t get enough of. It’s got a nutty flavor with a fluffy yet hearty texture. Quinoa boasts several health benefits and offers plenty of fiber and protein in every tasty serving. Plus, it’s simple to cook and even simpler in a rice cooker. While other whole grains can take […]

  • How to Cook a Sweet Potato in the Microwave

    Sweet potatoes are a delicious, nutritious, and versatile veggie. But baking a sweet potato in the oven takes a while — anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes — so you probably don’t think of them as a quick and easy meal option. If you learn how to cook a sweet potato in the microwave, however, it can […]

  • What Is an Air Fryer (and Do You Really Need One)?

    Every few years, a new kitchen appliance hits the market and becomes the “must-have” gadget. There was the Instant Pot. Then the spiralizer for making zucchini noodles. And now? There’s the air fryer. But what is an air fryer? It’s a gadget that will be right at home in any cook’s kitchen. You can create crispy, crunchy […]

  • 5 Compelling Reasons to Clean Up Your Diet

    We all know it’s important to make time to exercise and move your body regularly. But no matter how many steps you log in a day, or how many workouts you crush in a week, you can’t overlook nutrition. Healthy eating is a critical part of being able to nourish your body and reach your […]

  • Introducing the Nutrition+ Membership

    Get your first 30 days of Nutrition+ RISK-FREE when you purchase a Nutrition+ Membership OR if you purchase select Challenge or Completion Packs. Check out FAQ 4400 for more information. Whether you want to live a healthier life or get better results from your fitness program, it’s important to be mindful of what you eat. […]

  • 3 Day Refresh Reformulation

    If you’re one of the million-plus people who have experienced the cleansing awesomeness of 3 Day Refresh, you know it’s a perfect way to clean up your nutritional act from time to time. The specially formulated shakes, fiber drink, and whole foods eating plan are a great way to realign your eating, help break bad […]

  • Pre-Order Autumn’s New Book Now!

    Since the launch of 21 Day Fix revolutionized healthy eating and fitness over six years ago, Autumn Calabrese has helped hundreds of thousands of people lose weight and keep it off with her simple yet crazy-effective approach to portion control. And now Autumn has written a deeply personal book that shares even more insight into […]

  • The Monthly Fix: How to Read a Food Label

    The Monthly Fix is the monthly companion to Beachbody’s premium nutrition program, Ultimate Portion Fix, created by Super Trainer Autumn Calabrese. Learn more about The Monthly Fix. In the June Topic Video for The Monthly Fix, Autumn does a deep dive into how to read a food nutrition label. Reading a food label and understanding what’s on it […]

  • What to Do If Your Loved Ones Don’t Support Your Weight-Loss Goals

    The Mindset Membership is the monthly companion to Beachbody’s premium nutrition program, 2B Mindset, created by Ilana Muhlstein, M.S., RDN. Learn more about The Mindset Membership.  Sign up for The Mindset Membership now — your first 30 days are free! When you’re trying to eat healthy, exercise, and make lifestyle changes that are necessary to reach your goals, support […]

  • Coming July 13: Beachbody Bevvy!

    Even when your diet is on point — you’re fueling your body with nutritious foods, cooking healthy meals, meal prepping — you can still get junk-food cravings that knock you off track. The good news is that you’re about to have a powerful new tool to help put those cravings on ice: Beachbody Bevvy, our […]

  • Can What You Eat Improve Your Mood?

    We tend to think of the connection between food and mood as a one-way street. We eat something that tastes good, and it makes us feel good. In fact, there’s emerging research that suggests what we eat could impact our mood. Of course, that doesn’t mean devouring a bucket of brownies will pull you out […]

  • The Mindset Membership: Tips to Lose Weight AND Save Money

    The Mindset Membership is the monthly companion to Beachbody’s premium nutrition program, 2B Mindset, and part of Nutrition+, our comprehensive solution to help you stay on track and reach your goals. Learn more about Nutrition+ and The Mindset Membership. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, part of my job is to educate my clients about health and […]

  • The Monthly Fix: How to Kick Your Cravings to the Curb

    The Monthly Fix is the monthly companion to Beachbody’s premium nutrition program, Ultimate Portion Fix, created by Super Trainer Autumn Calabrese. Learn more about The Monthly Fix. Cravings. We all get them — that sudden urge to dive headfirst into a bag of salty chips or a plate of sweet, sweet cupcakes. With frosting. And […]