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Slim, Savor & Nourish

Welcome to our annual weight-loss issue. Readers loved last year’s “Drop 5 Lbs in 2 Weeks” meal plan, so it’s back again by popular demand on page 80. For more healthy, slimming hacks, flip to page 38, where dietitians Erin Macdonald and Tiffani Bachus explain the gut-weight connection and how nourishing your microbiome could be the missing link between you and your healthiest weight. Even if you’re already there, gut health is a top concern for readers, and this story warrants a read for all of its sound advice for balancing healthy bacteria to fight inflammation, improve digestion and brain function and strengthen your immune system.

Recently, my husband and I made the switch to a mostly Paleo diet based on how positively our minds and bodies respond to fewer grains and legumes and less dairy and sugar. Really, it’s less about what you can’t eat and more about what you can with a focus on whole foods, plenty of seasonal fruits and veggies, grass-fed meats and healthy fats. So naturally, CE’s food editor Andrea Gourgy (who also eats a low-grain diet) and I were delighted to test the grain-free recipes (p. 60) by Contributing Culinary Nutritionist Pamela Salzman, and we were not disappointed. Even if you’re not grain-free, the Paleo sandwich bread, double-decker carrot cake and crispy chicken fingers make full-flavor, easy-on-the-stomach additions to any iteration of a clean diet you follow.

For dinner inspiration, I recommend checking out writer Anna Lee Boschetto’s spring cookbook roundup (p. 30) and Chef Nathan Lyon’s Totally Fresh Ways with Fish (p. 48). As a Monterey Bay Aquarium ambassador and Clean Eating Academy instructor, Lyon makes shopping for and understanding sustainable seafood easy, and his wildly creative fish recipes have the ability to convert even the non-fish-loving members of your family. Learn more about Lyon’s CEA course, Clean Cooking & Nutrition: The World’s Healthiest Proteins & Advanced Vegetable Prep here. 

Happy clean eating! 

Alicia Tyler

Editor-in-Chief

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What's Inside:

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EAT FOR YOUR BEST BODY

Our dietitian-designed weight loss plan will help you slim down thanks to the power of probiotics and preibiotics. 

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PUT SOME FISH ON YOUR DISH
Chef Nathan Lyon shares his tricks of the trade for cooking spectacular dinners with sustainable fish. 

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GRAIN-FREE DONE RIGHT

Trying to limit grains and sugar? Then, try these paleo-friendly takes on classic dishes like nachos and bread fried chicken. 

Plus:

  • Free 2-week weight-loss meal plan
  • Budget-friendly weeknight meals
  • Healthy french fries
  • DIY healing face mask 

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