Dear Alice,

 With the fast coming up this weekend, I’m not really sure how to go about it. Any tips on how to stay on track?

Alice Responds:

See my fasting guide below to help you stay on track!

Before the fast:

-Eat regularly throughout the day.

- Drink extra water throughout the day.

- Avoid salty foods such as sauerkraut, pickles, soy sauce, eggplant, and spicing your food.

- You may have one extra serving of protein at dinner and one extra fruit.

Good fruits to eat before a fast include watermelon, grapes, and pineapple.

After the fast:

-Drink two cups of water.

-This is your budget, preferably in this order, but you may also switch the order if you wish:

One complete approved meal

Up to three fruits

1 snack

1 treat, if needed


Remember: you cannot make up all the calories of one day in a short time span.

Have an easy fast!

Moroccan Salmon


  • Peppers
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 3-5 jalapeno peppers
  • 2-3 carrots, cut into strips
  • Salmon
  • Sweet paprika
  • ½ tablespoon turmeric
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • Half bunch of cilantro

Sauté the vegetables in a pan. When the vegetables are half cooked, add the fish and cover halfway with water. Add lots of paprika (should be a dark red color). Add turmeric and add salt to taste. Cook on medium, covered, for about half an hour until fish is ready. While the fish is cooking, add fresh chopped cilantro.

Count this as a protein. Weigh it according to the amount allowed on your plan.

Alice Harrosh, is a nutrition counselor and manager at Nutrition by Tanya, with 10 locations plus a brand-new one in Queens. Alice knows that making healthy choices is not always easy, as she has been through the struggle herself. As an optimistic person, Alice’s favorite quote is: “It’s never too late to start eating better. If you have a bad morning, make it a better afternoon.” For more information on Nutrition by Tanya or the TAP (Tanya-approved products) food line, please visit or call 844-Tanya-Diet (844-826-9234). For daily tips and inspiration, you may follow @nutritionbytanya on Instagram.
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