Gluten-free is a craze that has inserted itself as one of the most popular dieting and weight loss trends since the turn of the century.
But, in reality, it’s probably not necessary for most of us and may even be harmful.
Your diet…when it was all shiny and new, things were going great! But now that the initial excitement has faded a bit, or after months of repetition, you’re just plain bored. No worries. It happens to the best of us. Don’t throw in the towel! Try these changes to reinvigorate your efforts and bring new zest to your healthy lifestyle!
Arwa Qammash grew up in a place very different than the U.S., but her desire to lose weight and eat healthy is the same as many Americans.
So, when she gained more than 20 pounds after giving birth to her first child, getting back in shape was definitely on the forefront of her mind and she turned to Diet-to-Go to help make it happen.
What’s a person to do if their calorie budget has no wiggle room? Get moving!
Weight-loss and weight-gain are both calorie-in, calorie-out equations. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) generally puts the average adult’s calorie budget at 2,000 calories. While that's the official guideline, your actual calorie needs vary, depending on a variety of factors. A calorie calculator will take into consideration your gender, height, weight, age, goals and activity level and give you a specific number for how many calories you should consume each day.
One of the best ways to motivate yourself along the way to your goal is with awesome rewards! But it doesn't make much sense to reward yourself for avoiding splurges like ice cream by celebrating over a pint of brownie batter, does it? (This is the part where you enthusiastically agree - I know <groan>).
While brownie batter is not a great reward for sticking to your plan (boo), THESE ARE! Check out these fantastic, Diet-to-Go-approved, non-food rewards for reaching your next milestone.
The 4th of July is one of America’s most special holidays, where we come together as a nation to remember and celebrate our freedom and independence. It’s also a time for family fun, pool parties, backyard games, picnics, barbecues and fireworks (of course!).
But what do you do when you want to take part in the festivities, but not all the extra calories? Easy! Make your own dishes - try these 12!
You hear it all the time — losing weight takes willpower...and lots of it.
Willpower is defined as deliberately exerting yourself to restrain your impulses.
You know the feeling well. It’s the agonizing back-and-forth in your head– one voice is telling you to do something while the other is telling you not to.
For Charles Sockey, it was about more than just wanting to look good. It was about coming so far in life and being determined to be able to enjoy it.
“I want to keep going until there’s no days left,” said 67-year-old analyst-retiree Charles. “I don’t want to be holed up. I want to live.”
In today’s world, it’s understandable that most of us have some core, preconceived notions about what to do (and what not to do) when it comes to exercise.
We’ve been told them all our life, after all.
Summer is a time for laying out poolside with a good book, going on evening walks and spending time at the park.
It’s also a time for picnics, block parties and barbeques, which means lots of high-calorie foods on-hand to tempt and pull you off-track.
While it’s okay to have a treat on occasion, you’ll want to take steps to ensure you don’t go overboard.
“If we want to inspire others, we have to achieve success ourselves.”
That’s what Elizabeth Christian, a telephone saleswoman and aspiring motivational speaker, believes — and it’s exactly what she held onto as she worked to lose weight and get in shape.
Authentically Emmie. The Anti-Jared. No Thanks to Cake. 300 Pounds and Running. The Double Chin Diary. Coffee Cake and Cardio. Those are just some examples of bloggers who have for years been the go-to’s for weight loss and healthy living inspiration.
And rightfully so. They’re the leaders in the field, people who have put themselves and their personal journeys out there for the world to see, day-in and day-out. Along the way, they have picked up hundreds of thousands of readers who go to them for motivation, for resources and even just to connect with someone who understands the struggle.
But what about those lesser-known bloggers?
We know that movies are a great way to stay entertained, and that they’re perfect for curling up on the couch with a healthy snack and relaxing on a Friday night.
Believe it or not, movies can also be a place to find inspiration for our weight loss journeys — as long as we know what to look for.
You’ve met them. The co-worker juicing for a month straight. The cousin who works out two hours a day. The friend who’s always on the latest (and weirdest) Hollywood regimen.
They’re all going to the extremes to lose weight – and the thing is? They’re doing it all wrong.
Trying to lose weight and get healthy is difficult enough by itself, but what if you had to do it while also serving as the primary caretaker of an ill loved one?
It may not sound like too much fun to most of us, but for Sheryl Walder, her mother’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis was the catalyst to push her into finally taking the leap.
We’ve all heard it a thousand times. Exercise helps us lose weight. Exercise keeps our heart strong. Exercise helps us live longer.
Healthy life practices lead to healthy eating practices. Starting your day off right is the first step to daily health and happiness. We asked 10 Diet-to-Go experts how to get the day started successfully.
It’s a story many women are all too familiar with — putting on extra pounds every year after 40, with no explanation and no obvious way to combat it.
It’s definitely the story of Stephanie, a California mental health specialist who at 5'6" slowly started gaining weight until she bubbled up to 165 pounds.
Greg Berlin, 29, decided to try Diet-to-Go as a way to get on-track with his eating habits.
“I worked out a lot, but the food was a problem,” he said. “I was always a big believer in what you put into your body is 90 percent of it.”
When that first alarm goes off early Monday morning, the last thing you want to do is get out of bed and head to the gym. Believe me, I know.
Luckily, there are a few things people like us can do to get through that annoying pre-dawn beeping (or after-work, or whenever), and still do what’s necessary to lose weight and get healthy.