Who doesn’t love a good holiday party? The festive atmosphere, the warm air, the smell of spices and the food — oh the food. There’s no shortage of that.
While it’s okay to enjoy festive indulgences in moderation, one of the best ways to avoid going overboard is to bring your own dishes. With that spirit in mind, we’ve collected our 12 favorite holiday appetizers, some sweet, some salty, that you can whip up and delight at your next get-together without going totally nuts on calorie counts.
Yes, it can be the “most wonderful time of the year.” But for most of us, it’s also the most stressful time of the year. And if you allow yourself to get stressed and stay stressed, you could be sabotaging your own weight-loss success.
When we’re stressed, our bodies produce a higher concentration of cortisol, which in turn boosts our appetites — especially for junk food — and ultimately increases belly fat. That’s why we’re highlighting 7 quick, easy, and inconspicuous ways to de-stress during the holiday madness!
Sure, the holidays are super stressful. But they’re also that one time of year that you get an excuse to show your loved ones how much you care. And if you know someone who is trying to lose weight or get healthy, you can show them your support by giving them something that will help them along in their journey.
We found 21 awesome gifts related to health and wellness that you can stuff into stockings, pop into a tiny gift bag, (or even put on your own list) this holiday season.
Why does everyone always talk about how important it is to eat breakfast? Is it really such a big deal? The short answer? Yes, very.
Experts have a laundry list of reasons why — everything from kick-starting your metabolism, to helping you consume fewer calories during the day, to improving your productivity, and even keeping your mood lifted. Here are some healthy and delicious breakfast options!
It’s November, and for most of us that means a lot of fun, family parties and all the joy that comes with them. But the start of November’s holiday season also means we’re hit with the double whammy: High-calorie temptations and stress — both of which are known causes of weight gain that can take up to five months to burn off.
Luckily, there are ways we can combat the issue while still enjoying all that the holidays have to offer. Here are 15 Quick-and-Easy Ways to Beat the Holiday Bulge:
The most critical part of losing weight is eating a healthy diet, but exercise is important too. But what if you don’t have time to hit the gym for an hour? Luckily, the Internet is chock-full of powerful workout routines lasting just 20 minutes or less!
We gave our fingertips a little exercise and rounded up the 10 best quick workouts from around the Web in one neat little list. These routines are sure to get your heart-rate up while still keeping within your busy schedule.
Sometimes, it’s the little things that make our weight loss journey worthwhile. That’s certainly true for Gary Jackson, a 62-year-old Marine Corps retiree who started Diet-to-Go in September. At 5 feet, 10 inches, Gary’s 227-pound weight and decades of unhealthy eating was finally starting to drag him down enough that he decided it was time for a change. And he found just what he was after with Diet-to-Go!
The idea of working out can be off-putting, especially to those of us who have never done it, don’t want to do it or simply can’t do it. Honestly, who wants to spend an hour in the gym pouring sweat and checking the clock every 10 seconds until it’s finally over? On the same token, long, vigorous bicycle rides, runs or swims may also not be an option. And guess what? That’s OK. Because luckily, most of us can take a walk — and there are so many reasons why we should.
There’s a lot of great health information out there. So much, in fact, that finding time to keep up with each individual magazine, website, blog, newspaper, etc. is darn near impossible. Fortunately, there is one thing we check pretty much every day, all day — our email. And even more fortunately, you can get all the wellness information you need to stay on top of your health delivered right to your inbox via free email newsletters. Here are our favorites!
Autumn produce has a wide range of textures and tastes, and they make the perfect segue into making creative dishes that will inspire you to eat healthy and prove that it’s delicious to do so.
We rounded up our favorite creative recipes, one main dish and one dessert, for our five favorite (and easy-to-find) fall fruits and veggies.
Tina's weight ballooned out of control, during and after the loss of her mother, but at 262 pounds and diagnosed with pre-diabetes, she knew it was time to make a change.
Since starting Diet-to-Go in January 2016, she has lost 82 pounds (and counting) and her doctor is completely stunned at her results.
Easy — the camaraderie, the support, the motivation, the like-mindedness, heck, even the ability others have to get our minds off how tough it is sometimes.
So it should go without saying that doing it with someone close to you has even more benefits — including a host of them for your relationship. Yes, it turns out that exercising with your significant other has some significant positive effects on you both!
How, exactly? We’ve rounded up 6 ways exercising with your partner can be a bonding experience and a way to keep you on-track.
When you have diabetes and you’re trying to lose weight, choosing the right snacks can get a little tricky, especially if you want to work in some new flavors.
Read on to get seven diabetes-friendly creative snack recipes plus the Diet-to-Go quick, easy diabetic snack list.
Not diabetic or pre-diabetic? Still read on! These snacks are great options for anyone looking to keep snacks low in sugar and carbs.
Knowledgeable and health-savvy nurse, Tricia Mamer, has tried many diet delivery plans in the last few years — Ultimate Food, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, you name it. But it wasn't until she found Diet-to-Go that she finally found healthy and great tasting diet success!
It’s your weekly weigh-in. You hop on the scale, thinking you did pretty well this past week, and then the disappointment creeps in — not much of a difference.
But before you throw in the towel, make sure that you’re not doing something that’s sabotaging your success, something simple that you may not have even noticed.
The demands of obtaining a doctorate degree are extremely high. It’s stressful, time-consuming and for many post-bachelor’s-degree students, it also takes a toll on their health.
It certainly did for James Crispo, a former postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. But he discovered Diet-to-Go and turned it all around.
The people who are most successful sticking to and achieving their fitness goals are those who create an exercise plan that jives best with their individual personality.
It’s called a “Fitness Personality,” and by figuring out which one you are, you can create an exercise plan that will keep you motivated and consistent.
During the paleolithic age (about 2.6 million years ago), our ancestors ate a diet of mainly of fish, nuts, berries and game, and hunted using tools made from stone or bone. Their nutritional map was pretty much whatever they could scavenge from the land. The cavemen of that time were foraging for the barest of essentials to simply survive, and the fact that, one day, modern humans would adopt their tenuous version of sustenance makes about as little sense as humanity suddenly abandoning cell phones in favor of smoke signals.
Summer may be halfway over, but some of the hottest days are still ahead of us.
And that means safety is a concern, especially for those of us who pack in a bit of exercise (which, by the way, is a great way to up your calorie budget and make room for a few snacks throughout the day).
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.